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 2018-19
Regional rail usage 2018-19

Date published: 23 Jun 2020
Date next published: TBC

Key results

  • Rail passenger journeys in Great Britain increased by 3.0% in 2018-19 compared to 2017-18.
  • The West Midlands (up 6.2%) recorded the largest increase while Yorkshire and the Humber (down 0.6%) recorded the largest fall in 2018-19.
  • Journeys to/from other regions increased by 3.0%. The number of journeys increased for all regions. The highest growth rate was for journeys to/from the West Midlands, with an increase of 3.5%. Wales (down 0.8%) was the only region to record fewer journeys to/from other regions compared with last year.
  • Journeys within regions increased by 2.9%. The West Midlands recorded the largest increase this year with growth of 7.7%. Yorkshire and the Humber (down 1.9%) recorded the largest decrease this year.