Paddington railway station

Rail Delivery Group comments on the latest ORR passenger usage figures

Responding to the latest passenger stats published today (16 December) by the Office of Rail and Road, Andy Bagnall, Director General at the Rail Delivery Group, said:

“Today’s figures show some positives as passenger journeys grew over the summer meaning people wanted to return to the railway, but it’s clear that the pandemic, and the latest wave of Omicron, are delivering a heavy blow to the railway’s finances.

“We are dedicated to keeping the country moving so that people can get to where they need to be, but we know we must change to become more financially sustainable and more focused on our customers so that when the time comes, we can get people back travelling by train.”

Contact Information

Martin Spencer

Media Relations Manager

Rail Delivery Group