Rail passenger falls
THE number of rail passenger journeys in Britain has fallen for the first time in eight years, new figures show.
Some 1.7 billion train journeys were taken in 2017/18, down 1.4% on the previous 12 months, according to new Office of Rail and Road data.
It bucks the trend of passenger numbers continually rising since the financial crisis in 2009/10. The recent decline was driven by a record fall of 2.1% in the London and South East region.