Boris Johnson’s £60m cable car across the Thames is running at just 10 percent of capacity, according to new figures.
In August the Mayor and Transport for London were able to hail the scheme as a success, thanks to a passenger boost delivered by the Olympics.
However prior to the Games usage of the cable car was far below capacity.
Internal TfL figures provided to the London Assembly Green Group showed that prior to the Olympics actual daily journeys were as low as 5,138 and exceeded 8,000 weekday journeys on just two dates – 17th and 20th July.
New figures published by News Shopper and obtained under a Freedom of Information request show an average of just 229 people used the cable cars per hour on the day after the Paralympic Games ended.
That figure is just 10 percent of the scheme’s hourly capacity.
Earlier this month the Mayor rejected London Assembly calls to reconsider fare levels for the Thames Cable Car and integrate the scheme into the capital’s fares system.
Johnson said any review of fares would have to wait until TfL is “able to make a meaningful assessment of the demand and travel behaviour”.