Luggage on the Tube

MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How much luggage does TfL estimate travels through the Tube system on a daily basis for both weekdays and weekends?


Answer for Luggage on the Tube

Answer for Luggage on the Tube

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL does not currently collect information on how much luggage travels through the tube network and cannot rely on automated tools, such as ticket gates, for an accurate measure. 

I recognise the competing demand for space on trains. Therefore TfL's newest S stock trains, which operate on the Metropolitan, Circle, and Hammersmith & City lines and are currently being introduced to the District line, have multi use areas with tip-up seats that can also be used for luggage, pushchairs, wheelchairs, or seating. 

It is likely that the Piccadilly line carries the most luggage by virtue of serving Heathrow Airport, and therefore TfL has undertaken a series of surveys concerning the scale and location of luggage on Piccadilly line trains to help determine the internal layout of the new trains on this line.