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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 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.

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

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Latest statistical release

Passenger Rail Usage 2019-20 Q3
Passenger Rail Usage 2019-20 Q3

Date published: 12 Mar 2020
Date next published: 04 Jun 2020

Key results

  • Rail passenger journeys in Great Britain in 2019-20 Q3 increased to 462 million (2.6% rise compared with 2018-19 Q3). The number of journeys in the year ending December 2019 was 1.8 billion.
  • Passenger kilometres increased by 2.1% compared with 2018-19 Q3. There were increases in all three franchised rail sectors, with the highest growth (5.4%) in the Regional sector.
  • Passenger revenue rose by 2.9% to £2.7 billion in 2019-20 Q3.
  • The volume of passenger train kilometres in 2019-20 Q3 was 136 million, up 4.3% compared with 2018-19 Q3.