Rail journeys hit new heights
The number of passenger journeys have reached record levels, according to latest data from the Office for Rail Regulation (ORR). In 2010-11, 1.16 billion journeys took place in Great Britain, up 8.9% from 2009-10.
769.8 million rail journeys took place within individual government office regions (GORs), which is an increase of 10.3% compared with 2009-10, and there were 393.3 million rail journeys between GORs – up 6.3% from 2009-10.
The total number of rail journeys forEnglandwas 1.05 billion – up 9.4% on 2009-10. InScotland, the total number of rail journeys for was 85.9 million – up 4.4% on 2009-10. 78.5 million rail journeys took place within Scotland (an increase of 3.7% compared with 2009-10) and there were 7.4 million rail journeys between Scotland and other GORs (up 11.7% from 2009-10).
The total number of rail journeys forWalesrose to 27.3 million – up 4.7% from 2009-10. 18.7 million rail journeys took place within Wales (an increase of 3.8% on 2009-10) and there were 8.6 million rail journeys between Wales and other GORs (up 6.8% from 2009-10).
Londonhad more rail journeys than any other government region and 60.7% of all rail journeys inGreat Britainstarted and/or ended inLondon. There were 706.3 million journeys involving London, an 11.7% increase on the previous year.
There were 371.7 million journeys made within London (a 17.3% increase on 2009-10) and there were 334.5 million journeys made between London and other GORs (a 6.1% increase on the previous year).
For more information, visit: http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.2026
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