TfL contract with Associated Newspapers Ltd (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-01-25
Session date: 
January 25, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0274
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How much revenue is generated through TfL's contract with Associated Newspapers Ltd, which allows free 'Metro' newspapers to be distributed at around 250 underground stations and 14 bus stations on weekday mornings? Please list by year from 2008.

Answer

Answer for TfL contract with Associated Newspapers Ltd (1)

Answer for TfL contract with Associated Newspapers Ltd (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written answer received on 17 February 2012:

Revenue from distribution of Metro Newspapers:

2008/9 £2.934m 2009/10 £3.160m 2010/11 £3.920m 2011/12 £2.554m (to date)

In addition to this revenue, TfL has its own dedicated page in each Metro publication, reaching an average audience of 330,000 London commuters every weekday.

Metro also contributes financially to London Underground's environmental initiatives and provides advertising space for TfL passenger information campaigns.