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Community rail feeds into UK-wide review of transport accessibility statistics

The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) has published its review of transport accessibility statistics, including information garnered from the community rail movement.

In 2021, we fed into the review, which cut across many different areas related to statistics about the accessibility of transport, including rail use.

The review found that while many statistics on transport and transport use are well developed, existing official statistics are not fully answering the key questions of those with a specific interest in the accessibility of transport networks. 

To meet this need, OSR are recommending that statistics are improved to better reflect the lived experiences of disabled people, ensuring that everyone who should be is counted. They are encouraging statistics producers to do more with the data that they are already collecting – be it bringing different statistics together to help tell a more coherent story, or publishing additional statistics to provide more insight. 

You can access the review and its findings here.