After many months of gloom for TfL some good news emerges as ridership on the tube hit a record high last Friday with 5,031,000 journey last Friday.
It’s less good for passengers as upgrades to the network are scrapped and Crossrail delayed.
And in figures released today covering an entire month, the tube saw 112.7 million journey versus 110.6 million last year.
In less good news for TfL, bus usage continues to fall. It’s down from 178.1 million journeys to 174.9 million this year.
The DLR increased from 9.9 million last year to 10.1 million this year.
The Overground increased from 15.4 million to 15.5 million. And TfL Rail, a precursor of Crossrail covering Liverpool Street to Shenfield and Paddington to Heathrow, increased from 3.7m to 4.7m.
If only those pesky buses would stop seeing declining then usage TfL’s worries may lessen. Well, only a tad perhaps.
These figures cover period seven of the financial year – mid October to mid November. Whilst monthly figures are volatile, annual figures show a similar theme; buses down, the tube up slightly, DLR static or with very minor increases and rail seeing some growth, especially TfL Rail.
All data can be found here.