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:
Download the Passenger and freight rail performance statistical release 2015-16 Q4 pdf icon PDF, 219 Kb
Published 12 May 2016

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:
Download the Passenger rail usage statistical release 2015-16 Q4 pdf icon PDF, 588 Kb
Published 26 May 2016

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Passenger rail usage quality report pdf icon PDF, 164 Kb.

Freight rail usage

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

Latest statistical release:
Download the Freight rail usage statistical release 2015-16 Q4 pdf icon PDF, 367 Kb
Published 19 May 2016

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Freight rail usage quality report pdf icon PDF, 171 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:
Download the Passenger rail service complaints statistical release 2015-16 Q3 pdf icon PDF, 1,354 Kb
Published 24 March 2016.

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Passenger rail service complaints quality report pdf icon PDF, 312 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:
Download the Regional rail usage statistical release 2014-15 pdf icon PDF, 1,722 Kb
Download the Regional rail usage infographics pdf icon PDF, 1,198 Kb
Published 28 January 2016.

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:
Download the Rail safety statistics 2014-15 annual statistical release pdf icon PDF, 555 Kb
Published 17 September 2015.

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Key safety statistics quality report pdf icon PDF, 398 Kb

Rail finance

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

Latest statistical release:
Download the Rail fares index (January 2016) pdf icon PDF, 338 Kb
Published 14 April 2016.

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

Rail finance 2014-15 annual statistical release pdf icon PDF, 215 Kb
Published 27 August 2015. (Revised 27 August).

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Rail finance quality report pdf icon PDF, 195 Kb

Rail infrastructure, assets and environment

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

Latest statistical release:
Download the Rail infrastructure, assets and environment 2014-15 annual statistical release pdf icon PDF, 316 Kb
Published 22 October 2015.

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Rail infrastructure, assets and environment quality report pdf icon PDF, 159 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.

Please contact us for more information.

Last updated - 25 May 2016