Statistical releases

Since September 2013, we have published regular commentaries on rail statistics under eight themes – including performance and safety. These releases are designed to help the user interpret the data and are accredited National Statistics.

These statistical releases provide contextual commentary on statistics across a common topic and aid the user in the interpretation of the data. A Quality Report accompanies each statistical release. Data tables are available via the Data portal.

The statistical releases are published under eight themes. Here you can access the latest publication for each theme:

Passenger and freight rail performance

Public performance measure (PPM), freight delivery metric (FDM) and cancellations and significant lateness (CaSL).

Latest statistical release:
Passenger and freight rail performance statistical release 2016-17 Q2 pdf icon PDF, 250 Kb
Published 17 November  2016

Next publication date: 16 February 2017

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Passenger and freight rail performance quality report pdf icon PDF, 155 Kb.

Passenger rail usage

Passenger train kilometres, Passenger kilometres, passenger journeys, and passenger revenue.

Latest statistical release:
Passenger rail usage statistical release 2016-17 Q1 pdf icon PDF, 377 Kb
Published 6 October 2016

Next publication date: 8 December 2016

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Passenger rail usage quality report pdf icon PDF, 150 Kb.

Freight rail usage

Freight moved, freight lifted, normalised freight delay, freight market indicators.

Latest statistical release:
Freight rail usage statistical release 2016-17 Q2 pdf icon PDF, 323 Kb
Published 1 December 2016

Next publication date: 23 February 2017

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Freight rail usage quality report pdf icon PDF, 173 Kb.

Passenger rail service complaints

Complaints, appeals and National Rail Enquiries (NRE) telephone service.

As of 2015-16 Q3 the passenger rail service satisfaction statistical release has been renamed passenger rail service complaints.

Latest statistical release:
Passenger rail service complaints statistical release 2016-17 Q1 pdf icon PDF, 267 Kb
Published 20 October 2016

Next publication date: 15 December 2016

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Passenger rail service complaints quality report pdf icon PDF, 373 Kb.

Regional rail usage

Regional rail usage (Passenger Journeys) for each region of Great Britain. The statistical release PDF was republished at 12:30pm on 28 January, 2016.

Latest statistical release:
Regional rail usage statistical release 2014-15 pdf icon PDF, 1,722 Kb
Regional rail usage infographics pdf icon PDF, 1,198 Kb
Published 28 January 2016.

Next publication date: January 2017 - date to be confirmed

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Regional rail usage profiles quality report pdf icon PDF, 161 Kb.

Rail safety statistics

Key safety facts, passenger key safety facts, public key safety facts, workforce key safety facts and train accidents key facts.

Latest statistical release:
Rail safety statistics 2015-16 pdf icon PDF, 344 Kb
Published 22 September 2016.

Next publication date: September 2017- date to be confirmed

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Rail safety quality report pdf icon PDF, 118 Kb

Rail finance

Government support to the rail industry, private investment. Rail fares index.

Latest statistical releases:

Rail Finance 2015-16 annual statistical release pdf icon PDF, 777 Kb
Published 13 October 2016

Next publication date: August 2017

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Rail finance quality report pdf icon PDF, 139 Kb

Rail fares index (January 2016) pdf icon PDF, 338 Kb
Published 14 April 2016.

Next publication date: 30 March 2017

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Rail fares index quality report pdf icon PDF, 131 Kb

Rail infrastructure, assets and environmental

Infrastructure on the railways, average age of rolling stock and sustainable development.

Latest statistical release:
Rail infrastructure, assets and environmental 2015-16 pdf icon PDF, 729 Kb
Published 27 October 2016.

Next publication date: October 2017

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Rail infrastructure, assets and environmental quality report pdf icon PDF, 177 Kb

Four statistical releases - regional usage, key safety statistics, rail finance and rail infrastructure, assets and environmental - are published annually. The other four statistical releases are published quarterly.

All of the statistical releases have been badged as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. For further information on the Code of Practice and National Statistics accreditation, please visit the UK Statistics Authority.

To see when we publish the statistical releases and data tables, please visit our publications schedule.

Factsheets

For some datasets published on the Data Portal which are not part of the eight themed statistical releases above ORR has produced some useful factsheets summarising the data.

Rail Statistics Compendium - 2015-16

This compendium provides an annual summary of key statistics from all our statistical releases. The associated statistical releases are available above and the data tables are available on the Data Portal. If you have any feedback on the compendium please contact rail.stats@orr.gsi.gov.uk

Rail statistics compendium - 2015-16 pdf icon PDF, 3,742 Kb
Published 29 November 2016.

Next publication date: October/November 2017 - date to be confirmed

TOC Key Statistics - 2015-16

These new factsheets provide an annual summary of key statistics for each passenger train operating company. The associated tables are available on the Data Portal. If you have any feedback on these factsheets please contact rail.stats@orr.gsi.gov.uk

Published 7 July 2016

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