Bus journeys in the UK reach 53-year record high
According to official figures by The Transport for London (TfL), the number of journeys made on London buses has reached a 53-year high. Last year, the number of passenger journey reached 2.3 billion, surpassing the previous year by 24 million passengers.
Every weekday 7,500 London buses carry more than six million people on 700 routes, and last year saw the highest number of journeys in London since 1957, when there were 2.8 billion.
Mayor Boris Johnson said London had "possibly the most comprehensive network of bus services in the world".