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

November 2015

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

October 2015

Approximately 13.6 billion passengers boarded a tram or light rail vehicle in 2014 in the 388 cities where a system is running.

December 2014

The new edition of “Organisation and major players of short-distance public transport” revises, updates and completes the previous handbook...

October 2014

By the end of 2013, 148 cities worldwide had a metro system, with approximately 150 million passenger trips being made on a daily basis.

June 2014

UITP is launching its first annual publication that tracks and analyses public transport demand trends in the EU Member States.

November 2013
Organisation and major players of short-distance public transport in the European Union

The report analyses the organisation of public transport in the EU in the light of the Member States’ gradual adaptation of the European Union’s Regulation 1370/2007 on the organisation of public p

October 2013

The third edition of the Observatory of Employment in Public Transport analyses developments in terms of staff recruitment and retention in Asian countries, drawing comparisons between the Asian and the European landscapes.

September 2013
Metro Automation in 2013

This report presents the latest trends in the use of fully automated metro vehicles, without staff on board.

October 2012
Metro, light rail and tram systems in Europe

Produced as part of UITP’s cooperation with the European Rail Research Advisory Council, this publication provides a picture of the metro and light rail systems running in Europe.

October 2012

The second edition of the Observatory of Employment in Public Transport presents the main challenges in hiring and retaining staff in Europe.


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