New ORR data shows passenger journeys at record high

11 December 2014

New statistics published today by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) show that the number of passenger journeys on franchised rail services reached 407.7 million between July and September this year (Q2, 2014-15), a 4.4% increase on the same quarter last year.

This is the highest number of journeys recorded in a quarter since data collection began in 2002-03.

The 'Rail Usage Statistics' show the number of journeys made on the network and the distance travelled, providing an indication of the levels of demand for rail travel in Great Britain. The data for 1 July to 30 September 2014 shows there were:

  • 284.1 million journeys recorded in the franchised London and South East sector, a 4.3% rise on the same period last year. 
  • 33.6 million journeys in the franchised long distance sector had, a 3.5% increase.
  • 90 million journeys in the franchised regional sector, up 5.5%.
  • 0.54 million journeys on non-franchised passenger services, an increase of 16.0%

To read the full report and methodology visit: http://orr.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/15397/passenger-rail-usage-quality-report-2014-15-q2.pdf pdf icon PDF, 630 Kb