Total distance travelled by passenger rail Great Britain (UK) 1960-2017

This bar chart illustrates the total distance travelled annually by rail in Great Britain (UK) from 1960 to 2017, in billion passenger kilometers. An overall increase in rail travel was observed during the time period shown. In 2017, railroad transportation travel amounted to 80 billion passenger-kilometers in Great Britain, which made up 10 percent of the total distance travelled by all modes of transport that year.

Distance travelled annually by railroad transportation in Great Britain (UK) from 1960 to 2017

Billion passenger-kilometers travelled
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Release date

November 2018


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

1960 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Provisional value.
Financial years. National Rail (franchised operators only to 2008, franchised and non-franchised operators from 2009), urban metros and modern trams.

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