After my coverage of passenger growth (or otherwise) on the Woolwich and Greenwich line recently I’ll take a look today at the Eltham line, and in particular a stark fall in usage at Eltham – which has traditionally been one of the busiest stations in south east London.
Last year the numbers using the station dropped by 7.4%. All the usual caveats apply as they did in the other post; London Bridge rebuild would have had a sizable effect.
Yet stations further down the line such as Welling averaged 2-4% reductions as may be expected with continual weekend closures over the period covered. Kidbrooke was down 3% and Bexleyheath 4%.
Barnehurst saw the lowest fall at 0.8%.
Perhaps people in Eltham instead switched to the Jubilee Line at North Greenwich given it’s just one bus ride away?
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