Supplementary memorandum by the Strategic
Rail Authority (TYP 45A)
The Sub-Committee asked why, in referring to
targets for increased passenger use of the railway, the measure
has been changed from passenger journeys to passenger kilometres.
The 10 Year Plan refers to "50 per cent
more passengers to travel by train" (page 7); to "50
per cent increase in use, measured by passenger kilometres"
(page 9); and to "50 per cent growth in passenger journeys
overall" (page 49). The footnote to the latter reference
makes it clear that this is to be measured in passenger kilometres.
The target increase of 50 per cent is therefore
unchanged, measured in passenger kilometres.