Records numbers of passengers are using the capital’s rail services according to new figures presented to Transport for London’s board this week.
London Underground and London Rail MD Mike Brown has reported that London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and Tramlink services are all carrying “more passengers than ever before” in the month to November 13th.
Brown’s figures also show that more than 4m passengers used the Tube on Friday 26th November – almost a quarter of a million up on the same weekend in 2009.
In a statement Brown said the figures “show the huge role that our Tube and Rail services are playing in the Capital’s economy, and demonstrate why the Mayor and TfL’s campaign to protect our Tube upgrades has been so crucial.
“The Tube alone has seen a 16 per cent rise in passengers in the last seven years, and now operates 70m train kilometres a year – a 27 per cent increase on 15 years ago.”