London Underground carries 47 million in first 12 days of Olympic

London Underground carries 47 million in first 12 days of Olympic

Over the first 12 days of the Olympic period (from 28 July), London Underground carried 46.95 million journeys - an increase of 11.05 million (30 per cent) compared with same period last year.

This comes as the transport network continues to serve record numbers of passengers as Londoners and visitors make the most of London’s attractions.

Over the 12 days of the Olympic period starting Saturday 28 July, London Underground carried 46.95 million journeys - an increase of 11.05 million (30 per cent) compared with the same period last year.

Weekend Tube traffic has seen the biggest percentage increase with last Sunday being 77 per cent higher than last year, and Tuesday saw more than 4.5 million Tube journeys - the highest number in the Tube’s history.

‘We’re incredibly grateful to Londoners for adapting their travel patterns throughout the Olympics.

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‘By travelling outside peak times or taking different routes, it’s made a huge contribution to ensuring the success of the Games and keeping London moving.

‘We will need to continue to keep this sensible planning going, avoiding the busiest times and places, as we enter the Paralympics in just 19 days time.

‘This summer presents a huge wealth of opportunities spanning sport and culture and Londoners and visitors should take advantage of the many theatres, restaurants, shops, free concerts, Live Sites and attractions that the capital has to offer.