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Reasons for not using trains for long distance journeys in the UK in 2015

This bar graph illustrates the responses to a survey question posed in 2015 to infrequent long distance train users in the United Kingdom regarding the reasons why they do not use trains more often when making long distance journeys. A quarter of respondents stated that the main reason they objected to taking the train was that it was easier by car or plane.

Reasons for not having taken the train more often for long distance journeys* in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015

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Release date



United Kingdom

Survey time period

February 2015

Number of respondents

287 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Infrequent train users**

Method of interview

Omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

* A long distance journey is one of more than 50 miles. Excludes Eurostar.
** Total 287 respondents who had made at least one long distance journey in the last 12 months, but used the train for less than half of these trips. Includes a number of respondents who said they have no need to make more long distance journeys, or that they don't use long distance trains.
*** Multiple answers possible.

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