The National Rail Trends (NRT) Portal provides access to up-to-date statistics held by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).  

ORR is launching a new data portal in early 2019. The key changes are:

  • Statistical releases to be available from the data portal alongside supporting data tables
  • Customisable graphs and charts
  • Improved navigation

We are currently testing the functionality of the new data portal and will inform users of the 'go-live' date when we have completed the user testing.

Information on changes to statistical publications can be found on ORR's user engagement page


Statistical releases and other datasets


As part of our commitment to improving the quality of our statistics in line with requirements for National Statistics accreditation, we publish themed statistical releases. These releases provide contextual commentary on statistics across a common topic (e.g. rail usage) and aid the user in the interpretation of the data. A Quality Report detailing information on methodology also accompanies each statistical release.

We also publish factsheets to accompany some of the datasets on the data portal which are not part of the themed statistical releases, e.g. TOC Key Statistics, Rail Passenger Assists and Disabled Persons Railcards.

A dataset of Estimates of Station Usage  consisting of estimates of the total numbers of people entering, exiting and changing at every station in Great Britain is published annually.

We also provide data on request where possible and these are published on the additional datasets webpage.

Changes to publications

For information on changes to previous publications go to further information.

For any further information, please contact the statistics Head of Profession, Lyndsey Melbourne at rail.stats@orr.gov.uk or ring 0207 282 3978.

Next scheduled reports to be added - 25th June 2019

  • Disabled Persons Railcard (DPRC) and assisted journeys data - 2018-19 Period11-13 (Source:RDG)

A schedule of when previous data was added to the NRT portal is also available

For the full range of scheduled publications, please consult the publication schedule

For information on the cookies used on the NRT portal please consult the privacy and cookies page.

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