Travel: Greater London

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th September 2017.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Labour, Camberwell and Peckham

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.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

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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