Light Rail and Tram Statistics up 5.6% from 2013/14

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DfT statistics on light rail and tram systems in England are collected to inform the development and monitoring of light rail policy. Figures are updated annually and present information on usage, infrastructure and revenue for the 8 systems which are urban and primarily surface-running.

In the year to end March 2015:

  • 239.8 million total passenger journeys (during financial year 14/15). A 5.6% increase since the previous year
  • Docklands Light Railway, Tyne and Wear Metro, and Manchester Metrolink saw the biggest annual increases
  • 59% of journeys in London, 41% across the rest of the country.
  • Passenger Focus survey responses show passenger satisfaction levels at 90%
  • Nottinghams NET tram system most popular with 96% satisfaction

Transport Minister Andrew Jones said:

Good local transport makes it easier for people to get to work and see their family and friends. The fact that passenger numbers on tram and light rail are at record levels shows our investment has been worthwhile.

The improvements we are making to these services are part of our long term economic plan to create a transport system people can rely on, which has the added benefit of creating jobs, growth and opportunity.

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