The number of bus passengers in London has gone up, bucking to the trend in the rest of England, government figures have revealed.
Passengers increased despite a fares' hike
People travelling by bus and train have increased by 1.9% in 2005-2006 compared with the previous year.
Bus passenger journeys also rose in Yorkshire and the Humber and in the East Midlands. Figures fell by 1.2% across the rest of England.
This hike was despite a 5% rise in the fares in local buses across England.
In south-east England passenger numbers remained the same as in 2004-2005.
The report by the Department for Transport said that 77% of senior citizens were aware of local concession fares.
Statistics also showed that 85% of people living in households without cars were aware of concession schemes compared with 75% of households with cars.
Private sector investment in the rail industry fell to £3.7bn from £5.5bn in 2004-2005, the report revealed.
The government has given £4.59bn to the industry, which is up from £3.79bn in the previous year.