Latest data shows slight increase in use of capacity on the rail network

25 April 2013

New statistics published today on the regulator's data portal shows that use of capacity on key parts of Britain's rail network has increased over the past year.

Updated data highlights that the total number of timetabled train kilometres increased by 0.8% in 2012-13 compared to 2011-12. The largest increases were for:

  • London Overground timetabled train kilometres increased by 8.8%, due to the opening of the new Surrey Quays-Clapham line in December 2012.
  • Chiltern Rail timetabled train kilometres increased by 4.1%, due to the introduction of the Chiltern Mainline service in September 2011.

To view these statistics, visit ORR's National Rail Trends (NRT) Data Portal at:

The NRT Data Portal gives everyone access to a wide range of rail statistics throughout the year. The NRT Data Portal holds information in one place and is easy to navigate. New data is uploaded onto the Portal each month.