Train travel popularity increases

Train travel popularity increases

Figures from the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) show a rise in rail travel, particularly on routes that have been previously dominated by domestic air travel. For Birmingham to Edinburgh routes, market share has risen from 14% in 2008 to 31% in June 2010 while the market share for London to Manchester, market share has risen from 69% in the same time frame. “It is clear that a fundamental shift in the way that people get around the country is taking place,” said ATOC Director of Corporate Affairs Edward Welsh. “Ever greater numbers of people choosing rail travel to get between our big cities is good news for the environment, and shows the importance of the railways in supporting the economy.”

Gary Marshall
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