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Passengers rapidly return to rail
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date
22 May 2001
source ATOC
type Press release



Rail passengers are rapidly returning to the rail network, latest figures from the Association of Train Operating Companies revealed today.

Figures for April show more than 1.6 million passenger journeys were made when compared with April 2000.

ATOC Director General, George Muir, said: "This is the first substantial increase in passenger journeys since the Hatfield accident and has coincided with improving train performance.
"A significant aspect in the recovery of passenger growth has been the excellent promotional campaigns by operators which has seen passenger journeys on Intercity operators recover from 21 per cent down in November last year to only two per cent down for April."

ENDS

For more information: ATOC press office (020) 7904 3010

Passenger Journeys April 2000 April 2001 Change
Intercity 6,382,000 6,229,000 -2.4%
Regional Railways 16,557,000 16,148,000 -2.5%
London & south east 47,630,000 49,819,000 +4.6%
Total 70,570,000 72,197,000 +2.3%


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