The Economic Contribution of UK Rail

16 September 2021

The Contribution of UK Rail report, published by independent researchers Oxford Economics, shows a UK railway industry powering ahead before the Coronavirus pandemic.

The report, commissioned by RIA, shows that in 2019, the latest point where economic data is available, the rail industry supported:

  • £43 billion GVA in economic growth, compared to £36.4 billion in 2016;
  • 710,000 jobs, compared to 600,000 in 2016;
  • £14 billion in tax revenue each year, compared to £11 billion in 2016; and
  • For every £1 spent in rail, £2.50 of income was generated in the wider economy, compared to £2.20 in 2016. 


The Report

Constituency Data

You can find out the value of rail in your constituency using the table to below.

How to find out your the value of rail in your constituency:

  1. If you are unsure of your constituency, you can find out by entering your post code here.
  2. Find your constituency in the table below pressing Control+F (search function). Then type in your constituency name.
  3. The relevant data will appear next to you constituency, including the GVA, jobs and tax revenue of rail in that area.
  4. Share the findings on social media, using: #TheRailEconomy and our handle: @railindustry

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