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 Q4 pdf icon PDF, 307 Kb


Published 11 May 2017


Next publication date: 21 September 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 Q4 pdf icon PDF, 517 Kb

Published 25 May 2017

Next publication date: 5 October 2017

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 Q4 pdf icon PDF, 359 Kb

Published 8 June 2017

Next publication date: 28 September 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.

Latest statistical release:
Passenger rail service complaints statistical release 2016-17 Q4 pdf icon PDF, 565 Kb

Published 15 June 2017

Next publication date: 26 October 2017

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

Management Information to support Measuring Up

Passenger satisfaction with complaints handling xls icon XLS, 76 Kb

Published 26 July 2017

Next publication date: July 2018

Please note that these are not official statistics

Regional rail usage

Regional rail usage (Passenger Journeys) for each region of Great Britain.

Latest statistical release:
Regional rail usage statistical release 2015-16 pdf icon PDF, 1,853 Kb
Regional rail usage infographics pdf icon PDF, 5,207 Kb

Published 26 January 2017

Next publication date: January 2018

Further information about the data and quality dimensions can be accessed in the Regional rail usage profiles quality report pdf icon PDF, 224 Kb.

Detailed information on the background, methodology and limitations of the Origin Destination Matrix (ODM) data used to produce the regional rail usage profiles can be accessed in the Regional rail usage profiles - Origin Destination Matrix 2015-16 - Summary Report pdf icon PDF, 1,985 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

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 fares index (January 2017) pdf icon PDF, 603 Kb

Published 30 March 2017

Next publication date: 19 April 2018

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 2015-16 annual statistical release pdf icon PDF, 650 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 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.

Network Rail Outputs and Indicators – Key Statistics

Network Rail outputs and indicators for CP5 (2014-19), covering performance, network availability and asset management.

Network Rail Outputs and Indicators CP5 Key Statistics 2016-17 xls icon XLS, 304 Kb
Published 12 July 2017

Next publication date: TBC

Access more further information about the Network Rail Monitor

Further information on statistical releases

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 - 2016-17

These factsheets provide an annual summary of key statistics for each passenger train operating company. The associated tables will soon be available on the Data Portal; but for now, please refer to the Excel file attached below. If you have any feedback on these factsheets please contact rail.stats@orr.gsi.gov.uk

2016-17 TOC Key Statistics xls icon XLS, 503 Kb

Published 6 July 2017

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