Railways: West Midlands

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 4 July 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in rail passenger usage of (a) Coventry station and (b) all stations in the West Midlands in the last five years.

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)

Estimates of Station Usage are published annually by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). This publication contains estimates for the total number of passengers travelling to and from each station in Great Britain.

Estimates of the number of entries and exits at Coventry station over the last five years are as follows:

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Coventry

5,641,000

5,961,000

6,253,000

6,921,000

7,378,000

Source: Office of Rail and Road, Estimates of Station Usage

Station entries and exits are an estimation of the number of passenger journeys with an origin or final destination of Coventry. The methodology applied makes an assumption that the number of station entries and exits are equal.

Journeys in which a passenger changes from one train to another at these stations in are presented separately as interchanges and are not included in these figures.

Statistics on Regional Rail Usage are also published by the ORR and the number of rail journeys in the West Midlands over the last five years are as follows:

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

West Midlands

74,051,000

78,216,000

80,563,000

86,801,000

91,457,000

Source: Office of Rail and Road, Regional rail usage

These statistics estimate the number of journeys for which stations in West Midlands are an origin or a destination. This includes rail journeys to, from and within the West Midlands region.

Estimates of station usage for each station throughout Great Britain are published on the ORR website at:

http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/station-usage-estimates

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