Passenger journeys by year - Table 12.5
 
Number of franchised passenger journeys made (millions)
Great Britain
Annual data (calendar year): 1950 to 1984
Annual data (financial year): 1985-86 to 2016-17
Financial year
Total passenger journeys
1950
1,010.0
1951
1,030.0
1952
1,017.0
1953
1,015.0
1954
1,020.0
1955
994.0
1956
1,029.0
1957
1,101.0
1958
1,090.0
1959
1,069.0
1960
1,037.0
1961
1,025.0
1962
965.0
1963
938.0
1964
928.0
1965
865.0
1966
835.0
1967
837.0
1968
831.0
1969
806.0
1970
824.0
1971
816.0
1972
754.0
1973
728.0
1974
733.0
1975
730.0
1976
702.0

1977
702.0
1978
724.0
1979
748.0
1980
760.0
1981
719.0
1982
630.0
1983
694.0
1984
702.0
1985-86
686.0
1986-87
738.0
1987-88
798.0
1988-89
822.0
1989-90
812.0
1990-91
810.0
1991-92
792.0
1992-93
770.0
1993-94
740.0
1994-95
735.1
1995-96
761.2
1996-97
800.2
1997-98
845.7
1998-99
891.9
1999-00
931.0
2000-01
956.6
2001-02
959.6
2002-03
975.5
2003-04
1,011.7
2004-05
1,039.5
2005-06
1,076.5
2006-07
1,145.0
2007-08
1,218.1
2008-09
1,266.5
2009-10
1,257.9
2010-11
1,353.8
2011-12
1,460.0

2012-13
1,500.9
2013-14
1,586.5
2014-15
1,653.7
2015-16 (r)
1,715.9
2016-17 (r)
1,729.1
Source(s):
LENNON ticketing and revenue database, Train Operating Companies (TOCs), Office of Rail and Road (ORR) and Department for Transport (DfT)
Symbols:
(:)           Data not available or Operator not in service
(r)          Data revised
(p)          Data are provisional
 
Notes:
1.       Only calendar year data is available up to 1984.
2.       Data does not include Heathrow Express, Eurostar, non-franchised operators or light rail (inc. underground) services.
 
More details on methodology can be found in the quality report relating to this dataset:
 
This dataset is used in the passenger rail usage statistical release. To view or download the statistical release:
Revisions:
 
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Other datasets:
1.       DfT publish annual light rail and tram usage statistics https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/light-rail-and-tram-statistics#history
2.       Transport Scotland publish data on rail usage in their annual Scottish Transport Statistics publication https://www.transport.gov.scot/search-results/?q=statistics&type=publication
3.       Data comparing the UK with other European countries is available from Eurostat http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/transport/data/database