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Friday, August 19, 2005

London Underground Passenger Numbers returning to normal

Tube passenger numbers showing strong recovery

Transport for London today issued a
press release saying that: "Passenger numbers are now down only around five per cent on last year's record numbers.

"In the weeks immediately following 7 July, LU passenger numbers were down around 10-15 per cent on weekdays and 20-25 per cent at the weekends
." Blogged here - showing that the attacks seemed to be putting off tourists and out of town weekend travellers.

Mayor (London's Sheriff) Ken Livingstone said "These figures clearly demonstrate how London is returning to a more normal situation following the recent bomb attacks, reflecting the determination of Londoners to continue enjoying the attractions of our city and not to be defeated by the acts of terrorists."

The release concluded: "Last year, London Underground (LU) carried more Tube passengers in a single year - 976 million - than ever before, more than the previous high of 970 million set four years ago.

LU also ran more trains then ever before, clocking up a huge total of nearly 70 million km.

That's the equivalent of 1,735 times round the world, or 90 trips to the moon and back

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