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Elizabeth Line’s £29million Fares Bonanza As Passenger Numbers Hit New High

The title of this post, is the same as that of this news item on msn.

These four paragraphs outline the story.

The Elizabeth line has enjoyed a £29m fares income bonanza due to record passenger numbers, it was revealed on Wednesday.

But the positive state of its finances – alongside a prediction that it will break even this year – came as line managers belonging to the TSSA union announced they would strike on May 24 in an unresolved pay battle.

This threatens to close the central section of the £20bn line, between Paddington and Abbey Wood, and embarrass Mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London as the walkout falls on the first anniversary of its opening.

Latest figures from TfL show the Elizabeth line is carrying 3.5m passengers a week – and at times almost four million.

After the experience of continuously rising passenger numbers after the opening of the London Overground, it looks like the so-called mathematicians of Transport for London have got their numbers wrong again.

I have some thoughts.

When There’s A Sniff Of Money, The Unions Strike

This seems to be the case.

Perhaps Now Is The Time To Expand The Elizabeth Line?

I would add extra services between Oxford and Southend Victoria.

The extra fare revenue could be spent on trains.

May 11, 2023 - Posted by | Finance, Transport/Travel | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Some of your thoughts really do annoy me. 


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    Comment by Graham Owen | May 11, 2023 | Reply

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