Transport: North of England

Department for Transport written question – answered on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Alexander Stafford Alexander Stafford Conservative, Rother Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the average number of daily journeys by each mode of transport from (a) Dinnington, (b) North Anston, (c) South Anston, (d) Laughton, (e) Maltby and (f) Thurcroft to (i) Rotherham, (ii) Sheffield, (iii) Doncaster and (iv) Worksop.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department produces estimates of where trips begin and end for the purpose of forecasting travel for use in specific transport modelling applications. The estimates are based on national data sources such as people’s propensity to travel from the National Travel Survey and where they may live from ONS population projections. This helps inform bespoke models used in individual scheme appraisals by providing an initial estimate of demand, which the more specific models refine in light of more local data. This data set is publicly available here https://data.gov.uk/dataset/national-trip-end-model-ntem and associated guidance for its specific use can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tag-unit-m4-forecasting-and-uncertainty. Other available information for journeys at some of the locations has been provided below for each mode, though this includes all journeys made at specified locations and does not specify the start and end points. This information has been selected from a variety of statistical sources and as a result there are differences in time periods and geographies.

Journeys made by rail

The ORR produce annual Estimates of Station Usage for each mainline railway station on Great Britain’s rail network. This publication gives the total number of entries and exits at each station over an annual period, which has been provided in the table below as a daily average for 2018/19 financial year, at the listed locations which have a train station:

Station name

Entries and exits (daily average)

(i) Rotherham Central

1,554

(ii) Sheffield

27,144

(iii) Doncaster

10,734

(iv) Worksop

1,207

Journeys made by all road vehicles

The Department publishes the motor vehicle flow by local authority, which provides the number of motor vehicles passing in 24 hours at an average point on the road network in each local authority.

Local Authority

2018 Annual Average Daily Flow* (number of vehicles)

Doncaster

5,602

Rotherham

5,499

Sheffield

3,765

Nottinghamshire

4,187

* The number of motor vehicles passing in 24 hours at an average point on the road network in each local authority.

This information is taken from the Road Traffic Estimates in Great Britain 2018 publication, table TRA8907 (https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/road-traffic-estimates-in-great-britain-2018)

Journeys made by tram

There were 48.1 million passenger journeys on the Sheffield Supertram in 2018/19. The journeys on the Sheffield Supertram cross several constituencies, but the Department only holds data on the total number of journeys for the entire system per year.

Journeys made by bus

The number of passenger journeys on buses in South Yorkshire PTE was 91.3m in 2018/19. Further information on bus use in other areas is unavailable.

Journeys made by air

The Department does not hold data for air journeys in these areas.

Journeys made by taxis

The Department does not hold daily journey data at an area level.

Journeys made by walking

The Department does not hold daily journey data at an area level.

Journeys made by cycling

The Department does not hold daily journey data at an area level.

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