FOI request detail

Passenger kilometers for public transports per operator by the year?

Request ID: FOI-4151-2324
Date published: 18 March 2024

You asked

Hello, is it possible to share number of passenger miles done by each operator grouped by each year? Example, how many passenger miles has Elizabeth Line done in 2023. [Clarification received 23 February 2024] operators: Elizabeth Line Dial-A-Ride Docklands Light Railway London Bus Services London River Services London Trams London Underground Rail for London Surface Transport Victoria Coach Station Would like years of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Thank you

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-4151-2324
Thank you for your clarified request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 23 February 2024 asking for information about passenger kilometres.
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 that we do hold some of the information you require.

Information on passenger kilometres travelled is available on our website in our Travel in London Reports. The most recent report is available here:

The Travel in London 2023 - Trends in public transport demand and operational performance report is available on our website here:
This covers:
  • Demand (passenger kilometres) on the main TfL public transport modes from 2012/13 to 2022/23 in Table 2 (page 7).
  • A detailed breakdown of the long-term demand trends on each of the public transport modes from page 14.

Travel in London Reports published in previous years are available on our website here:

Information on the London Underground distance travelled in kilometres, which may be of use to you, is available on our website here:

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 any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely,

Mary Abidakun
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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