Statistical information on the national rail system in Great Britain.
Most statistics about the rail industry are published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) and other organisations such as the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB). Therefore, a number of the statistics that appear in this series are originally published elsewhere. In these cases, more up-to-date and more detailed statistics than those published here may be available from the organisation that produces them.
Department for Transport publishes the:
rail passenger numbers and crowding on weekdays in major cities in England and Wales
National Rail Travel Survey (NRTS), a survey of passenger trips on the national rail system in Great Britain that provides information about who uses the rail network, where, when and for what purposes
rail usage, infrastructure and performance (originally published by ORR)
rail finance (originally published by ORR)
rail freight (originally published by ORR)
rail accidents and safety (originally published by RSSB)
All other statistics published in this series are Official Statistics. The department’s view is that all statistics which are not designated as National Statistics are robust and have been produced to a suitable standard.
Pre-release access list
The post holders given access to the rail passenger numbers and crowding statistics up to 24 hours prior to release are available in the pre-release access list.