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Request ID: FOI-0084-2122
Date published: 14 April 2021

You asked

, I'm looking for historical ridership data for the London Underground (numbers of journeys per period of time) and am struggling to find any easily-accessible sources. Would you be able to point me towards a source - TfL or otherwise - that might have this information? Specifically I am looking for the number of journeys in the years 1918, 1957, 1968, and 2019.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-0084-2021 Thank you for your email which we received on 8 April 2021 asking for information about ridership data. Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. I can confirm TfL holds some of the information you require. For passenger usage figures for 2019, please see the TfL website at You might also be interested in Travel in London reports which provide trends and developments in transport in London. They are available on the TfL website at In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere. For historical usage figures, you will have to contact TfL’s Corporate Archives at [email protected] for help. If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed. Yours sincerely Eva Hextall FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London

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