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Rail Delivery Group response to ORR statistics on rail passenger journeys

Rail passenger journeys in Great Britain fell to the lowest levels of annual passenger usage since at least before 1872, when records started, according to official statistics from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

Commenting on ORR’s passenger rail usage statistics, Robert Nisbet, Director of Nations and Regions at the Rail Delivery Group, said: 

“Despite plummeting passenger numbers during the last year, Britain’s trains have helped to keep key workers and people who cannot work from home on the move throughout the pandemic. As restrictions are lifted, the rail industry, through our safer travel pledge, will welcome more people back to train travel and help to support the country’s economic recovery.” 

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