Regional rail journeys - GB and England Scotland Wales by region - Table 15.13 (2016-17)
Number of passenger journeys by rail to, from and within England, Scotland and Wales¹
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year): 2016-17
Table 1 - Great Britain passenger journeys by region
Total number of passenger journeys (thousands) to/from other regions, 2016-17
 
To and from
East of England
East Midlands
London
North East
North West
Scotland
South East
South West
Wales - Cymru
West Midlands
Yorkshire and the Humber
Great Britain
 
East of England
-
1,818
141,907
356
748
263
3,710
584
139
959
999
151,483
East Midlands
1,818
-
9,493
238
3,297
214
1,240
363
137
4,600
3,974
25,374
London
141,907
9,493
-
2,490
11,218
2,244
202,155
12,259
2,110
13,322
7,197
404,394
North East
356
238
2,490
-
1,161
1,907
291
101
28
265
2,947
9,783
North West
748
3,297
11,218
1,161
-
2,649
1,694
674
1,923
5,297
9,478
38,138
Scotland
263
214
2,244
1,907
2,649
-
250
74
39
403
1,006
9,049
South East
3,710
1,240
202,155
291
1,694
250
-
6,748
611
3,302
758
220,758
South West
584
363
12,259
101
674
74
6,748
-
2,801
1,810
416
25,830
Wales - Cymru
139
137
2,110
28
1,923
39
611
2,801
-
1,301
143
9,233
West Midlands
959
4,600
13,322
265
5,297
403
3,302
1,810
1,301
-
1,057
32,318
Yorkshire and the Humber
999
3,974
7,197
2,947
9,478
1,006
758
416
143
1,057
-
27,975
Great Britain
151,483
25,374
404,394
9,783
38,138
9,049
220,758
25,830
9,233
32,318
27,975
 
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.
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