When buses replaced trams in UK, there was an immediate 30% drop in passengers, followed by a gradual decline

At the end of WW2 when wholesale removal of trams occurred, only 5% of persons had a car and it was thought by the authorities that they had no choice when the trams were replaced by buses, but this was not the case as they  progressively bought cars. In three major cities, London, Liverpool and Leeds it is well documented ( below) that when trams were replaced with modern buses which were actually faster, the patronage dropped by 30% as the patrons switched to cars or other means of transport.


For full article click here: “Why were trams removed in British cities and what happened”