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Light rail and tram statistics: 2011/12

This statistical release presents information on light rail and tram systems in England during 2011/12. It covers urban systems that are predominantly…

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Light rail and tram statistics: 2011/12

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This statistical release presents information on light rail and tram systems in England during 2011/12. It covers urban systems that are predominantly surface-running.

Update 16 August 2012:

The figures in table LRT0103, LRT0104, LRT0107 and LRT0108 were updated following corrections to the passenger kilometres figure supplied for Manchester Metrolink.

Key points

  • In 2011/12, there were 204 million passenger journeys on light rail and tram systems in England, the highest annual figure recorded and continuing the upward trend of recent years.
  • The overall increase in journeys has been driven by strong growth in London (Docklands Light Railway and Croydon Tramlink) of nearly 60 per cent since 2004/05, with growth of 8 per cent between 2010/11 and 2011/12.
  • Patronage outside London has been broadly stable since 2004/05. Between 2010/11 and 2011/12, there was overall reduction in journeys of 1 per cent, with growth on the expanding Manchester Metrolink offset by falls in other areas.
  • In 2011/12, there were 14.5 million vehicle miles run on light rail and tram systems in England, an increase of 4 per cent from the previous year, with growth of 8 per cent overall since 2004/05.

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Technical information

Information on light rail and tram statistics, including the pre-release access list, and related technical documentation can be found here.

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