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Travel: Greater London

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 9825, tabled on 11 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people who hold a disabled person's freedom pass live in London; how many people who hold an older person's freedom pass live in London; and how many rail passengers there were in London in each of the last five years.

Answered on

14 September 2017

The Freedom Pass is managed by London Councils and the policy on who is entitled to hold one is a matter for the Mayor. The Department does not hold statistics on how many Freedom Pass holders there are.

Rail passenger journeys to/from and within London are published by Office of

Rail and Road here:

https://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/displayreport/report/html/4277ce6b-bdf3-4562-a6b1-eb036b57f065

The total number of passenger journeys (within London and to and from London) in thousands in the last five years available is as follows:

2015/2016: 934,588

2014/2015: 878,042

2013/2014: 834,528

2012/2013: 787,471

2011/2012: 752,226

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