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15.03.13

ORR reports record quarter for rail

There were more than 385 million passenger journeys in Q3 of 2012-13, the ORR has said.

This is 14 million more than the same period last year and is the highest number of franchised passenger journeys in a third quarter since records began.

There were 262 million journeys on London and South East services in Q3 2012-13, a 5.1% increase on the same period last year. There were 32.6 million journeys on long distance services, a 1.8% increase. For regional services, there were 90.4 million journeys, a 1.1% increase.

Kilometres travelled in Q3 totalled 14.6 billion – an increase of 2.8% – and total revenue reached £1.96bn, an 8.3% increase compared with the same period last year and the highest recorded level of revenue generated within any quarter.

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