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Regional rail use

John Siraut Jacobs
22 March 2021
Hope Valley: patronage between the 
North West and Yorkshire has grown rapidly
Hope Valley: patronage between the North West and Yorkshire has grown rapidly
Figure 1: The ten fastest growing region to region flows: 2009/10 to 2019/20  
Source: Office of Rail and Road
Figure 1: The ten fastest growing region to region flows: 2009/10 to 2019/20 Source: Office of Rail and Road
Figure 2: Annual growth for rail journeys solely within selected local areas: 2009/10 to 2019/20
Source: Office of Rail and Road
Figure 2: Annual growth for rail journeys solely within selected local areas: 2009/10 to 2019/20 Source: Office of Rail and Road

 

There has been considerable discussion about investing in the railways as part of the levelling up agenda. The vast majority of rail use is either in London or for journeys to and from the capital, but that is not necessarily where passenger growth has been occurring.

The Office of Rail and Road recently published data on regional rail use and it shows some interesting variations. Over the last ten years use of the rail network has increased by nearly 40 per cent but that growth has not been...

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