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« on: November 25, 2021, 12:47:20 pm »

From the rail usage figures 2020/1 v 2019/20 - all the drops at City centre stations. Note the ranking - every single one of these has seen greater than average drop in use in percentage terms (there are 2570 stations so the median would be 1285) - so where is all the traffic going from those stations that have not weakened?

  79 BHI  -92%  6,519,612    512,176 Birmingham International
 113 MIA  -91%  5,747,042    545,790 Manchester Airport
 311 MYB (London (Marylebone))  -87% 15,796,118  2,034,854 London Marylebone
 388 CST  -86% 18,513,178  2,683,600 London Cannon Street
 389 KGX  -86% 32,532,404  4,667,820 London Kings Cross
 390 PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains)  -86% 44,871,096  6,391,896 London Paddington
 391 WAT  -86% 86,903,518 12,214,626 London Waterloo
 424 BSW  -85%  5,619,976    842,300 Birmingham Snow Hill
 475 EUS  -85% 44,776,804  6,606,698 London Euston
 522 BHM  -84% 46,510,526  7,350,942 Birmingham New Street
 528 CDF» (Cardiff - next trains)  -84% 12,670,920  1,975,462 Cardiff Central
 571 BFR  -84% 12,992,870  2,099,774 London Blackfriars
 573 MCO  -84%  6,366,296  1,025,778 Manchester Oxford Road
 574 MAN  -84% 32,198,704  5,188,066 Manchester Piccadilly
 575 MCV  -84%  9,570,816  1,542,112 Manchester Victoria
 662 LST  -83% 65,984,786 11,212,008 London Liverpool Street
 720 CDQ  -82%  2,694,084    472,914 Cardiff Queen Street
 770 CHX  -82% 29,138,398  5,373,056 London Charing Cross
 771 FST  -82% 17,717,236  3,200,168 London Fenchurch Street
 772 STP  -82% 36,040,080  6,363,252 London St Pancras International
 876 LDS  -81% 31,020,744  5,853,754 Leeds
 878 VIC  -81% 73,559,158 13,791,322 London Victoria
1055 BMO  -79%  7,273,548  1,555,688 Birmingham Moor Street
1242 LBG  -78% 63,095,300 13,763,890 London Bridge
1243 WAE  -78% 10,075,282  2,194,470 London Waterloo East

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 05:36:18 pm »

From the rail usage figures 2020/1 v 2019/20 - all the drops at City centre stations. Note the ranking - every single one of these has seen greater than average drop in use in percentage terms (there are 2570 stations so the median would be 1285) - so where is all the traffic going from those stations that have not weakened?

To and from work, largely. The fraction of all work local to a station rated as "can't-be-done-in-pyjamas" is quite high in a lot places, it just happens to be very low in city centres. And there's where the workers live too. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2021, 08:30:18 pm »

A lot of people, including me, have work that can be done in pyjamas or not in pyjamas. But it's too cold for not-in-pyjamas now.  Shocked

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