Regional rail journeys - Wales - Table 15.10
Number of passenger journeys by rail to, from and within Wales.¹
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year): 1995-96 to 2016-17
Table 1 - Wales - Cymru passenger journeys
Total number of passenger journeys (thousands)
 
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
To/from other Region
5,097
5,329
5,600
5,687
5,843
5,790
6,037
6,263
6,675
6,734
6,937
7,279
7,645
7,940
8,045
8,590
9,060
9,173
9,054
9,354
9,607
9,233
-3.9
Within Region
9,390
9,553
9,747
9,674
10,766
11,203
12,104
12,426
12,863
13,156
13,491
14,596
16,236
17,385
18,000
18,685
19,038
19,232
19,792
19,972
20,706
21,218
2.5
Total Journeys
14,487
14,882
15,347
15,360
16,609
16,994
18,141
18,689
19,538
19,890
20,428
21,875
23,882
25,325
26,045
27,274
28,098
28,405
28,846
29,326
30,313
30,451
0.5
Table 2 - Wales - Cymru passenger journeys
Number of passenger journeys (thousands) between Wales and other regions
Between Wales and
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
East of England
120
120
121
126
127
125
129
131
133
129
133
140
142
144
142
147
161
163
158
158
145
139
-3.9
East Midlands
109
112
113
117
123
122
126
128
139
134
136
135
137
135
135
142
141
140
133
137
137
137
0.2
London
1,404
1,454
1,555
1,611
1,625
1,618
1,679
1,744
1,811
1,801
1,840
1,919
2,017
2,040
2,051
2,162
2,232
2,266
2,225
2,239
2,244
2,110
-6.0
North East
44
45
47
47
48
44
43
45
44
37
39
38
40
37
37
39
40
37
34
34
31
28
-9.2
North West
1,046
1,126
1,186
1,188
1,212
1,192
1,209
1,159
1,310
1,341
1,359
1,424
1,512
1,561
1,616
1,753
1,853
1,847
1,825
1,887
1,915
1,923
0.4
Scotland
76
74
72
74
75
70
58
50
43
41
41
41
40
38
42
51
48
49
45
52
43
39
-7.6
South East
465
477
492
506
514
505
518
534
557
549
565
576
580
598
597
642
682
699
664
662
646
611
-5.5
South West
1,150
1,204
1,236
1,203
1,250
1,261
1,389
1,533
1,643
1,724
1,818
1,975
2,060
2,232
2,228
2,404
2,602
2,679
2,650
2,797
3,018
2,801
-7.2
West Midlands
561
593
650
684
736
726
765
809
852
841
865
889
969
1,005
1,053
1,093
1,147
1,145
1,170
1,226
1,272
1,301
2.3
Yorkshire and the Humber
123
125
129
130
133
127
122
130
143
137
142
142
147
150
145
156
153
149
151
162
155
143
-8.1
Wales - Cymru Total
5,097
5,329
5,600
5,687
5,843
5,790
6,037
6,263
6,675
6,734
6,937
7,279
7,645
7,940
8,045
8,590
9,060
9,173
9,054
9,354
9,607
9,233
-3.9
Table 3 - Wales - Cymru passenger journeys to/from other Region² ³
Passenger journeys (thousands) between 2015 NUTS2 boundaries in Wales and other regions
To/From another region by NUTS2 boundaries
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
East Wales
2,853
3,044
3,191
3,247
3,392
3,399
3,617
3,850
4,061
4,153
4,355
4,607
4,835
5,065
5,117
5,432
5,770
5,914
5,873
6,093
6,406
6,066
-5.3
West Wales and The Valleys
2,227
2,283
2,409
2,440
2,452
2,391
2,420
2,414
2,547
2,530
2,540
2,672
2,810
2,875
2,928
3,158
3,290
3,260
3,181
3,261
3,201
3,166
-1.1
Wales Other
17
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
67
51
42
0
0
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
-
Total
5,097
5,329
5,600
5,687
5,843
5,790
6,037
6,263
6,675
6,734
6,937
7,279
7,645
7,940
8,045
8,590
9,060
9,173
9,054
9,354
9,607
9,233
-3.9
Table 4 - Wales - Cymru passenger journeys within Region² ³
Origin and destination points (thousands) of journeys within Wales by 2015 NUTS2 boundaries
Within the region by NUTS2 boundaries
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
East Wales
9,572
9,738
9,860
9,762
11,182
11,729
12,865
13,333
13,864
14,353
14,930
16,142
17,932
18,992
19,462
20,135
20,569
20,888
21,537
22,064
23,366
24,094
3.1
West Wales and The Valleys
9,210
9,368
9,634
9,585
10,350
10,678
11,342
11,519
11,853
11,952
12,044
13,050
14,541
15,778
16,538
17,235
17,505
17,574
18,046
17,880
18,045
18,339
1.6
Wales Other
-3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
7
8
0
0
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:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
-
Total
18,780
19,106
19,494
19,347
21,532
22,407
24,208
24,852
25,726
26,312
26,982
29,191
32,473
34,770
36,000
37,369
38,074
38,462
39,583
39,944
41,411
42,432
2.5

Source:
Origin Destination Matrix (ODM), which is mainly derived from the rail industry's ticketing and revenue database, LENNON, supplemented with other industry data for some regions.
Symbols:
(:) Data not available
(r)  Data revised
(p) Data are provisional
(b) Break in time series
Notes:
Data can be subject to methodological changes indicated by (b).
1. Regional rail journey numbers are calculated based on the origin and destination named on the ticket. This differs from figures published as part of the Passenger Rail Usage statistical release (http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/statistical-releases), which is calculated based on the number of legs taken to complete a journey.
2. The sub-regions used in all the 11 regional tables have been updated to the 2015 NUTS2 boundary definitions as was previously done in the 2015-16 estimates of station usage dataset. For further information on the local authority boundaries as they existed prior to the 2009 reorganisation, please refer to the ONS Website.
3. Journeys by historic sub-regions tables can be found: http://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/browsereports/15
More details on methodology can be found in the quality report relating to this dataset: http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/statistical-releases
 
This dataset is used in the Regional Rail Usage statistical release. To view or download the statistical release: http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/statistical-releases
Revisions
For the latest information on data revisions, please see the revisions log: http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/code-of-practice/revisions-log
Other datasets:
- ORR publishes data on passenger rail usage by sector, ticket type and by Train Operating Company though these are calculated on a different basis to regional rail usage. If a passenger has to change trains, this would be classed as two journeys in passenger rail usage but only one journey in regional rail usage. The Passenger Rail Usage statistical release is available here: http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/statistical-releases and associated data tables are available
- Department for Transport publishes regional transport statistics within their National Travel Survey, which is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-travel-survey-statistics. DfT also publishes rail usage data on light rail and tramways within Transport Statistics Great Britain, available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/transport-statistics-great-britain
- Transport Scotland publish data on rail usage in their annual Scottish Transport Statistics. The latest publication is available here: https://www.transport.gov.scot/publications/
- The Welsh Government publish regional rail usage data within their compendium of rail transport statistics. The latest publication is available here: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/?topic=Transport&lang=en