Train and bus use on the increase

The rising cost of motoring is encouraging more people to use public transport, according to bus and train group Go-Ahead.

The operator of bus services in the North-east, London and Oxford said an increase in the number of fare-paying passengers against concessionary users had boosted revenues outside London by 4 per cent in the four months to 26 October. The rail arm, which includes the Southeastern and London Midlands services, saw revenues rise rise 8 to 12 per cent.