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Railways: Shropshire

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the ratio of capacity to passenger numbers on Arriva Trains serving Shropshire in the latest period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. (159281)

The following table sets out the average weekday loadings as of spring 2007 for Arriva Trains Wales services departing from Shrewsbury and Telford:

Number of services

Number of passengers

Number of seats

Average load factor (percentage)

Highest load factor (percentage)

Departing Shrewsbury

103

5,053

15,848

31.9

100.0

Departing Telford Central

36

2,947

5,628

52.4

116.4

The Load Factor (LF) set out in this table is based on the utilisation of seats provided (i.e. load factors of greater than 100 per cent. mean passengers will be standing.