A global city needs a transport system to match – one that supports economic development, provides access to opportunities to all, is environmentally sound and improves quality of life. Transport for London (TfL) is responsible for much of the transport system in London. It is currently delivering a massive £35bn scheme of improvements, including major upgrades to most parts of the Underground and Overground; plans to encourage cycling and walking; and Europe’s single biggest rail construction project, Crossrail, which will create a vital new rail link across the Capital.
Number of lost customer hours (LCH) on the tube each reporting period since May 2011. eg a 30 min delay at Oxford Circus on a weekday morning during rushhour would lead to considerably more lost hours than a 60 min delay at Cockfosters on a sunday night. The dates relating to each reporting period can be found in the spreadsheet, though as a guide Period 1 begins on 1 April.
Key point: Period 12 Network LCH at 1.723 million was 54k lower than last Period. Staff related disruption accounted for over one third of the total LCH this Period. Bakerloo line LCH continued to be impacted by industrial action throughout the Period with over 361k of its 431k LCH reported as a result of this. Piccadilly line LCH increased to 193k with signalling problems on the east end of the line on 8 February causing 85k LCH. There was also a slight increase in LCH on the Central and Jubilee lines, but this was offset by improvements on other lines.
The key measure for monitoring smoothing traffic flow is journey time reliability (JTR). It is defined as the percentage of journeys completed within an allowable excess of 5 minutes for a standard 30 minute journey during the AM peak. The dates relating to each reporting period can be found in the spreadsheet, though as a guide Period 1 begins on 1 April.
Key Point: The journey time reliability on the TLRN in the AM peak in all directions for Period 1 stands at 89.6% a decrease of 0.1 percentage points from the same period last year, but a 0.8 point improvement on the previous period. The year to date figure is 89.6%, a year on year improvement of 0.4 percentage points. * Note Periods 4, 5 and 6 were not reported during Games period.
Number of journeys on the public transport network by TFL reporting period, by type of transport. Data is broken down by bus, underground, DLR, tram and Overground. The dates relating to each reporting period can be found in the spreadsheet, though as a guide Period 1 begins on 1 April.
Key point: Period 13 Tube journeys were 4% up on the same period last year, while bus journeys decreased by 2%. DLR and Overground journeys were up 4% and 18% respectively, while tram journeys were up 2%. The number of journeys made on the Emirates Air Line cable car was down 39% compared with the previous period, at 72,000.
Sixty automatic cycle counters on the TLRN provide sample counts of cyclists using the network. This indicator represents cycling on the 5% of London’s roads that are the TLRN. The overall ambition is to increase cycling levels by 400% such that by 2025 cycling will equate to a 5% mode share of all journey trips. The dates relating to each reporting period can be found in the spreadsheet, though as a guide Period 1 begins on 1 April.
Key Point: Cycle flows on the TLRN in Period 1 stand at an index level of 264.6 compared to an index level of 100 in March 2000. Cycle flows on the TLRN in P1 were 9% below target for the period and were 4% higher than the cycle flows (index level of 253.4) seen in the same period last year. The average maximum temperature during April 2013 was 13.0C, and that was 1.8C below normal. The average minimum temperature was 4.3C, and that was 1.2C below normal. Overall it was the coldest April since 1989. A total of 45.9 millimetres of rain fell during April and this was around 10% below average.
Total number of hires of the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme, by day, month and year.
Key point: The number of cycle hires in April was 1.4% higher than the same month in 2012. The highest number of hires on a single day last month was Thursday 25 April (32,000). April averaged around 21,941 hires per day, around 42% lower than the average of the peak month of August 2012. The average time a bike was hired for in March was 20 minutes.
Data presented is for personal injury road traffic collisions occurring on the public highway, and reported to the police, in accordance with the Stats 19 national reporting system. The draft London Road Safety Action Plan proposes a new target to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSIs) in London by 40 per cent by 2020 from a baseline of the 2005-09 average.
Key Point: The number of people killed or seriously injured on London's roads was 2,805 in 2011. This figure was 23% lower than the 2005-09 baseline. The target is to reduce KSI by 40% by 2020 from the 2005-09 baseline.
River transport passenger numbers
Other Transport data on the Datastore includes:
Number of hours of Serious and Severe Disruption on the road network by planned and unplanned status,
journey time reliability,
total number of works undertaken on the road network,
number of cycle hires with average hire time;
number of vehicles that entered the Congestion Charging Zone during charging hours;
number of buses in the TFL fleet by type of bus in London (includes New Bus for London);
London Airport Statistics, including number of passengers handled by each London airport, and the country of destination of each passenger arriving into or departing from London.
Key Performance Indicators on the TFL Road Network
Vehicles entering c-charge zone by month
Number of Buses by Type of Bus in London
Flights and Passengers from London Airports
Passengers at London Airports
Transport Crime in London
TFL Complaints Reports