Extreme weather ensures record passenger figures for London bus network
By Kyle Linsay
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 09:00
RECORD: London buses hit all-time hight
Monday’s bad weather was good news for Transport for London, with a record 7.54million passenger journeys recorded across their bus network.
The adverse conditions, which saw trees and other obstacles blown across roads and rails, contributed to an overall bus and Tube passenger count of 11.4million.
This was a big jump from the Monday norm of 10.7million – and an unexpected one too, with figures usually down 10% in half-term.
Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Transport Commissioner for London, said: “Monday’s extreme weather conditions made travelling conditions pretty tough at times, and I want to thank our customers and road users for bearing with us while our staff worked hard to shift trees and debris from lines and roads to keep the city moving.
“The bus network did an amazing job, carrying 7.54million passengers with around 30% more passengers travelling by bus than on a normal Monday night.”