The BBC has reported that passengers increased by 3.7% to 1.7 billion. They said this came from the Rail Delivery Group, who apparently got it direct from the "industry's central ticketing system".
However I can't find anywhere on the RDG site that they have released this information and obviously it is not the official ORR figure. Is the ORR figure likely to be different?Rail passengers in Britain made about 1.7 billion train journeys during the past year, according to the Rail Delivery Group.
The figures are a 3.7% rise on the previous 12 months, with journeys in London and south-east England increasing by 4.2% to 1.2 billion.
As a result, passenger revenue grew by more than 5% to £9.3bn in 2015-16
The RDG's Paul Plummer said it was "vital that we invest and plan long-term for this ever-growing demand".
The RDG, which represents firms in the rail industry, calculated the figures using data from the industry's central ticketing system for the period between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.
During that time, long distance routes grew by 3.3% to 139 million, with regional journeys up 2.3% to 379 million....
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