Passenger rail usage

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Quarterly statistics reporting the volume of passenger journeys, kilometres and revenue on the mainline network in Great Britain. Long-running time series on passenger journeys (Table 1220) and passenger kilometres (Table 1230) are updated annually.

For details on how these statistics are compiled, please see our Passenger rail usage quality and methodology report and for information on any revisions, please see our Revisions Log.

Data and reports that include previous statistical releases on Passenger rail usage can be found on the National Archives.

If you have any questions or feedback on these statistics, please contact rail.stats@orr.gov.uk


Latest statistical release

Passenger rail usage, July to September 2022
Passenger rail usage, July to September 2022

Date published: 15 Dec 2022
Date next published: 16 Mar 2023

Key results

  • A total of 359 million rail passenger journeys were made in Great Britain in the latest quarter (1 July to 30 September 2022). This is 80.3% of the 448 million journeys in the same quarter three years ago (pre-pandemic). Strike action by the railway unions took place on five days in the latest quarter. In response, a reduced timetable was put in place on the strike days and on some of the days after.
  • A total of 13.7 billion passenger kilometres were travelled in the latest quarter. This is 77.4% of the 17.7 billion kilometres travelled in the same quarter three years ago.
  • Total passenger revenue was £2.2 billion in the latest quarter. This is 71.0% of the £3.1 billion three years ago (when adjusted for inflation).