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Key Facts

STAGECOACH GROUP
£300m:

Stagecoach invested around £300m in new vehicles for the UK in the four years to 2012.

%:

Stagecoach Group's rail franchises, South West Trains and East Midlands Trains, have higher levels of punctuality and customer satisfaction than the UK average.

1st:

Stagecoach Group's South West Trains rail franchise operates the UK's first self-service Brompton cycle rental scheme

500:

More than 500 jobs have been created by Stagecoach Group's budget coach service megabus.com in North America.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
70%:

Since privatisation, the number of annual national rail journeys in the UK has risen by over 70% (Source: Transport Statistics Great Britain)

47,000:

Nearly 47,000 buses operate in the UK (Source: Transport Statistics Great Britain)

3%:

Only 3% of the cost of a UK rail ticket goes to train company profits

8%:

Some 8% of UK road traffic is affected by heavy congestion (Source: Department for Transport)

646m:

Americans living in areas served by public transport save 646 million hours in travel time and 398 million gallons of fuel every year in congestion reduction alone (Source: American Public Transportation Association)

2/3:

Buses account for around two-thirds of all public transport journeys in the UK (Source: Transport Statistics Great Britain)

$6:

Every dollar communities invest in public transport generates around $6 in economic returns (Source: American Public Transportation Association)

5.2m:

There are around 5.2 million bus journeys in the UK every year (Source: Transport Statistics Great Britain)

CARS
85%:

Around 85% of UK transport journeys are by car (Source: Transport Statistics Great Britain)

10x:

Motor vehicle traffic in the UK was more than 10 times higher in 2009 than it was in 1949 (Source: Transport Statistics Great Britain)

19p:

Rail travel costs on average 19p per mile compared to 49p per mile for car travel (Source: RAC Cost of Motoring Index 2010 /Association of Train Operating Companies)

55%:

Cars account for around 55% of all UK domestic transport greenhouse gas emissions (Source: National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory)

85%:

Around 85% of UK commuting and business travel car trips have only one occupant (Department for Transport)

1/3:

Around a third of households in the UK have two or more cars (Source: National Travel Survey)

THE ENVIRONMENT
4%:

Buses account for less than 4% of all UK domestic transport greenhouse gas emissions (Source: National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory)

6 in 10:

Around six in 10 customers agree the environment is a priority for them (Source: Stagecoach Group)

20-80cm:

The projected rise in sea levels across the UK by 2100 (Source: ACT ON CO2)

40%:

Approximately 40% of the UK national rail network is electrified (Source: Department for Transport)

↓35%:

Stagecoach has cut gas consumption from its UK workplaces by 35% (Source: Stagecoach Group)

2m:

Switching from the car to bus and coach for one in 25 journeys could save 2 million tonnes of CO2 (Source: Greener Journeys)

2%:

Trains account for less than 2% of all UK domestic transport greenhouse gas emissions (Source: National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory)

26%:

Around 26% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions are from the transport sector (Source: Transport Canada)