The figures detail passenger rail journeys taking place within Great Britain from 1995-96 up to latest data for 2010-11, looking at travel within and between 11 Government office regions (GORs) – East of England, East Midlands, London, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber.
The 2010-11 figures show that:
1.16 billion rail journeys took place in Great Britain – up 8.9 per cent from 2009-10. 769.8 million rail journeys took place within individual GORs (an increase of 10.3 per cent compared with 2009-10) and there were 393.3 million rail journeys between GORs (up 6.3 per cent from 2009-10).
The total number of rail journeys for England was 1.05 billion – up 9.4 per cent on 2009-10.
The total number of rail journeys for Scotland was 85.9 million - up 4.4 per cent on 2009-10. 78.5 million rail journeys took place within Scotland (an increase of 3.7 per cent compared with 2009-10) and there were 7.4 million rail journeys between Scotland and other GORs (up 11.7 per cent from 2009-10).
The total number of rail journeys for Wales rose to 27.3 million – up 4.7 per cent from 2009-10. 18.7 million rail journeys took place within Wales (an increase of 3.8 per cent on 2009-10) and there were 8.6 million rail journeys between Wales and other GORs (up 6.8 per cent from 2009-10).
London had more rail journeys than any other Government region and 60.7 per cent of all rail journeys in Great Britain started and/or ended in London. There were 706.3 million journeys involving London, an 11.7 per cent increase on the previous year. There were 371.7 million journeys made within London (a 17.3 per cent increase on 2009-10) and there were 334.5 million journeys made between London and other GORs (a 6.1 per cent increase on the previous year).
The statistics and methodology may be seen at:www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.2026