National Statistics

Light rail and tram statistics, England: year ending March 2019

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 2019 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 and revenue for the 8 systems which are urban and primarily surface-running.

In the financial year ending March 2019:

  • light rail use in England reached record levels of passenger journeys and vehicle miles since 1983
  • 272.4 million passenger journeys were made on the 8 systems
  • a 2.8% increase in passenger journeys in England (outside London)

When comparing to the financial year ending March 2018:

  • vehicle mileage increased by 4.1% to 22.5 million miles
  • light rail revenue increased by 3.9% (an increase in real terms of 2.1%)

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Published 19 June 2019