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May 14, 2009

Question written on 14/05/2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passenger miles have been travelled on railways in Great Britain in each year since 1979.

Answered by Paul Clark

Table 1.1 of the 2008 edition of Transport Statistics Great Britain shows the following levels of passenger kilometres travelled by rail in each year since 1979: Year( 1) Billion passenger kilometres( 2)197935198035198134198231198334198435198536198637198739198841198939199040199139199238199337199435199537199639199742199844199946200047200147200248200349200450200552200655200759(1) Rail data are recorded in financial years.(2) 1 kilometre = 0.6214 mile.’Transport Statistics Great Britain 2008 Edition’ is available on the Department for Transport website at the following link:http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/tsgb/2008edition/