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Third quarter bus figures 'the highest for 20 years'

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BUS passenger figures for the period from July to September were the highest for the quarter for more than 20 years, according to the latest statistics.

Environment & Infrastructure president Deputy Barry Brehaut. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 19683415)

In total, 574,678 people travelled on the scheduled service during those months.

When the third quarter’s numbers are combined with figures for the first two quarters, it totals more than 1.3 million passengers – a rise in excess of 101,000 over the first three quarters of 2016.

Environment & Infrastructure president Barry Brehaut said the figures ‘continue to exceed all expectations’. ‘We are now on course for another record-breaking year with approximately 1.75 million passengers expected to have used the scheduled bus network by the end of the year,’ he said.

There is still some unpublished data, he added, such as the number of students carried on dedicated school buses.

Once combined, it is expected that CT Plus will carry in the order of two million passengers across our network of services in 2017, said Deputy Brehaut.

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