- Department for Transport
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- Light rail and tram statistics, Passenger journeys, vehicle miles and occupancy (LRT01), Light rail and tram fleet and infrastructure (LRT02), Revenue from light rail and trams (LRT03), Other government data sources (LRT04), and London and Glasgow underground and Edinburgh trams (LRT99)
- 29 June 2017
Light rail and tram systems statistics in England, including passenger journeys, vehicle miles, infrastructure and user profiles.
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Light rail and tram systems statistics in England for the year ending March 2017.
The statistics are collected annually to inform the development and monitoring of light rail policy. Figures present information on usage, infrastructure and revenue for the 8 systems which are urban and primarily surface-running.
In the financial year ending March 2017:
- light rail use in England reached record levels of passenger journeys and vehicle miles since 1983
- 267.7 million passenger journeys were made on the 8 systems
- there was a 7.2% increase in passenger journeys in England (outside London)
- 57% of passenger journeys were in London, on Docklands Light Railway and London Tramlink
- vehicle mileage increased by 2.9% mostly due to developments of the Midland Metro and Nottingham Express Transit systems
- light rail revenue increased by 5.5% in real terms to £362.4 million
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Published: 29 June 2017
From: Department for Transport
Part of: Light rail and tram statistics Passenger journeys, vehicle miles and occupancy (LRT01) Light rail and tram fleet and infrastructure (LRT02) Revenue from light rail and trams (LRT03) Other government data sources (LRT04) London and Glasgow underground and Edinburgh trams (LRT99)