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South London Railway Line

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what information his Department holds on the number of passengers starting their journeys from (a) Brighton and (b) Hove station who have used the South London Line in the last six months; (291677)

(2) how many passengers starting their journey from Aldrington Station have used the South London Line in the last six months.

The Department for Transport does not have access to the specific information the hon. Lady requires. However, the number of journeys recorded via the rail industry Lennon ticketing system between Brighton, Hove and Aldrington stations and stations on the South London Line in the year 2008-09 was:

Brighton: 13,685

Hove: 2,348

Aldrington: 48

It is not possible to define whether all these passengers used the South London Line as other journey options exist (i.e. via the East Dulwich route). zonal travel cards are also not included in this figure as, by definition, they do not have a prescribed destination.

The introduction of East London line services to Clapham Junction will increase accessibility to South London line destinations for passengers from the South Coast.