Passenger demand broke records for National Express train operator c2c during the Games, with almost two million passengers using its services over the Olympic period.
The latest figures released today show that:
- 1.96m journeys were made on c2c’s trains during the 17 days of the Games
- An estimated 425,000 travellers were going to Games events - more than a fifth of c2c’s total passengers
- Leigh-on-Sea station had its busiest ever weekend during the mountain bike event. 30,000 journeys were made to and from the station - almost four times as many trips as the average for a summer holiday weekend
- Almost 380,000 journeys were made on c2c to and from West Ham station, one of the main venue stations for the Park, during the Games
- 98.8% of c2c trains were on time during the Games - a better punctuality score than c2c’s record-breaking average for the past year, despite the extra passengers
c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: “This has been a record-breaking Olympics for c2c and I’m delighted the hard work and preparation by our staff has paid off. We’ve met the challenge of carrying huge numbers of people to the venue stations, but also maintained the high standards of punctuality and customer service that our regular travellers expect.”