Night Tube Passengers (2)

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide me with details of what benchmarks you used to calculate the number of passengers? I understand that 10pm on a Sunday evening was used as a baseline. Is this correct?


Answer for Night Tube Passengers (2)

Answer for Night Tube Passengers (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground has developed a bespoke demand forecasting model for Night Tube which takes into account transfers from other modes and newly generated trips. Please see my response to MQ 2015/2398 for additional detail. A "10pm on Sunday evening" baseline was not used.

LU benchmarked its forecasts against New York's subway which confirmed that they are in line with the actual day/night demand trends experienced in New York.