Regional rail journeys - Scotland - Table 15.7
Number of passenger journeys by rail to, from and within Scotland.¹
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year): 1995-96 to 2016-17
Table 1 - Scotland 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 (b)
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
4,567
4,536
4,702
5,189
5,477
4,973
5,280
4,862
5,015
4,887
5,216
5,558
5,807
6,129
6,641
7,419
7,599
7,745
7,978
8,669
8,406
9,049
7.6
Within Region
44,376
45,216
48,355
49,865
52,137
52,297
50,372
49,938
53,380
58,802
64,115
66,998
69,828
73,192
73,153
75,780
79,541
81,883
82,691
87,404
89,156
89,709
0.6
Total Journeys
48,944
49,752
53,057
55,054
57,614
57,269
55,651
54,800
58,395
63,690
69,331
72,556
75,636
80,175
82,285
85,881
87,140
89,628
90,669
96,073
97,562
98,758
1.2
Table 2 - Scotland passenger journeys
Number of passenger journeys (thousands) between Scotland and other regions
Between Scotland 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 (b)
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
East of England
282
260
266
270
266
227
230
209
217
216
222
234
241
259
264
295
277
283
274
286
265
263
-0.8
East Midlands
147
148
152
158
164
151
162
129
126
127
147
151
153
154
163
189
191
208
201
211
204
214
4.8
London
1,232
1,190
1,180
1,468
1,514
1,301
1,348
1,147
1,156
1,069
1,105
1,241
1,362
1,473
1,658
1,963
2,061
2,047
2,107
2,263
2,088
2,244
7.5
North East
726
752
830
877
913
876
969
1,013
1,130
1,180
1,295
1,347
1,373
1,416
1,467
1,520
1,576
1,637
1,751
1,818
1,833
1,907
4.0
North West
836
852
905
1,000
1,109
1,079
1,160
1,106
1,109
1,074
1,131
1,236
1,313
1,442
1,615
1,855
1,942
2,016
2,083
2,361
2,320
2,649
14.2
South East
322
293
287
285
281
247
234
196
190
165
162
181
189
189
200
247
242
249
239
265
241
250
3.6
South West
185
179
181
174
189
171
170
128
115
92
85
84
86
73
78
100
90
88
80
87
80
74
-6.9
Wales - Cymru
76
74
72
74
75
70
58
50
43
41
41
41
40
38
42
51
48
49
45
52
43
39
-7.6
West Midlands
225
226
228
242
276
244
273
208
183
175
189
201
196
213
291
311
279
281
281
347
350
403
15.3
Yorkshire and the Humber
536
562
603
639
689
606
674
676
748
747
840
843
855
873
864
887
893
887
918
981
983
1,006
2.4
Scotland Total
4,567
4,536
4,702
5,189
5,477
4,973
5,280
4,862
5,015
4,887
5,216
5,558
5,807
6,129
6,641
7,419
7,599
7,745
7,978
8,669
8,406
9,049
7.6
Table 3 - Scotland passenger journeys to/from other Region² ³
Passenger journeys (thousands) between 2015 NUTS2 boundaries in Scotland and other regions
To/From another region by NUTS2 boundariesā“
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 (b)
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
Eastern Scotland
2,461
2,491
2,660
2,915
3,080
2,765
2,960
2,739
2,850
2,798
3,004
3,215
3,401
3,618
3,886
4,264
4,400
4,520
4,646
4,995
5,019
5,410
7.8
Highlands and Islands
236
223
216
235
235
205
209
189
190
182
187
189
197
196
200
224
207
197
193
182
137
130
-5.3
North Eastern Scotland
293
273
284
272
262
248
275
260
268
254
271
295
296
308
323
382
364
369
381
362
311
277
-11.2
South Western Scotland
843
805
720
869
868
768
571
564
592
610
624
1,858
1,915
2,007
2,231
2,549
2,628
2,659
2,760
3,130
2,939
3,232
10.0
Scotland Other
733
743
822
897
1,031
987
1,265
1,110
1,115
1,044
1,129
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Total
4,567
4,536
4,702
5,189
5,477
4,973
5,280
4,862
5,015
4,887
5,216
5,558
5,807
6,129
6,641
7,419
7,599
7,745
7,978
8,669
8,406
9,049
7.6
Table 4 - Scotland passenger journeys within Region² ³
Origin and destination points (thousands) of journeys within Scotland 2015 NUTS2 boundaries
Within the region by NUTS2 boundariesā“
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 (b)
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
Eastern Scotland
17,656
17,276
19,016
20,798
22,926
23,933
23,963
24,960
26,892
30,366
31,799
33,285
35,137
37,303
38,808
39,796
38,941
40,516
42,782
45,239
47,706
48,182
1.0

Highlands and Islands
2,063
2,058
2,077
2,138
2,239
2,280
2,268
2,362
2,655
2,746
2,931
3,348
3,485
4,001
4,067
4,246
4,446
4,490
4,277
4,307
4,272
4,053
-5.1
North Eastern Scotland
1,685
1,723
1,916
2,031
2,080
2,130
2,303
2,275
2,444
2,582
2,875
3,141
3,457
3,629
3,826
4,261
4,684
5,013
5,423
5,670
5,267
4,651
-11.7
South Western Scotland
45,348
46,604
49,617
50,146
51,581
50,588
47,066
45,334
49,971
54,487
60,625
88,469
91,745
103,157
104,586
108,617
111,010
113,747
112,896
119,586
121,063
122,527
1.2
Scotland Other
22,000
22,771
24,085
24,615
25,447
25,662
25,145
24,946
24,796
27,423
29,999
5,755
5,833
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Total
88,753
90,432
96,710
99,730
104,274
104,593
100,744
99,876
106,759
117,605
128,229
133,996
139,656
148,091
151,288
156,921
159,081
163,766
165,378
174,803
178,308
179,412
0.6
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).

In 2008-09, new estimates of rail travel in passenger transport executives (PTEs) areas were included in the dataset.
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
4. There are 2 new authorities for 2015-16 which is due to the opening of the new Borders Line in September 2015.
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