More people are travelling the capital by Tube than at any time during the past 152 years.

Statistics released by Transport for London revealed the network’s busiest ever day was October 9, 2015.

A total of 4.73million customer journeys were made that Friday while 28.6million occurred in the last week of October, surpassing all previous seven-day records.

Overall, the number of customer journeys on the London Underground has increased by a third since 2001, with the rate of growth increasing in the last five years.

The Tube’s managing director Nick Brown, said: “The network is carrying more customers than ever before as London’s economy and population continue to grow.

“This is why we are continuing to invest all of our income to modernise the service, improving reliability, train capacity and frequency and upgrading major stations to reduce congestion.”

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