DATABANK: A RAIL TRAVEL RENAISSANCE?

The numbers and research that show corporates' changing habits in the use of – and attitudes to – rail travel for bus

TOP THREE REASONS FOR PROIORITISING RAIL TRAVEL

TOP THREE DESIRED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE RAIL EXPERIENCE

TOP THREE REASONS FOR PROIORITISING RAIL TRAVEL

TOP THREE DESIRED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE RAIL EXPERIENCE

RAIL TRAVEL INCREASES SHARE OF BOOKINGS

(Rail travel bookings as a proportion of overall air and rail transactions for travel management company TravelPerk)

RAIL TRAVEL INCREASES SHARE OF BOOKINGS

(Rail travel bookings as a proportion of overall air and rail transactions for travel management company TravelPerk)

UK TRANSPORT USE DURING THE PANDEMIC

(source: Department for Transport statistics)

UK TRANSPORT USE DURING THE PANDEMIC

(source: Department for Transport statistics)

PAYING THE PRICE OF TRAVELLING BY RAIL

Recent research by Which? Suggests long-distance rail travel in the UK can often be more expensive than comparable air fares but is significantly less harmful on the environment.

It says the CO2 emissions caused by flying are, on average, six times those caused by taking the train, “meaning travellers face a tough choice between cheaper, shorter flights and taking the more environmentally friendly route”. Research/fares were sourced minimum 31 days ahead of travel dates.

PAYING THE PRICE OF TRAVELLING BY RAIL

Recent research by Which? Suggests long-distance rail travel in the UK can often be more expensive than comparable air fares but is significantly less harmful on the environment.

It says the CO2 emissions caused by flying are, on average, six times those caused by taking the train, “meaning travellers face a tough choice between cheaper, shorter flights and taking the more environmentally friendly route”. Research/fares were sourced minimum 31 days ahead of travel dates.