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From Monday 17th May in England only, we’re safely and steadily making more seats available on local buses, when busy. For full details go to our travelling safely page.
Please continue to keep your distance, where possible and wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you’re exempt.
04 Jul 2016
Travelling by bus is good for your health. It is a third less stressful than commuting by car[iv]
Taking the bus frees your hands and you head. Allowing you to catch up on life admin, read a book or play games on your mobile- all whilst you get to your destination
Walking to the bus stop can, on average, help you to achieve half of the Government’s recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day[v]
If everyone switched just one car journey a month to the bus, there would be one billion fewer car journeys on our roads and a saving of 2 million tonnes of CO2[vi]
In 2015, low carbon emission buses saved nearly 70,000 tonnes of CO2 compared with their standard diesel equivalents[vii]
Buses are vital to improving air quality. The latest models deliver a 95% reduction in NOx emissions compared with 2009 bus models
[i] Greener Journeys, A Roadmap to Growth, 2015
[ii] Office of National Statistics, Driving licence holding and vehicle availability, 2012
[iii] Office of National Statistics, Driving licence holding and vehicle availability, 2012
[iv] Research commissioned by Greener Journeys, conducted by Dr David Lewis of the University of Sussex, September 2010
[v] Research commissioned by Greener Journeys, conducted by Dr David Lewis of Mind Lab International, September 2011
[vi] Greener Journeys, The Road to a Carbon Efficient Britain, 2009
[vii] Research commissioned by Greener Journeys, conducted by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, February 2016