FOI request detail

Statistics and historical data of Stratford

Request ID: FOI-1819-2021
Date published: 07 January 2021

You asked

I am currently studying for my A Level geography course and due to the current restriction collecting data will be difficult. I am asking for you to send the data you hold on passenger numbers, as historical as you can and up to the present day. Any archived photos of the station throughout the years.

We answered

TfL Ref: 1819-2021

Thank you for your email received by us on 10 December 2020 asking for information about passenger numbers and archived photos of Stratford Station.

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. You asked for:

Statistics and historical data of Stratford

data you hold on passenger numbers, as historical as you can and up to the present day.

The information you asked for is available on our website using the following link:  to our network demand reports and data. This uses Oyster and Contactless Payment Card taps to provide an overall picture of how customers are travelling across our Tube networks such as those at Stratford. By following the arrows to the ‘Demand by Travel Mode’ page and clicking on ‘Demand by Station Type’, select Stratford Station and this will produce a graph illustrating the ‘Number of Taps Per Day’ accordingly. Additionally, by hovering your mouse along the base of the graph, a pop-up message will feature stating the date and number of daily taps recorded at Stratford Station

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) website also provides an estimate of the number of entries, exits and interchanges at Stratford Station via the link below:

Any archived photos of the station throughout the years.

Our London Transport Museum has a collection of vintage pictures of Stratford Station. Two images from 1937 and 1947 respectively have been provided as examples here:

These photographs were obtained by using the search facility and entering ‘Stratford Station’ at:

Additionally, numerous pictures can be found by using the term ‘old pictures Stratford Station’ through an online search.

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.

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Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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