Light Rail plays an important role in transporting large volumes of people into our town and city centres quickly and efficiently. Light Rail operates high quality services that are able to penetrate into our dense urban areas, connecting people to jobs and services.
Patronage on Light Rail systems in England reached 274.2 million trips in 2018/19, a growth of 46% over the last decade. However, this growth has not been even across the country.
In 2018/19, there were 1.8 billion passenger kilometres on Light Rail systems in England. As with patronage, this growth has not been spread evenly across all systems.
There were 36.2 million vehicle kilometres on Light Rail systems in England in 2018/19. System extensions means that some networks have seen large increases whilst others have remained relatively stable.