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2000-09-01 DET-001
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions


Rail statistics 2000/2001 - first quarter

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Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

Rail statistics 2000/2001 - first quarter

1 September 2000
source Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
type Press release

note News Release 574

Rail passenger patronage and rail freight traffic maintained their upward trends according to the Bulletin of Rail Statistics published today by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

The most recent results covered in the Bulletin of Rail Statistics show that, comparing the first quarter of 2000/2001 with the first quarter of 1999/2000:

passenger-kilometres increased by seven per cent;

tonnes moved (tonne-kilometres) increased by nine per cent;

punctuality, as measured by the Public Performance Measure, fell by three-and-a-half per cent.
Also comparing provisional figures for 1999/2000 with 1998/1999 the figures show:

investment has increased by 12 per cent in real terms.
The Rail Bulletin brings together in one publication information available on National Railways. It is organised into sections covering passenger statistics, freight statistics, Government support and investment. The figures in this Bulletin mainly cover the period up to end of the first quarter of 2000/2001.

Notes to editors
The operators' computerised ticket system used to provide data for the passenger- kilometre series is not currently capturing information for certain new ticket types. This affects figures from 1997/98 onwards. An assessment has been made of the level of this under-recording and these estimates have been used to adjust the figures in Table 1. The table therefore provides a reasonable reliable measure of the trend in passenger-kilometres travelled. The figures are however still subject to further investigation and it may be necessary to revise them in later Bulletins.

A new table (Table 4) showing national Public Performance Measure (PPM) levels for all Train Operating Companies combined has been introduced for the first time in this Bulletin. In addition a new Table 5 shows PPM results for each Train Operating Company (these figures have previously been published by the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority), and Table 6 passenger statistics for the three service groups introduced for PPM purposes.

Press copies of the Bulletin will be available upon request on 020 7944 4448 and also for download.

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