Train Commuters

Transport written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) passengers in excess of capacity and (b) total number of passengers figure was (i) for each London commuting service train operator and (ii) in total, broken down into (A) am peak and (B) pm peak figures measured in the annual survey in 2004; and how many peak passengers into London there were for (1) am peak periods, (2) pm peak periods and (3) in total for each London commuting service train operator.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The results of the autumn 2004 counts will be published at the end of this month. The results of the autumn 2003 counts are shown in the following table. The Passengers In Excess of Capacity" (PIXC) mechanism monitors services into London in the morning peak and out of London in the evening peak.

am peak pm peak
Operator Load PIXC (percentage) Load PIXC (percentage) Total (am and pm)
Chiltern 9,191 3.3 8,157 0.8 2.1
South Central 69,127 4.7 52,083 1.1 3.1
Connex South Eastern 118,162 3.1 92,048 0.5 2.0
Great Eastern 47,739 2.1 46,358 2.1 2.1
C2c 26,643 1.3 23,619 0.6 1.0
Silverlink 18,824 6.0 17,395 2.1 4.2
South West Trains 81,670 7.4 70,373 2.8 5.2
Thames 11,054 2.0 8,977 0.9 1.5
Thameslink 27,131 2.3 23,218 2.7 2.5
WAGN 47,367 1.5 43,003 1.3 1.4
Total 459,908 3.8 385,231 1.5 2.7

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