Regional rail journeys - North East - Table 15.5
Number of passenger journeys by rail to, from and within the North East region.¹
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year): 1995-96 to 2016-17
Table 1 - North East 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
4,296
4,528
4,921
5,258
5,528
5,012
5,525
5,582
6,100
6,342
6,694
6,977
7,335
7,651
7,703
8,002
8,333
8,445
8,828
9,285
9,490
9,783
3.1
Within Region
3,268
3,504
3,741
3,865
4,049
3,831
3,721
3,406
3,974
4,277
4,577
4,634
4,817
5,371
5,437
5,750
5,848
5,807
5,948
5,700
5,689
5,797
1.9
Total Journeys
7,565
8,032
8,662
9,122
9,577
8,843
9,246
8,988
10,074
10,619
11,271
11,611
12,152
13,022
13,140
13,752
14,181
14,252
14,776
14,985
15,179
15,580
2.6
Table 2 - North East passenger journeys
Number of passenger journeys (thousands) between North East and other regions
Between North East 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
245
248
266
282
288
249
267
259
278
290
311
328
330
337
327
333
339
339
333
349
352
356
1.0
East Midlands
153
161
167
179
183
163
179
191
215
217
231
239
249
239
225
227
232
227
229
238
237
238
0.3
London
1,179
1,289
1,442
1,556
1,649
1,396
1,575
1,558
1,659
1,730
1,738
1,777
1,894
1,927
1,936
1,995
2,136
2,208
2,332
2,456
2,518
2,490
-1.1
North West
508
517
535
557
568
541
563
572
620
626
696
751
797
894
845
908
947
944
978
1,053
1,092
1,161
6.4
Scotland
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
South East
224
232
245
253
251
219
221
219
236
230
209
220
240
238
238
252
265
274
266
271
283
291
2.5
South West
150
156
161
171
182
166
184
172
149
115
108
105
113
116
110
114
114
103
98
107
102
101
-0.9
Wales - Cymru
44
45
47
47
48
44
43
45
44
37
39
38
40
37
37
39
40
37
34
34
31
28
-9.2
West Midlands
165
166
178
201
213
195
227
231
249
246
260
270
278
263
260
250
249
237
237
247
255
265
3.9
Yorkshire and the Humber
902
964
1,050
1,135
1,233
1,161
1,297
1,321
1,521
1,671
1,808
1,901
2,022
2,184
2,257
2,365
2,435
2,439
2,570
2,711
2,786
2,947
5.8
North East Total
4,296
4,528
4,921
5,258
5,528
5,012
5,525
5,582
6,100
6,342
6,694
6,977
7,335
7,651
7,703
8,002
8,333
8,445
8,828
9,285
9,490
9,783
3.1
Table 3 - North East passenger journeys to/from other Region² ³
Passenger journeys (thousands) between 2015 NUTS2 boundaries in North East 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 (b)
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
2,618
2,748
2,982
3,204
3,384
3,049
3,403
3,426
3,707
3,843
4,079
4,243
4,429
4,611
4,654
4,845
5,057
5,158
5,375
5,662
5,802
6,028
3.9
Tees Valley and Durham
1,678
1,780
1,940
2,050
2,142
1,963
2,122
2,155
2,393
2,499
2,615
2,734
2,906
3,039
3,049
3,157
3,276
3,287
3,453
3,623
3,688
3,755
1.8
North East Other
0
0
0
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
-
Total
4,296
4,528
4,921
5,258
5,528
5,012
5,525
5,582
6,100
6,342
6,694
6,977
7,335
7,651
7,703
8,002
8,333
8,445
8,828
9,285
9,490
9,783
3.1
Table 4 - North East passenger journeys within Region² ³
Origin and destination points (thousands) of journeys within North East 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 (b)
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
3,966
4,225
4,399
4,505
4,683
4,448
4,200
3,538
4,051
4,304
4,533
4,405
4,527
5,412
5,443
5,731
5,828
5,916
6,006
5,471
5,383
5,491
2.0
Tees Valley and Durham
2,571
2,783
3,083
3,225
3,416
3,214
3,242
3,274
3,896
4,250
4,621
4,862
5,107
5,331
5,431
5,769
5,868
5,697
5,890
5,930
5,996
6,103
1.8
North East Other
0
0
0
0
-1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
-
Total
6,537
7,008
7,481
7,729
8,098
7,662
7,442
6,812
7,948
8,554
9,154
9,268
9,634
10,742
10,874
11,500
11,696
11,614
11,896
11,400
11,379
11,594
1.9

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
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