FOI request detail

London Underground speeds

Request ID: FOI-0136-1920
Date published: 24 April 2019

You asked

The information I wish to obtain is the average speed across London Underground tube lines within zone 1. I have tried to search through your websites as well as the travel in London report 11. However, I still could not find the relevant information. Additionally, I have tried using the open request (freedom of information) website too but it isn’t giving constructive response. Essentially I’m trying to capture the invehicle travel time within London zone 1 for the 3 different modes: bus, car and tube. I have found bus’s information through the iBus data published and extracted some useful car speed from Uber movement platform. However, it would be great and useful if TfL has gathered such information. Thanks!

We answered

TfL Ref: 0136-1920

Thank you for your email received by us on 5 April 2019 asking for information about the average speed across London Underground lines within Zone One.

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 we do hold the information you require.

The information you asked for is available on our website using the following link to our London Underground Working Timetables. Please refer to page two of any timetable, which lists the distance between every pair of stations and the scheduled off-peak running time. Speed data can be obtained by dividing distance by running time accordingly.

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.

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

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
Information Governance
Transport For London

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