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  • Release date: 9 March 2017
  • Period covered: 2015-16
  • Next update: 28 March 2018
An annual report which includes information on access to stations, train incidents, railway fatalities and crime.

Key points

  • The numbers of rail passenger journeys in Wales have been increasing over the last decade.
  • There were 30.31 million rail passenger journeys which either started or ended in Wales in 2015-16, an increase of 3.36 per cent when compared to the previous year. Over two-thirds (68 per cent) of these journeys were within Wales.
  • Rail passenger journeys within Wales have increased annually with approximately 20.7 million journeys reported in 2015-16 which is a 3.7 per cent increase on the 2014-15 figures.
  • In 2015 there was 1 railway fatality as a result of trespassing reported in Wales. This does not include suicides because they are no longer reported to the office of road and rail.
  • There were 1,215 notifiable offences reported on Welsh railways in 2015-16, a 4 per cent increase from the previous year.


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