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  • The chart shows the number of passenger journeys made annually since 1997.
  • Rail patronage in the West Midlands has increased by 5.7% during 2011/12 to 44.2 million. In 2010/11 rail patronage was 41.8 million.
  • Comparing rail patronage across Passenger Transport Executives (PTE) shows that rail patronage has increased in some of the PTE areas. Greater Manchester had the highest increase (12.7%) followed by West Midlands (5.7%) and then Merseyside (3.5%).
  • Rail patronage per population remains the highest in Merseyside with 3 million passenger journeys per 100,000 people, followed by the West Midlands with 1.7 million, Greater Manchester 1 million, South Yorkshire 0.7 million and Tyne and Wear with 139,000.
Rail Passenger Journeys

Source: Centro Annual Statistical Report 2012