Record Tube numbers

19 November 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has hailed the part Tube drivers play in keeping London on the rails after new figures revealed that London Underground had its busiest ever day last month when 4,735,000 people used the Tube. Transport for London said the record was set on Friday 9 October, beating the previous record of 4,734,000 passengers carried in the capital on 28 November last year.

‘We are thrilled to play a key part in delivering this vital public service to people who live, and work, in London,’said Mick.

‘Our train operators on the Tube are at the sharp end of this – literally as they are up there in the cab driving the Tube trains – and carrying so many people promptly and safely is what we do.

‘Naturally, with such growth, we must mutually endeavour to ensure that the platform/train interface remains viable and safe with the increasing numbers we now generate.

‘More and more people are using the Underground – the result of economic factors and population growth – and I think that new record will be beaten before the end of the year.’

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