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 January to March 2022
Passenger rail usage January to March 2022

Date published: 16 Jun 2022
Date next published: 06 Oct 2022

Key results

  • A total of 990 million rail passenger journeys were made in Great Britain over the last year (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022). This was more than double the 388 million recorded last year. It equates to 56.9% of 1,739 million journeys made two years ago.
  • Passenger Revenue totalled £5.9 billion this year. This was nearly three times the £2.0 billion (when using November 2021 prices) generated last year. It is equal to 54.0% of the £11.0 billion generated two years ago.
  • The 819 million journeys made this year using ordinary tickets equate to 71.7% of usage two years ago. By contrast, the 167 million season ticket journeys equate to 28.4% of usage two years ago.