Light rail passenger number up

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  1. jcollins

    jcollins Veteran Member

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    https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/light-rail-and-tram-statistics

    The biggest increase from 13/14 to 14/15 appears to be on DLR (8.5% increase) with Manchester Metrolink seeing a 6.8% increase and Tyne and Wear seeing a 6.7% increase. Tramlink and NET have also seen increases with Midland Metro, Blackpool Tramway and Supertram seeing drops.

    Am I right in thinking Metrolink is the only light rail network to have opened additional lines and stations?
     
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    MCR247 Established Member

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    As of yet yes, although Lines 2 and 3 in Nottingham are nearly ready. Early August is the date currently going around
     
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    Sheffield Supertram drops could be attributed to the rail replacement works that took place in summer of 2014.
     
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    Why is Tyne and Wear Metro included but not Glasgow Subway?
     
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    According to Wikipedia

    "It is the only heavy rail underground metro system in the British Isles outside London"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Subway
     
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    T&W also uses a re bodyshelled German tram design, though same is also true of the newer DLR stock.

    Metrolink had a major terminal closed for nearly the whole statistical year along with frequent weekend closures for engineering works as did a couple of the other systems. Revenue rose in proportion to the new extension capacity and patronage was up considerably too, looks likely to overtake Croydon again within a couple of years and already far outstrips it in revenue and mileage, Blackpool seems to have shot themselves in the foot by no longer accepting bus passes from non-residents, concessionary travel down 80% and a 5% fall in passengers.

    LU, Glasgow and Edinburgh are under a separate statistical table to the other systems, presumably as their monitoring are outside Dft responsibility.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/stati...9-london-glasgow-underground-train-statistics
     
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    I wonder how usage of tickets with a destination or route of Manchester CTLZ changed during that period and how it was recorded. The tickets would have been sold as usual but with no trams at Victoria I imagine more people would have walked or used Metroshuttle instead.
     
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    They calculate it using periodic sample headcounts where they check what kind of tickets people are using, usually carried out at Piccadilly Gardens.
     
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    ... and continue this year!
     
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    There's a big hint there. Transport wholly within Scotland is a devolved matter.
     
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    Even if it wasn't, they would still not appear as Glasgow Subway, like London Underground, is not Light rail. The DfT do however produce figures for LU, Glasgow Subway, and the Tramway in Edinburgh, which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/light-rail-and-tram-statistics
     
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    Perhaps we need a new category for the Glasgow Subway of 'Tiny Rail' as if it isn't Light Rail it definetly isn't Heavy Rail either! :lol:
     
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    Think of it as a half-pint of 70/-. It's small, but it's 'heavy'... :D
     
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