Manchester-sheffield Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of scheduled trains between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly were classed as having passengers in excess of capacity from the latest available data.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

There are no published statistics on the proportion of scheduled trains between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly with passengers in excess of capacity.

Rail crowding statistics published by the Department for Transport give information on levels of train crowding by city, and a table containing the percentage of train services with passengers in excess of capacity (PiXC) at Manchester and Sheffield during the morning and evening peak is given below:

Number of services

Number of services with PiXC

Percentage of services with PiXC

AM peak arrivals

Manchester

1 hour peak

68

13

19%

3 hour peak

185

22

12%

Sheffield

1 hour peak

21

2

10%

3 hour peak

58

2

3%

PM peak departures

Manchester

1 hour peak

68

9

13%

3 hour peak

192

20

10%

Sheffield

1 hour peak

22

1

5%

3 hour peak

63

2

3%

Further information is provided in the following online table:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/633753/rai0212.ods

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