Transport for London reveals record numbers using transport network

4 June 2015  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a record number of passengers used London’s public transport network during 2014/15.

Transport for London reveals record passenger numbers using network

TfL figures reveal half a billion more public transport journeys are now taking place compared to five years ago. London underground logged a record 1.3 billion passenger journeys across the network while 2.4 billion journeys were made on London buses, this equates to over half of all bus journeys made in England. During the 2014/2015 period Docklands Light Railway (DLR) increased its passenger journeys by 10 million to 110 million and London Overground recorded an increase of almost five million to nearly 140 million passengers.

The increase in passenger journeys is set to continue with London’s population expanding to an estimated 10m by 2030. To prepare for grow, a number of initiatives are being and will be implemented to cope with demand including, Crossrail linking east and west London – the TfL line is scheduled to open in 2019. The Underground will also see modernisation and expansion at key stations and new trains and signalling will provide essential new capacity.

TfL plans to invest around £500 million to improve London’s bus network including funding for over 500 extra buses.

Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, commented on the TfL’s latest figures: “Demand for our services continues to grow with London’s success and we are committed to a relentless focus on improving the day-to-day reliability and safety of public transport and the road network. In addition, steady and sustained investment in the modernisation of London Underground, our roads and the delivery of Crossrail will provide vital new capacity.  At the same time, we have taken 15 per cent out of our cost base as part of our huge savings and efficiency programme.”

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