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UK: Number of freight train movements in Great Britain 2005-2018

This statistic illustrates the annual number of freight train journeys performed on national railways in Great Britain, the United Kingdom (UK) from the financial year 2005/06 through to 2017/18, in thousand freight train movements. In the period of consideration, freight train movements presented a trend of decline despite some oscillation. Overall, freight train movements more than halved along these thirteen years.The financial year of 2017/18 presented the lowest number of freight rail movements, with a total of 215.8 thousand movements.

Annual number of freight train movements on the rail network in Great Britain from 2005/06 to 2017/18

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2018

Supplementary notes

* Provisional data.
Financial year ending March 31st.

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