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  • Release date: 5 November 2013
  • Period covered: 2011-12
  • Next update: 22 October 2014
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 2011-12, an increase of 3 per cent compared to the previous year. Over two-thirds (68 per cent) of these journeys were within Wales.
  • During 2011-12, Cardiff was the destination of almost two-fifths (39 per cent) of rail passenger journeys within Wales.
  • In 2012 there were 16 railway fatalities in Wales, the highest number since 1999. The majority of fatalities (12) were suicide.
  • There were almost 1,300 notifiable offences reported on Welsh railways in 2012-13, a 5 per cent increase from the previous year.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 6960
Email: stats.transport@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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