Passenger journeys on light rail systems in England have risen by 5.6 per cent in the past year.
Almost 240 million passenger journeys were made last year, with Docklands Light Railway, Tyne and Wear Metro, and Manchester Metrolink recording the biggest increases.
Passenger satisfaction levels were at 90 per cent.
Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: “Good local transport makes it easier for people to get to work and see their family and friends.
“The fact that passenger numbers on tram and light rail are at record levels shows our investment has been worthwhile.”