Passenger numbers post covid

Andy Soames made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport

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Dear Department for Transport,

In the context of my previous request (your reference: F0018879) I wish to raise two specific questions:

Firstly now that the Department is taking all of the revenue risk for the TOCs the Department is responsible for, is it still correct to say that Lennon data is still considered commercially confidential? Additionally this would draw the inevitable conclusion that the taxpayer has no concept of the level of support being given to the TOCs on a 'per passenger' basis?

Secondly, it has come to my attention that the Department have been requiring passenger count data (ie that entirely removed from revenue, such as manual counts and data from automatic counting equipment) to be submitted by the TOCs. I would thus request that consideration be given to whether this data can be released.

For the avoidance of doubt, any breakdown below 'National Rail' level would satisfy this request, whether it be by TOC, Sector or, as you described in your previous response 'historic rail operational areas'. In addition at this time a one week snapshot, from a period after 1 August 2021 will be acceptable, rather than necessarily requiring a large amount of data.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Soames

Department for Transport

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0020203.

A response will be issued to you in due course.


Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team

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Florian Neziri, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Soames, 


Please find attached a response from our Rail Statistics Team to your FOI
request (F0020203) relating to (a) the confidentiality of Latest Earnings
Networked Nationally Overnight (LENNON) data, and (b) Train operating
companies (TOCs) manual count and recent Automatic Passenger Count (APC)
data held by the Department.




Florian Neziri



[1][IMG] Florian Neziri 
Senior Statistical Officer, Rail Analysis

, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR

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