Passenger kilometres by year - Table 12.2
Number of franchised passenger kilometres travelled (billions)
Great Britain
Annual data (calendar year): 1947 to 2016
Calendar year
Total passenger kilometres (franchised)
1947
37.0
1948
34.2
1949
34.0
1950
32.5
1951
33.5
1952
33.3
1953
33.5
1954
33.3
1955
32.7
1956
34.0
1957
36.4
1958
35.0
1959
35.8
1960
34.7
1961
33.9
1962
31.8
1963
31.5
1964
32.0
1965
30.1
1966
29.7
1967
29.1
1968
28.7
1969
29.6
1970
30.4
1971
30.1
1972
28.3
1973
29.8
1974
30.9

1975
30.3
1976
28.6
1977
29.3
1978
30.7
1979
32.0
1980
30.3
1981
29.7
1982
27.2
1983
29.5
1984
29.8
1985
29.7
1986
30.9
1987
31.7
1988
34.0
1989
33.5
1990
33.7
1991
32.1
1992
32.0
1993
30.6
1994
28.8
1995
29.7
1996
31.7
1997
34.1
1998
35.7
1999
37.9
2000
39.0
2001
38.6
2002
39.3
2003
40.4
2004
41.7
2005
42.7
2006
45.2
2007
48.3
2008
50.6
2009
50.4

2010
53.3
2011
55.9
2012
58.1
2013
59.1
2014
61.8
2015
63.6
2016 (p)
65.0
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.       Data does not include Heathrow Express, Eurostar 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 http://www.transport.gov.scot/statistics/scottish-transport-statistics-all-editions
3.       Data comparing the UK with other European countries is available from Eurostat http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/transport/data/database