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  • Release date: 22 October 2014
  • Period covered: 2013-14
  • Next update: 2 December 2015
An annual report which includes information on access to stations, train incidents, railway fatalities and crime.

Key points

  • There were approximately 28 million rail passenger journeys which either started or ended in Wales in 2012-13, an increase of 1 per cent compared to the previous year. Over two-thirds (68 per cent) of these journeys were within Wales.
  • During 2012-13, stations within Cardiff local authority were the destination of almost two-fifths (39 per cent) of rail passenger journeys within Wales.
  • In 2013 there were 11 railway fatalities in Wales. The majority of (10) were suicide.
  • There were almost 1,200 notifiable offences reported on Welsh railways in 2013-14, a 7 per cent decrease from the previous year.


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