Railways: Passengers

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th March 2019.

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Photo of James Morris James Morris Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of rail passenger numbers for each of the last 30 years.

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

The Office of Rail and Road publish the total number of rail passenger journeys within Great Britain each year. The number of journeys in each of the last 30 years is provided in the table below:

Number of franchised passenger journeys (millions)

Financial year

Total passenger journeys (millions)

1988-89

822.0

1989-90

812.0

1990-91

810.0

1991-92

792.0

1992-93

770.0

1993-94

740.0

1994-95

735.1

1995-96

761.2

1996-97

800.2

1997-98

845.7

1998-99

891.9

1999-00

931.0

2000-01

956.6

2001-02

959.6

2002-03

975.5

2003-04

1,011.7

2004-05

1,039.5

2005-06

1,076.5

2006-07

1,145.0

2007-08

1,218.1

2008-09

1,266.5

2009-10

1,257.9

2010-11

1,353.8

2011-12

1,460.0

2012-13

1,500.9

2013-14

1,586.5

2014-15

1,653.7

2015-16

1,715.9

2016-17

1,729.1

2017-18

1,705.5

Notes: This data does not include Heathrow Express, Eurostar, non-franchised operators, underground or light rail services.

Additional years are available at the following link:

http://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/displayreport/report/html/02136399-b0c5-4d91-a85e-c01f8a48e07e

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