Railways: Solihull

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th February 2019.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information he holds on the number of passenger (a) arrivals and (b) departures at (i) Solihull, (ii) Olton and (iii) Shirley railway stations in each of the last five years.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) estimates the number of passengers travelling to and from stations within Great Britain. The estimates for Solihull, Olton and Shirley are presented in the table below:

Estimates of total arrivals and departures by station

Station arrivals

Station departures

Year

Solihull

Olton

Shirley

Solihull

Olton

Shirley

2017-18

951,871

242,308

182,884

951,871

242,308

182,884

2016-17

941,900

240,224

181,059

941,900

240,224

181,059

2015-16

916,958

230,386

178,599

916,958

230,386

178,599

2014-15

871,010

212,358

164,731

871,010

212,358

164,731

2013-14

831,230

206,252

166,492

831,230

206,252

166,492

Please note there have been methodological changes over the recording of these statistics so yearly figures may not be directly comparable.

Source: ORR Estimates of Station Usage (http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/station-usage-estimates)

Station arrivals and departures provide an estimation of the number of passenger journeys, based on origin and destination data from ticket sales. The methodology applied makes an assumption that the number of station arrivals and departures are equal.

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