TfL’s record patronage
The number of journeys made on TfL’s transport services in 2014/15 has hit new record levels. Around half a billion more public transport journeys are now taking place compared to five years ago, with all elements of the transport network seeing growing demand. A record of nearly 2.4bn passenger journeys were made on the capital’s buses during the period, accounting for over half of all bus journeys made in England. With the city’s population set to grow from 8.6m to around 10m by 2030, its transport authority is delivering programmes of public transport investment. This includes undertaking widespread improvements to the bus network in order to meet growing demand. Since 2000 there has been a 69% increase in passengers and TfL is investing around £500m to further improve the network, including funding for over 500 extra buses.