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26.06.13

97.6% of scheduled Tube services operated

The Tube has operated over 97% of scheduled services, TfL’s draft Annual Report for the year ending March 2013 shows.

The report highlights delays on the Underground as down 20% year on year, with savings of £1.4bn delivered. TfL networks now account for half of all daily UK rail journeys, with the DLR carrying 100 million passengers for the first time and running almost 99% of services on time.

London Overground carried 125 million passengers, and customer satisfaction is at 83%. TfL has also reported work to cut the number of staff earning over £100,000, which fell b over 10% this year.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “London’s transport system is carrying more people, more reliably, safely and efficiently than at any point in history. We are also delivering impressively on one of the biggest investment programmes being undertaken anywhere on the planet.”

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, chair of TfL’s remuneration committee, said: “London’s transport network had a record breaking year with hugely improved reliability and tremendous support for a successful London 2012 Games under the gaze of the world. The excellent management team and staff of TfL have really delivered.”

London’s transport commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE added: “Last year, we carried more passengers on road and rail more reliably than ever before and continued to deliver one of the biggest capital investment programmes anywhere in the world. Our relentless focus on savings has also cut £1.4bn from our budget, protecting front line services and investment.

“If we are to maintain London’s position as a global powerhouse, we must continue to invest in our transport. The capital’s population will grow from 8.2 million today to 10 million by 2030 – equivalent to two full bus loads of people each day or one full Tube train every week. Whether it is the upgrade of the Tube, investing in our roads, improving safety and facilities for cyclists or running our bus network, it is vital to maintain investment to support jobs and growth across the UK, including sustaining more than 40,000 jobs outside London.”

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