Facts and usage statistics about public transit in West Midlands, United Kingdom

Commute patterns by Light Rail, Train & Bus in West Midlands - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in West Midlands get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in West Midlands walk each day. See which Light Rail, Train & Bus and stations are most popular in West Midlands, and more!
West Midlands has 3 transit type(s), including: Light Rail, Train & Bus, operated by several transit agencies, including National Rail, National Express West Midlands, National Express Coventry, De Courcey, Stagecoach, Arriva Midlands, Trent Barton, Diamond, Johnsons Excelbus, D & G Coach & Bus, Other Operators & Stagecoach Warwickshire
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In West Midlands, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 94 min. Over 95% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in West Midlands each day? Commuters wait on average 17 min, but over 50% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within West Midlands is 6.6 km. Yet 44% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in West Midlands is 56%. On average, 21% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in West Midlands, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.72 km? Approximately, 22% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time

How long do people usually commute in West Midlands by public transit everyday?
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday.
94 min
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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in West Midlands, United Kingdom?
The percentage of transit riders who ride public transit for more than 2 hours every day. This includes travel by Light Rail, Train & Bus.
38%
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Waiting Time

How long do people usually wait at a station in West Midlands every day?
The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for their Light Rail, Train & Bus line on a weekday.
17 min
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How many people in West Midlands usually wait a long time at a transit station?
The percentage of people who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work.
27%
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Trip Distance

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in West Midlands?
The average distance people usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Light Rail, Train & Bus.
6.6 km
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How many people have a long commute every day in West Midlands?
The percentage of people that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit.
10%
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Number of Transfers

How many people transfer lines at least once in West Midlands?
The percentage of people who transfer at least one time during a single trip.
56%
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How many people transfer transit lines more than once during a single trip in West Midlands?
The percentage of people who transfer at least twice when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip.
21%
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Walking Distance

How far do people usually walk per trip in West Midlands?
The average distance people walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work.
0.72 km
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How many people walk for more than 1 km in West Midlands?
The percentage of people who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work.
22%
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Most popular Bus lines
  • 14 - Birmingham - Chelmsley Wood via Alum Rock
  • 80 - Birmingham - West Bromwich via Smethwick
  • 8A - Birmingham Inner Circle Anticlockwise
Most popular Bus stations
  • Tesco Express
  • Colmore Row
  • New St Station
Most popular Light Rail lines
  • MM1 - Birmingham - Wolverhampton
Most popular Light Rail stations
  • Art Gallery
  • Ryder St
  • Dale House
Most popular Bus lines
  • 14 - Birmingham - Chelmsley Wood via Alum Rock
  • 80 - Birmingham - West Bromwich via Smethwick
  • 8A - Birmingham Inner Circle Anticlockwise
Most popular Bus stations
  • Tesco Express
  • Colmore Row
  • New St Station
Most popular Light Rail lines
  • MM1 - Birmingham - Wolverhampton
Most popular Light Rail stations
  • Art Gallery
  • Ryder St
  • Dale House
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