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Bus & Coach Operators Market Report 2014

  • March 2014
  • -
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

Executive Summary

This Key Note Market Report provides an assessment of the market for bus and coach operators in Great Britain, focusing on the 5-year period between 2009 and 2013. Buses and coaches accounted for 5.4% of all passenger kilometres travelled in Great Britain in 2013, making these vehicles the second most-used method of transport after passenger cars. Buses also accounted for over three-fifths of all journeys made on public transport in 2013; both of these figures are indicative of the sector’s importance to Great Britain’s transport network. However, despite this, passenger journeys on local bus services in Great Britain have been in decline in the past 5 years, with London being the only area to see growth over this period. 45.1% of all local bus journeys made in Great Britain were made in London.

Table Of Contents

Bus and Coach Operators Market Report 2014
Bus and Coach Operators 2014
Foreword
Executive Summary
Market Definition
REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
MARKET TRENDS
Bus Passenger Journeys at-Year Low
Rising Bus Fares
Industry Consolidation Threatens Competition
Cuts to Bus Services
ECONOMIC TRENDS
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Overseas
Market Size
THE TOTAL MARKET
Local Services
Industry Background
RECENT HISTORY
NUMBER OF COMPANIES
EMPLOYMENT
REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE
DISTRIBUTION
HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?
LEGISLATION
The Bus Service Operators Grant
The Concessionary Bus Travel Act
Disability Discrimination Acts of and
Local Transport Act
KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
Coach Tourism Council
Confederation of Passenger Transport UK
Competitor Analysis
THE MARKETPLACE
MARKET LEADERS
Arriva London
FirstGroup PLC
The Go-Ahead Group PLC
London Bus Services Ltd
London United Busways Ltd
Lothian Buses Ltd
Metroline Ltd
National Express Ltd
Stagecoach Group PLC
OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS
MARKETING ACTIVITY
Exhibitions and Trade Shows
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS
Buying Behaviour
TYPES OF TICKET PURCHASED
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
England (excluding London)
London
Current Issues
TECHNOLOGICAL ISSUES
Audio Alerts for Drivers to Improve Bus Safety
Contactless Payments
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON: THE FALL OF BENDY BUSES AND THE RISE OF THE ROUTEMASTER
VEHICLE OWNERSHIP AND AVAILABILITY
Number of Private Cars and Motorcycles
Number of Licensed Drivers
Household Car Availability
STAYCATIONS
REFORMS TO THE BUS SERVICE OPERATORS GRANT
Better Bus Areas
GREEN BUS FUND
The Global Market
EUROPE
THE US
GLOBAL COMPARISON
Forecasts
INTRODUCTION
Quarter Key Trends
Economic Forecasts
FORECASTS TO
Operating Revenue
Passenger Journeys
MARKET GROWTH
Operating Revenue
Passenger Journeys
FUTURE TRENDS
Bus Passes for Pensioners
Cleaner, Greener Vehicles
Smart Ticketing
Restructuring and Consolidation
Company Profiles
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
Turnover (Sales)
Pre-Tax Profit
Profit Margin
Average Remuneration
Sales per Employee
FURTHER INFORMATION
ARRIVA LONDON NORTH LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
ARRIVA LONDON SOUTH LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
FIRSTGROUP PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
THE GO-AHEAD GROUP PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
LONDON BUS SERVICES LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
LONDON UNITED BUSWAYS LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
LOTHIAN BUSES LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
METROLINE LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
STAGECOACH GROUP PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
Further Sources
Associations
Publications
General Sources
Government Publications
Other Sources
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