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Proposed Changes

Following recent consultation with RSMG, ORR is proposing to change the publication schedule of Network Rail Outputs and Indicators - Key Statistics from quarterly to 6-monthly to align with the publication schedule of ORR’s Network Rail Monitor which these statistics support. The punctuality data (PPM, CaSL and Right Time) included in these statistics is already updated every period for each train operator separately on the data portal. This change to the publication schedule will take effect from the start of 2017, therefore the statistics will be published in June and November each year only.

ORR is also proposing to change the collection period for the Private investment in the rail industry table. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) currently collects rail investment survey data from private companies each quarter, however the table is only updated once a year and published with a quarterly breakdown as part of the Rail finance statistical release. It is proposed that from 2017-18 the survey will be carried out by ONS on an annual basis and that no quarterly data will be available.  

If you have any comments or queries on these proposed change, please contact rail.stats@orr.gsi.gov.uk.


Statistical releases and other datasets

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of our statistics in line with requirements for National Statistics accreditation, we introduced themed statistical releases in 2013. These releases provide contextual commentary on statistics across a common topic (e.g. rail usage) and aid the user in the interpretation of the data. There are eight themed statistical releases; four are published  quarterly and four annually.  A Quality Report also accompanies each statistical release. Please contact us at rail.stats@orr.gsi.gov.uk for more information.  A summary of the key findings and next steps of the feedback survey on ORR statistical releases and quality reports is now available.

Also available on the statistical releases webpage are factsheets to accompany some of the datasets on the data portal which are not part of the eight themed statistical releases, e.g. TOC Key Statistics, Rail Passenger Assists and Disabled Persons Railcards.

A dataset of Estimates of Station Usage  consisting of estimates of the total numbers of people entering, exiting and changing at every station in Great Britain is published annually along with a methodology report and infographics.

We also provide data on request where possible and these are published on the additional datasets webpage.

Changes to publications

For information on changes to previous publications go to further information.

For any further information, please contact the statistics Head of Profession, Lyndsey Melbourne at rail.stats@orr.gsi.gov.uk or ring 0207 282 3978.

Next scheduled reports to be added - 16/2/2017