Thames cable car figures drop drastically again

By Rob Virtue on October 10, 2013 12:18 PM |

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Weekly figures for the amount of people using the Emirates Air Line have dropped considerably in the last year.

Statistics released by Transport for London show just 24,711 people used it last week, compared to 42,617 for the same week in 2012.

Figures picked up slightly for the week ending September 28 with nearly 30,000 using the service, but dropped to the second lowest in six months for the latest figures, the week ending October 5.

The last three weeks have been the first where year-on-year comparisons can be made without the artificial boost from the 2012 Olympics.

The first of those weeks saw a drop of more than 22,000 people.

That was heavily criticised by Caroline Pidgeon, leader of the Liberal Democrats at the London Assembly.

However, TfL said initiatives, such as internet bookings, were in place to boost numbers.

1 Comments

John said:

Are they trying to boost numbers or revenue?

if it is number then let travel cards be valid on it, it is public transport.

but internet bookings and group bookings are the type of thing that private visitor attractions use to boost numbers, not public transport ?