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Passenger Demand Forecasting Council

Welcome to the online resource of the Passenger Demand Forecasting Council.

This site is provided for Members of the Council and its Associate Members.

The Passenger Demand Forecasting Council (PDFC) brings together all of the train operating companies, Network Rail, Department for Transport, Transport Scotland, the Office of Rail Regulation, Transport for London, the Urban Transport Group, and Welsh Government. Its aims include the procurement of research into demand forecasting issues relevant to the rail industry and to maintain and develop the Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook.

The Council offers consultancies and other organisations involved in the field the opportunity to become Associate Members, and so gain access to this valuable resource.

Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook

The PDF Handbook summarises over twenty years of research on rail demand forecasting, providing guidance on aspects such as the effects of service quality, fares and external factors on rail demand. It is recognised within the industry as the key source of evidence in this area. The Handbook is provided to all Full and Associate members as a web-based version.

Members Area

This section is reserved for Full or Associate Members of the PDFC only. Click on the button, then enter your username and password to access the PDFC information that accords to your level of membership.

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