Data on access to stations, train incidents, railway fatalities and crime for April 2020 to March 2021.
Rail transport services in 2020-21 (1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021) were significantly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please see page 2 of the statistical bulletin for further detail.
- The number of rail passenger journeys in Wales decreased in 2020-21, reaching the lowest level on record.
- There were 5.1 million rail passenger journeys which either started or ended in Wales in 2020-21, a decrease of 82.8% per cent compared with the previous year. Over two-thirds (69.0%) of these journeys were within Wales.
- Rail passenger journeys within Wales decreased to 3.5 million in 2020-21, a decrease of 82.7% on 2019-20.
- Cardiff was the most common destination for within-Wales journeys, accounting for 37.4% of all journeys.
- In 2021 there were 8 railway fatalities, all of which were suicides.
- In recent years there have been between 4 and 11 suicides annually and between 0 and 4 other fatalities.
- In 2020-21, offences on Welsh railways decreased by 27.1%.
- There were 1,063 notifiable offences reported on Welsh railways in 2020-21, a decrease of 396 from the previous year.
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