Railways: Birmingham

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the proportion of capacity used was of trains between London and Birmingham during (a) peak and (b) out of peak hours in each of the last twelve months.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

There are no published statistics on the train capacity used between London and Birmingham. The Department publishes rail crowding statistics by city which gives information on passenger numbers and capacity on arrival and departure from city centre stations.

Further information is available from the links below.

Peak rail capacity on a typical autumn weekday by city:


Peak rail capacity on a typical autumn weekday by London terminals:


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