Passenger rail usage
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 12.5) and passenger kilometres (Table 12.2) are updated annually.
For details on how these statistics are compiled, please see our Passenger rail usage methodology and quality 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.
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Latest statistical release
Date published: 13 Jun 2019
Date next published: 03 Oct 2019
- Rail passenger journeys in Great Britain in 2018-19 reached a record high of 1.759 billion. It increased by 3.0% compared to the previous year and was driven by a 3.9% increase in the London and South East sector.
- Total passenger revenue reached £10.3 billion in 2018-19, with annual revenue growth at its highest (6.1%) since 2014-15.
- Passenger kilometres increased to 67.7 billion in 2018-19. All three sectors increased, with the highest growth (3.3%) in the London and South East compared to 2017-18.
Previous statistical releases
- Passenger train kilometres by operator - Table 12.13
- Passenger revenue by sector - Table 12.8
- Passenger revenue by ticket type - Table 12.9
- Passenger journeys by sector - Table 12.6
- Passenger journeys by ticket type - Table 12.7
- Passenger journeys by train operating company - Table 12.12
- Passenger kilometres by sector - Table 12.3
- Passenger kilometres by ticket type - Table 12.4
- Passenger kilometres by train operating company - Table 12.11
- Revenue per passenger kilometre and revenue per passenger journey - Table 12.10