Data & Statistics

UITP regularly collects a wealth of data related to public transport and urban mobility. As the organisation promoting public transport worldwide, UITP is the main source of information and figures regarding the sector. Information is collected via a wide range of channels and is used to inform UITP members and the public, as well as support our advocacy objectives and highlight the essential role of public transport in urban areas worldwide. UITP regularly publishes statistical findings in the form of Statistics Briefs, Databases and In-depth reports which cover a wide range of topics relevant to the sector.

Please find below a selection of the publications currently available. For more information about data sets, future publications and updates, please send your request to

May 2019

Metro milestones are being achieved all over the world…

March 2019

Always staying at the forefront of the international rail sector, UITP is pleased to announce the release of the latest Statistics Brief on global Urban Rail Infrastructure.

November 2018

The recent UITP Statistics Report, Commuter Railway Landscape, offers a unique global overview of commuter railway systems, presenting data and key characteristics of regional railway systems, as w

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September 2018

For this new metro Statistics Brief UITP has collected exhaustive data for a series of key indicators for all metros in the world including ridership, number of lines, network length, number of sta

September 2018

Video surveillance is a very common technology used in public transport, especially for security purposes.

October 2017

In 2015, 243 billion public transport journeys were made in 39 countries around the world. This figure represents an 18% increase compared to

June 2016

UITP’s publication that tracks and analyses public transport demand in EU Member States is back.

April 2016

Suburban and regional rail account for approximately 90% of railway passengers in Europe.

November 2015
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After a period of erosion, public transport is on a growing trend again, particularly in developed economies, where urban sprawl tends to be slowing down.


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