Bus Facts – May 2014

The term ‘bus’ derives from the word ‘omnibus’.

The average number of people in a coach is 32 compared to 1.58 in a car.

Bus passenger journeys make up over two thirds of all public transport usage.

The first two omnibuses departed on July 4th 1929 from Paddington New Road London, now Marylebone Road, bound for Bank Junction.

Sources: www.greenerjourneys.com, www.cardinalbuses.com, www.knowledgeoflondon.com