Rail pas­sen­ger falls

Coventry Telegraph - - NEWS - Phillip Lee

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.

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