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Monitoring the National Transport Plan

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  • Release date: 24 September 2013
  • Period covered: 2012
An annual report showing information based on 17 long term output indicators from the Wales Transport Strategy, which were grouped by their social, economic and environmental impacts.

Key points

  • Some 8 out of 10 journeys to work are made using a car or a van.  This has figure has remained constant for the past 10 years.
  • There were a little under 49 million journeys made using the Concessionary Fares Bus Pass in Wales in 2012-13.
  • The road safety targets set in 2000 were all met by 2010; with 2012 reporting the lowest level of killed or seriously injured, 1,034, on record.
  • Bus passenger numbers in Wales has remained constant at some 116 million between 2009-10 and 2011-12.
  • Rail passenger numbers in Wales increased from some 26 million 2009-10 to 27 million in 2010-11.
  • Road traffic in Wales fell from 26.93 billion vehicle kilometres in 2011 to 26.76 billion vehicle kilometres in 2012, the lowest level since 2003.
  • Sea passenger numbers fell from 2.8m in 2011 to 2.6m in 2012.
  • Air passenger numbers at Cardiff Airport fell from 1.2m in 2011 to 1.0m in 2012.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions relating to transport fell by 2 per cent between 2010 and 2011.


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