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524 million public transport journeys in Scotland were made in 2016/17

National Statistics released by Transport Scotland show that of public transport journeys 75% were made by bus, 18% by rail, 5% by air and 2% by ferry.

In addition to public transport journeys the publication also shows that in Scotland:

• Car traffic is estimated to have increased by 2% over the year to 35.4 billion vehicle kilometres and pedal cycle traffic is estimated to have increased by 3% to 352 million vehicle kilometres in 2016.
• Nine million motor vehicles were licensed by the end of 2016 and 270,000 new vehicle registrations in 2016. Eighty two per cent of all vehicles licensed were cars.
• There were 46.4 billion vehicle kilometres travelled on Scotland’s roads in 2016, a 2% increase on the previous year.
• There were 393 million passenger journeys by bus in 2016, accounting for 75% of all public transport journeys.
• There were 94.2 million passenger journeys on ScotRail services in 2016/17, an increase of 1% since 2015/16.

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