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Data on access to stations, train incidents, railway fatalities and crime for April 2017 to March 2018.

Passenger journeys

  • The number of rail passenger journeys in Wales increased in 2017-18, reaching the highest level on record.
  • There were 31.0 million rail passenger journeys which either started or ended in Wales in 2017-18, an increase of 1.9% compared with the previous year. Over two-thirds (69%) of these journeys were within Wales.
  • Rail passenger journeys within Wales increased to 21.5 million in 2017-18, a 1.3% increase on 2016-17.
  • Cardiff was the most common destination for within-Wales journeys, accounting for 41% of all journeys.


  • In 2017 there were 13 railway fatalities, 11 of which were suicides.
  • In recent years there have been between 8 and 12 suicides annually and between 1 and 4 other fatalities.


  • In 2017-18, recorded notifiable offences increased by 15.3%.
  • There were 1,369 notifiable offences reported on Welsh railways in 2017-18, an increase of 182 from the previous year.

Passenger satisfaction

  • Overall passenger satisfaction levels have been relatively stable in recent years.
  • In autumn 2018 82% of passengers were satisfied with their journey overall. Satisfaction levels and recent trends are similar in Wales and Great Britain as a whole.


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