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: Network LCH at 1.52 million was 110,000 higher than last Period. Significant contributors to LCH this Period were Fleet (430,000), Signals (350,000) and Customer & Public (310,000). Staff related disruption fell to its lowest level since Period 6 2012/13.
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 2 stands at 86.9%, down 2.8 points from the previous period. The year to date figure is 88.3%, a year on year fall of 1.0 percentage point.
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 1 Tube journeys were down 4% and bus journeys down 5% on the same period last year. DLR and Overground journeys fell by 1% and 5% respectively, while the number of tram journeys fell by 4%. The number of journeys made on the Emirates Air Line cable car rose by 5%, up to 140,000. There were only 26 days in Period 1 this year compared to 27 days last year.
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 2 stand at an index level of 372.0 compared to an index level of 100 in March 2000. Cycle flows on the TLRN in P2 were 13% above target for the period and were 19% higher than the cycle flows (index level of 313.8) seen in the same period last year.
The full year forecast for 2013/14 is that target cycling levels will not be met and that cycle flow on the TLRN will be 9.5 index points lower than last year. There are a number of reasons for the slow down in cycling growth. In addition to the weather, which can impact on cycle flows, delivery of new cycling infrastructure slowed in 2012/13 in the run up and during the Games period, following a moratorium on new project construction. Further, the implementation of the Better Junctions cycle safety review has impacted on the pace of delivery of major new cycle programmes, including both the Barclays Cycle Superhighway and Better Junctions programmes.
Total number of hires of the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme, by day, month and year.
Key point: The number of cycle hires in May was 19% higher than the same month in 2013. The highest number of hires on a single day last month was on Sunday 18 April (49,663). May averaged 28,733 hires per day. The average time a bike was hired for in May was 21 minutes - 5 minutes longer than the previous May.
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 3,018 in 2012. This figure was 17% 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
GLA Transport policy page
TFL Travel in London report
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