The ORR has published statistics on passenger rail usage. Overall, rail passenger journeys in Great Britain in 2018-19 Q3 increased by 2.9% compared to the same period the previous year, reaching 451 million. The total number of journeys over the year was 1.74 billion. The statistics show an increase in passenger journeys in London and the South East which recorded 309 million in 2018-19 Q3 which is an increase of 13 million compared to the previous year. Passenger revenue also increased by 5.9% totally £2.6 billion in 2018-19 Q3 which was largely driven by increases in the London and South East sector.