COVID-19 Transport Trend Data - 14 - 19 April 2020

Transport Scotland is monitoring transport trends during the COVID-19 outbreak. This information provides a snapshot of travel across main modes. We use this information to inform Scottish Government policy in relation to both resilience and response. This information cannot be used to determine compliance with government guidance relating to non-essential travel in isolation. Police Scotland hold information in relation to penalty notices issued under emergency legislation. For the period 14 - 19 April we saw:

  • Concessionary bus journeys down by 90%
  • Rail journeys down by 95%
  • Ferry journeys down by 95%
  • Plane journeys down by 90%
  • Car journeys down by 75%
  • Cycling journeys up by 50%

These figures are prepared by Transport Scotland statisticians and compare actual journeys against our estimations of typical travel patterns. Figures are derived from a range of sources, including the Department for Transport National Travel Survey, data published in Scottish Transport Statistics, and data collected across the transport networks from a range of partners.


Published Date 22 Apr 2020 Type Topic