National Statistics

Rail passenger numbers and crowding on weekdays in major cities in England and Wales: 2016

Rail passenger numbers and crowding statistics on weekdays across 11 major cities in England and Wales during 2016.

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Rail passenger numbers and crowding statistics: 2016 tables

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Statistics on rail passenger numbers and crowding on trains throughout the day in 11 major cities in England and Wales.

Whilst the number of rail passengers grew between 2015 and 2016, there was slightly less crowding overall on trains into major cities in the morning peak, but more crowding overall in the afternoon peak.

On a typical autumn weekday in 2016:

  • 583,000 passengers arrived into London during the morning peak
  • morning peak crowding was highest in London (5.7%), followed by Manchester (3.5%) and Leeds (2.7%)
  • Blackfriars had the highest crowding level of all central London stations
  • Fenchurch Street had a higher percentage of standing passengers
  • almost 150,000 passengers were standing at trains’ busiest points on arrival into central London in the 3-hour morning peak

Background information on the rail passenger numbers and crowding statistics and how they are collected can be found in the notes and definitions.

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Published 27 July 2017