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Rail passenger journeys across Great Britain reach record levels


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Office of Rail Regulation

Rail passenger journeys across Great Britain reach record levels
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date
26 April 2012
source Office of Rail Regulation
type Press release



The number of rail passenger journeys across Great Britain has reached record levels according to new statistics published today by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).

The figures detail passenger rail journeys taking place within Great Britain from 1995-96 up to latest data for 2010-11, looking at travel within and between 11 government office regions (GORs) - East of England, East Midlands, London, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber.

The 2010-11 figures show that:

1.16 bn rail journeys took place in Great Britain – up 8.9% from 2009-10. 769.8 million rail journeys took place within individual GORs (an increase of 10.3% compared with 2009-10) and there were 393.3 million rail journeys between GORs (up 6.3% from 2009-10).
The total number of rail journeys for England was 1.05 bn - up 9.4% on 2009-10.
The total number of rail journeys for Scotland was 85.9 million - up 4.4% on 2009-10. 78.5 million rail journeys took place within Scotland (an increase of 3.7% compared with 2009-10) and there were 7.4 million rail journeys between Scotland and other GORs (up 11.7% from 2009-10).
The total number of rail journeys for Wales rose to 27.3 million – up 4.7% from 2009-10. 18.7 million rail journeys took place within Wales (an increase of 3.8% on 2009-10) and there were 8.6 million rail journeys between Wales and other GORs (up 6.8% from 2009-10).
London had more rail journeys than any other government region and 60.7% of all rail journeys in Great Britain started and/or ended in London. There were 706.3 million journeys involving London, an 11.7% increase on the previous year. There were 371.7 million journeys made within London (a 17.3% increase on 2009-10) and there were 334.5 million journeys made between London and other GORs (a 6.1% increase on the previous year).



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