HC Deb 12 November 1979 vol 973 c459W
Mr. Eggar

asked the Minister of Transport what is the current estimate of the number of people who rely on public transport to travel to work; and what was the estimate in 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1975.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The available estimates for Great Britain are shown in the table.

Year Public bus Rail
1966 7.0 1.5
1971 5.7 1.5
1978 4.8 1.4

The 1966 and 1971 data are from the population censuses and the 1978 figure is estimated from travel surveys. Information for other years is not available.

Mr. Eggar

asked the Minister of Transport how many people arrive by public transport in central London between 7 am and 10 am every weekday.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The latest estimates, for October-November 1978, are given in the following table:

Public transport—mode (000)
British Railways 409.5
Lt Underground* 324.7
Bus 133.0
Total 867.2
* Excludes double-counting of passengers who travel both by British Railways and LT Underground.

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