Regional rail journeys - GB and England Scotland Wales - Table 15.3 (2016-17)
Number of passenger journeys by rail to, from and within England, Scotland and Wales¹
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year): 1995-96 to 2016-17
Table 1 - Great Britain 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 (b)
2007-08
2008-09 (b)
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16 (b)
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
To/from other Region
209,231
227,015
245,518
259,154
276,827
281,659
285,549
292,284
300,884
308,648
316,713
347,320
370,876
374,475
370,030
393,335
410,055
421,251
434,780
453,577
467,311
477,167
2.1
Within Region
380,268
400,902
425,601
445,843
470,734
473,418
473,079
483,031
490,511
499,837
510,681
636,715
647,177
699,688
695,362
767,094
817,963
847,789
897,855
939,024
996,466
992,509
-0.4
Total Journeys
589,499
627,917
671,119
704,997
747,560
755,077
758,628
775,315
791,395
808,484
827,395
984,035
1,018,053
1,074,163
1,065,392
1,160,429
1,228,018
1,269,040
1,332,634
1,392,601
1,463,777
1,469,675
0.4
Table 2 - Journey patterns for England, Scotland and Wales
Total number of passenger journeys (thousands) between England, Scotland and Wales
 
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07 (b)
2007-08
2008-09 (b)
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16 (b)
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
England and Scotland
4,491
4,462
4,631
5,114
5,401
4,902
5,221
4,813
4,972
4,847
5,176
5,517
5,767
6,091
6,599
7,368
7,550
7,696
7,934
8,618
8,364
9,010
7.7
England and Wales
5,021
5,255
5,529
5,613
5,768
5,720
5,979
6,214
6,633
6,693
6,897
7,238
7,605
7,902
8,003
8,538
9,012
9,124
9,009
9,302
9,564
9,193
-3.9
Scotland and Wales
76
74
72
74
75
70
58
50
43
41
41
41
40
38
42
51
48
49
45
52
43
39
-7.6
Table 3 - Journey patterns for England, Scotland and Wales
Total number of passenger journeys (thousands) within country
 
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07 (b)
2007-08
2008-09 (b)
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16 (b)
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
England
526,145
563,358
602,786
634,658
673,413
680,885
684,894
701,875
713,505
724,945
737,676
889,646
918,576
969,555
959,594
1,050,007
1,112,829
1,151,055
1,213,164
1,267,253
1,335,945
1,340,507
0.3
Scotland
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
Wales
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
Source:
The Origin Destination Matrix (ODM) is the source of data for this report. This 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:
In 2006-07, the methodology was improved by adding additional estimates for rail travel using TfL sold travelcards.
In 2008-09, new estimates of rail travel in passenger transport executives (PTEs) areas were included in the dataset.
In 2015-16, the methodology used to allocate journeys made wholly within the London Travelcard Area has been changed. In general, this has re-allocated some journeys that would previously been allocated to London Terminal stations to stations outside of Zone1.
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.
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:
1. 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 here: http://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/browsereports/12
2. 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
3. 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/
4. 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