Thursday 26 December 2013

Rail Passenger Figures

According to figures issued by the Office of Rail Regulation East Coast carries more passengers per train. They carry an average of 224 per train compared with 166 for Virgin, and 156 for c2c.
Arriva Trains Wales and Northern carry an average of 47.

East Coast Trains at Kings Cross in December 2013
On the downside East Coast carried 19 million passengers in the year, compared to South West Trains at 210.8m, Southern 171.4m, and Chiltern at 21.4m.

The total number of timetabled train kilometres in 2013-14 Q2 increased by 0.9% (1,133,695 km) compared to 2012-13 Q2. The largest increase in timetabled train kilometres for franchised operators was for London Overground (9.5%; 177,926 km).
London Overground's timetabled train kilometres have steadily increased since the opening of the Surrey Quays to Clapham line in December 2012 and the introduction of a new timetable in May 2011, which improved train capacity and frequencies on many routes. In 2013-14 Q2 First ScotRail’s timetabled train kilometres increased by 3.4% (378,415 km) when compared to 2012-13 Q2.
The introduction of additional train services, from 9 December, as part of their winter timetable (up to May), may have contributed to this increase.

The next largest increase was Chiltern, with an year -on-year increase of 3.0%. This is due to the introduction of additional Sunday services from Aylesbury to London Marylebone via Amersham in May 2013.
The largest reduction in timetabled kilometres was Greater Anglia of  -1.4% (123,490 fewer km). The reason for this is probably related to an on-going programme of rolling stock refurbishment