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UK light rail figures

The DfT has issued the latest figures for light rail ridership which shows an overall increase of 4.9% for 2003/4. The table shown passenger boardings in millions.

 1996/971999/002001/022002/032003/04% change
Docklands16.738.441.345.748.56.0
Tyne & Wear35.432.533.436.637.93.4
Manchester13.417.218.218.818.90.5
Sheffield7.811.111.411.512.37.0
Midland-5.44.84.95.15.0
Croydon-15.018.218.719.85.9
Nottingham----0.4-
TOTAL73.3119.6127.3136.2142.94.9

The small increase in Manchester is probably due to the fact that the system is near to capacity for a considerable part of the day.

28 August 2004


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