Two of the 10 most overcrowded trains in England and Wales are on the Birmingham New Street-London Euston lines.
Main findings of the report for Birmingham said:
- On an average 39,000 passengers arrive into Central Birmingham during the morning peak hours, the highest outside of London.
- At the trains busiest points, 9.0% passengers were standing during the morning peak hours and 8.5% during the afternoon peak hours.
Passenger numbers have increased since 2012, when disruption of the London Midlands services had led to a reduced demand.
AM peak arrivals is the number of passengers arriving into the city centre by national rail on a typical autumn weekday during the three hour morning peak (7 – 10am).
Peak PiXC is the percentage of passengers in excess of capacity (PiXC) across the morning and evening peaks on a typical autumn weekday. It is the main measure of crowding in these statistics. A higher PiXCpercentage represents a worse crowding level.