26 Feb '16, 11am

Bus travel £1,000 a year cheaper than commuting by car, says Stagecoach.

Bus travel £1,000 a year cheaper than commuting by car, says Stagecoach.

Despite low fuel prices, bus travel is much cheaper than commuting by car, according to research conducted for Stagecoach which claims that the saving can be around £1,000 per year. Bus travel costs are around 55 per cent cheaper than the same commute by car, saving passengers an average of more than £90 a month, according to the study which covered 35 commuter routes in England, Scotland and Wales. It compared the weekly price of taking the bus with the cost of fuel and car parking for the same journeys. The biggest savings identified were in the east of England where bus passengers travelling between St Ives and Cambridge were 83 per cent better off, saving more than £5,500 a year compared to motorists. In the north-east of England, taking the bus between South Shields and Newcastle was up to £1,100 per year cheaper than driving, and commuters in Merseyside travelling be...

Full article: http://www.busandcoach.com/news/articles/2016/bus-travel-...

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