The mode of public transport that's grown most over the last decade is the London bus. They travel a third as far again as in 2000, with a two-thirds rise in passengers. Underground travel's increased by about 10%, which is approximately the same as the increase in London's population over the last decade. Usage of National Rail trains has gone up by a quarter since 2000. Much of the DLR's very large increase is explained by its expanding network. The Thames may be busier than it was, but still has only a couple of million users a year.
On the roads
2000 to 2009
People killed or seriously injured
Private road travel increased by 10% nationwide, whereas London completely bucked the trend and here it decreased instead. Cycling's way up, accidents are way down... it's a triumph all round.
Average number of passengers
on a bus
on an Underground train
on a DLR train
on a Tramlink tram
The average London bus carries 17 passengers. The average London Underground train carries 122 passengers. Go on, I bet you can drop one of these two fascinating facts into conversation today.
Visitors to London
Annual domestic visitors
Annual overseas visitors
If these transport statistics have been of interest, TfL has a 290 page pdf full of them. Although be warned, most of them aren't especially interesting.