Regional rail usage

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Annual statistics providing passenger journeys data for each Region of Great Britain, including journeys between Regions, within Regions and between England, Scotland and Wales. These estimates are collated by Steer on behalf of ORR.

For details on how these statistics are compiled, please see our Regional 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 Regional 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

Regional rail usage 2019-20
Regional rail usage 2019-20

Date published: 25 Feb 2021
Date next published: TBC

Key results

  • The statistics for 2019-20 include the period before and immediately following the government’s announcement of measures to limit the impact and transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Rail passenger journeys in Great Britain decreased by 1.1% in 2019-20 compared with 2018-19. This is a slightly larger fall in journeys than the 0.8% fall published in the 2019-20 Q4 Passenger Rail Usage statistical release.
  • Wales and the East of England (both down 3.8% on 2018-19) recorded the largest fall in journeys in 2019-20.