Regional rail journeys - West Midlands - Table 15.11
Number of passenger journeys by rail to, from and within the West Midlands region.¹
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year): 1995-96 to 2016-17
Table 1 - West Midlands 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
10,738
11,392
12,501
13,534
14,244
14,099
14,893
15,305
15,897
16,238
17,291
18,853
20,103
21,111
22,429
23,806
25,108
26,142
27,164
28,699
30,442
32,318
6.2
Within Region
12,263
13,594
14,499
15,260
15,513
15,165
15,541
16,131
17,365
18,231
19,733
21,083
22,187
38,309
38,993
40,170
47,139
47,909
51,052
51,864
56,358
59,140
4.9
Total Journeys
23,001
24,986
27,000
28,794
29,757
29,264
30,434
31,436
33,262
34,469
37,024
39,936
42,290
59,420
61,422
63,976
72,247
74,051
78,216
80,563
86,801
91,457
5.4
Table 2 - West Midlands passenger journeys
Number of passenger journeys (thousands) between West Midlands and other regions
Between West Midlands 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
363
389
422
476
513
518
532
535
549
522
537
576
581
591
635
707
747
807
809
863
934
959
2.7
East Midlands
1,513
1,633
1,800
1,947
2,058
2,075
2,225
2,418
2,683
2,746
2,833
2,962
3,017
3,356
3,462
3,597
3,781
3,807
3,904
4,042
4,317
4,600
6.6
London
3,886
4,167
4,687
5,091
5,385
5,369
5,573
5,572
5,664
5,794
6,245
7,042
7,727
7,954
8,725
9,254
9,904
10,493
11,028
11,777
12,533
13,322
6.3
North East
165
166
178
201
213
195
227
231
249
246
260
270
278
263
260
250
249
237
237
247
255
265
3.9
North West
1,689
1,750
1,859
1,966
2,050
1,992
2,098
2,170
2,128
2,176
2,457
2,726
2,921
3,088
3,286
3,658
3,896
4,070
4,277
4,554
4,839
5,297
9.5
Scotland
225
226
228
242
276
244
273
208
183
175
189
201
196
213
291
311
279
281
281
347
350
403
15.3
South East
1,126
1,197
1,299
1,434
1,477
1,477
1,546
1,619
1,730
1,789
1,843
1,998
2,109
2,228
2,317
2,510
2,656
2,839
2,959
3,014
3,188
3,302
3.6
South West
718
766
839
903
915
908
1,012
1,061
1,110
1,144
1,207
1,277
1,348
1,457
1,460
1,471
1,501
1,514
1,538
1,630
1,716
1,810
5.5
Wales - Cymru
561
593
650
684
736
726
765
809
852
841
865
889
969
1,005
1,053
1,093
1,147
1,145
1,170
1,226
1,272
1,301
2.3
Yorkshire and the Humber
491
504
540
590
621
595
641
682
749
804
853
913
957
958
939
954
948
950
961
998
1,037
1,057
1.9
West Midlands Total
10,738
11,392
12,501
13,534
14,244
14,099
14,893
15,305
15,897
16,238
17,291
18,853
20,103
21,111
22,429
23,806
25,108
26,142
27,164
28,699
30,442
32,318
6.2
Table 3 - West Midlands passenger journeys to/from other Region² ³
Passenger journeys (thousands) between 2015 NUTS2 boundaries in West Midlands 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
Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire
1,765
1,895
2,077
2,219
2,403
2,497
2,633
2,735
2,885
3,038
3,135
3,654
3,842
4,010
4,054
4,302
4,551
4,837
5,045
5,314
5,535
5,772
4.3
Shropshire and Staffordshire
2,290
2,377
2,594
2,737
2,876
2,714
2,781
2,797
2,786
2,900
3,216
3,510
3,800
3,931
4,364
4,881
5,232
5,391
5,638
5,962
6,284
6,678
6.3
West Midlands
4,493
4,742
5,091
5,385
5,341
5,224
5,324
5,235
5,290
4,845
4,792
11,689
12,461
13,171
14,011
14,623
15,324
15,914
16,482
17,423
18,623
19,869
6.7
West Midlands Other
2,190
2,377
2,738
3,193
3,624
3,664
4,155
4,538
4,935
5,455
6,147
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Total
10,738
11,392
12,501
13,534
14,244
14,099
14,893
15,305
15,897
16,238
17,291
18,853
20,103
21,111
22,429
23,806
25,108
26,142
27,164
28,699
30,442
32,318
6.2
Table 4 - West Midlands passenger journeys within Region² ³
Origin and destination points (thousands) of journeys within West Midlands 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
Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire
4,359
4,578
4,859
5,112
5,328
5,307
5,433
5,338
5,638
5,839
6,411
7,833
8,093
10,287
10,958
11,255
12,448
12,785
13,478
13,548
14,516
14,837
2.2
Shropshire and Staffordshire
4,076
4,219
4,518
4,638
4,733
4,671
4,895
4,930
5,115
5,312
5,622
5,937
6,364
7,593
8,064
8,540
8,948
8,957
9,312
9,418
9,806
10,334
5.4

West Midlands
10,092
11,844
12,707
13,518
13,592
13,099
13,213
13,702
14,680
15,089
16,066
28,394
29,917
58,738
58,964
60,546
72,882
74,077
79,314
80,763
88,395
93,109
5.3
West Midlands Other
5,998
6,547
6,915
7,253
7,373
7,253
7,540
8,292
9,297
10,221
11,367
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Total
24,525
27,188
28,998
30,521
31,026
30,330
31,081
32,262
34,730
36,461
39,466
42,165
44,374
76,617
77,987
80,340
94,278
95,819
102,104
103,728
112,716
118,279
4.9
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