Official figures reveal £2.5m gap in cable car’s finances


Official Transport for London figures show that fares income from the Thames cable car in the second quarter of 2013/14 was 35% lower than expected. TfL had projected £8.3m in fare revenue in the period but, according to data supplied to London Assembly Member Darren Johnson AM, actual take was just £5.4m.

London Cable car figures drop below 19,000

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Journey numbers for the Mayor’s flagship Thames cable car fell to just 18,572 last week – one of the lowest levels since the scheme opened in June 2012. The figures compare to 25,266 for same period last year. Last week’s figures mean average daily use was 2,653, only slightly higher than the 2,500 Transport for […]

Cable car loses 43,000 weekly journeys in 12 months

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The number of journeys on the Thames Cable Car fell by more than 43,000 last week when compared against the same week in 2012. In week ending 3 November 2012, there were 70,704 journeys taken, but last week (week ending 2 November) the number fell to just 27,090 journeys – a decline of 43,614. When […]