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Light rail and tram statistics, England: year ending March 2018

Statistics on light rail and tram systems in England, including passenger journeys, vehicle miles, infrastructure and user profiles.

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Light rail and tram statistics, England: year ending March 2018 data tables

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Light rail and tram statistics are collected annually to inform the development and monitoring of light rail policy. Figures present information on usage, infrastructure, revenue and passenger experience for the 8 systems which are urban and primarily surface-running.

In the financial year ending March 2018:

  • light rail and tram use in England decreased by 0.2%
  • 267.2 million passenger journeys were made on the 8 systems
  • a 2.4% increase in passenger journeys in England (outside London)
  • 56% of passenger journeys were in London (on Docklands Light Railway and London Tramlink)
  • vehicle mileage remained stable when compared to year ending March 2017
  • light rail and tram revenue increased by 2.7% when compared to year ending March 2017

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Published 28 June 2018