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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



Latest statistical release

Passenger rail usage 2018-19 Q4
Passenger rail usage 2018-19 Q4

Date published: 13 Jun 2019
Date next published: 03 Oct 2019

Key results

  • 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.