Usage of London Underground & DLR stations

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Dear Transport for London,

I am currently working on my undergraduate dissertation project. This is based on the growth in the usage of public transport in London within the past 50 years. It would be very helpful for me to get hold of figures of the passenger usage of all London Underground & DLR stations for some of this period, however I accept that there may be a limit on the amount of years that there are records for.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Gillett

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Gillett

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1813-1213

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 24
January 2013 asking for information about passenger usage of London
Underground and DLR stations.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy. 

 

A response will be provided to you by 21 February 2013.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

Corporate Governance Directorate

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Gillett

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1813-1213

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 24
January 2013 asking for information about passenger usage of London
Underground and DLR stations.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and TfL’s information access policy. 

 

Unfortunately, from the description provided, we are unable to identify
the information you require.

 

To enable us to assist with your request, please provide a more detailed
description of the information you’re seeking for example, can you confirm
if you are looking for yearly, weekly or hourly passenger numbers at
stations, and if you are looking for all stations or just major
interchanges.

 

Please note that the 20 working day deadline for responding to your
request will depend on when we receive satisfactory additional information
to help clarify your request.  

 

If we hear nothing further from you by 18 February 2013 your response will
be treated as a new request.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries or would like to discuss your
request, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

Corporate Governance Directorate

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear FOI,

Thanks for looking into my request. To clarify, I would like data for yearly passenger numbers at all London Underground / DLR stations.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Gillett

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Gillett

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1813-1213

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 24
January 2013 asking for information about passenger usage of the London
Underground and DLR stations for the past 50 years.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy.  I can
confirm TfL holds some of the information you require. You asked for:

 

It would be very helpful for me to get hold of figures of the passenger
usage of all London Underground & DLR stations for some of this period.

 

I would like data for yearly passenger numbers at all London Underground /
DLR stations.

 

Please find the yearly DLR passenger data attached. Please note that data
is only available from 2000 to present.

 

Regarding the LU data, we have included both RODS (Rolling Origin &
Destination Survey) and counts data.

 

The RODS data, tabs 1998 – 2011 inclusive, is for Monday to Friday. Please
note Saturdays or Sundays have not been included, as these data sets do
not go back as far and therefore comparison would not be possible.

 

Before 1998 the RODS survey did not exist and data was generally collected
only once a decade. We have included the counts data on the spreadsheet to
cover the years 1971/81 and 91. For these surveys we would have had
surveyors standing at the entrances to stations counting the number of
people entering and exiting the station on any one day. 

 

It should be noted that RODS data always refers to a day in November and
this is not the case with the counts data which could have been collected
at any time of the year. 

 

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

Corporate Governance Directorate

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Francis Irving left an annotation ()

Blog post with visualizations of the underground based on this data:

https://blog.scraperwiki.com/2014/04/vis...

Interactive version:

http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/...

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