Number of passenger journeys on the London Underground (UK) 2000-2020

Passenger numbers on the London Underground increased significantly over the past nineteen years, largely driven by passengers using ordinary tickets such as daily travel cards as opposed to season ticket holders. Between 2000/01 and 2018/19 figures for tickets had more than doubled. In the financial year 2019/20, passenger volume dropped to 1.33 billion passenger journeys as a results of the coronavirus outbreak. That year, ticket sales for the London Underground had a combined value of 2.73 billion British pounds.

King’s Cross St. Pancras busiest station

King’s Cross St. Pancras was the busiest station on the London Underground network in 2017, recording 97.9 million passenger entries and exits. In the previous year, Waterloo station was the busiest, having recorded more than 100 million passengers. In total, approximately 1.45 billion passengers passed through train stations in London.

London Underground most profitable TfL mode

Fares from the London Underground were the most profitable mode of transport for Transport for London. In 2019/20, the local government body had made over 2.73 billion British pounds in revenue. In contrast, bus fares amounted to 1.5 billion British pounds.

Number of passenger journeys on the London Underground (UK) from 2000/01 to 2019/20

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Release date

June 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2000 to 2020

Special properties

financial years run from April 1 to March 31 of each year.

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