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Posted - 24-10-2016

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Statista: From late trains to holiday destinations!

Are you fed up with late or cancelled trains? And how often does that happen exactly? There are a number of interesting sets of statistics available on Statista (*To access Statista from outside the Library building you will have to use your reader’s ticket. If you haven’t got a reader’s ticket you can register very easily here.  After choosing Statista click on Login and then scroll down to Campus access and choose National Library of Wales to log in for the first time).

 

You can see how Arriva Trains Wales are doing in keeping to their schedules:

 

To see this graph on Statista about Arriva Trains Wales from outside the Library’s building register for a reader’s ticket (see * above).

 

And I wonder how Arriva compare with other train companies in the UK?

Not bad!

To see this graph on Statista about train companies from outside the Library’s building register for a reader’s ticket (see * above).

 

It’s possible that Arriva’s trains are a bit old but are they getting older?

 

To see this graph on Statista about the age of the stock of Arriva Trains Wales from outside the Library’s building register for a reader’s ticket (see * above).

 

Maybe that’s why more people own one of these in Wales than ever before:

 

To see this graph on Statista about the ownership of cars in Wales from outside the Library’s building register for a reader’s ticket (see * above).

 

For those of you thinking of getting to your destination on a bike:

 

To see this graph on Statista about bicycle thefts in England and Wales from outside the Library’s building register for a reader’s ticket (see * above).

 

Be careful of tourists! They’re on the increase in Wales as well.

 

To see this graph on Statista about tourist visits to Wales from outside the Library’s building register for a reader’s ticket (see * above).

 

Which isn’t a bad thing for the economy:

 

To see this graph on Statista about tourists spending on holiday visits to Wales from outside the Library’s building register for a reader’s ticket (see * above).

 

 

Robert Lacey

Head of Collection Development

 

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