Facts and figures

All parts of our network saw increased demand as London's population rose to its highest ever level, 8.6 million. Between April 2014 and March 2015:

  • More than 1.3 billion passenger journeys were made on the Tube, an increase of 3.2% on the previous year
  • Record numbers of people are using London's buses with nearly 2.4 billion passenger journeys made (more than half of all bus journeys taken in England)
  • On the DLR there was a record of almost 110 million passenger journeys, up by almost nine million
  • Around 140 million passenger journeys were taken on London Overground, over four million more than the previous year
  • London River Services carried more than 10 million passengers for the first time
  • More than 30.9 million passenger journeys were made by tram
  • More than five million people have now flown on the Emirates Air Line

Our assets

Improving service reliability means we need to make sure our assets are maintained. In 2014/15:

  • 30km of footways were repaved
  • 30km of Tube track was renewed, equivalent to 450 metres a week
  • 100km of roads were resurfaced
  • 643 bus shelters were renewed
  • 1,008 lamp posts were replaced
  • 31 sets of points and crossings were renewed on the Tube network
  • Four escalators were replaced, 19 more were refurbished
  • 24 highway pumping stations were refurbished to improve road drainage
  • 5619 energy efficient LED street lights were installed