BRITONS have cut travel to London and other big cities in the wake of the Paris terror attacks to the point that transport operator Stagecoach has now cut its profit forecasts for the year.
The firm’s rail and bus services between British and European cities, including the French capital, have taken a huge hit after 130 were massacred three weeks ago, the firm said today.
Leisure trips to London have been worst affected with fewer people making journeys to the capital outside usual commuting hours on South West trains and on coaches from Oxford, which are both run by Stagecoach.
It’s estimated almost 400 extremists allied to ISIS, also known as Daesh, are back in Britain after travelling to Syria.
Stagecoach said in a statement: “Since mid-November, we have seen a reduction in the rate of revenue growth in parts of our rail and inter-city coach operations in the UK and continental Europe.
“We believe that revenue has been adversely affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris discouraging people from travelling to major cities.”
The recent severe weather in the North of England had further hampered bus travel in the area, according to the firms’s finance director Ross Paterson.
However, Stagecoach said it expects number to start picking up again soon.