Drift from London Buses Checked
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THE continuous fall which has been occurring over a number of years in passengers on London's buses and Green Line coaches was checked in 1962 and the buses and coaches are now carrying 215,000 passengers into Central London in the morning peak, 6,000 more passengers (about three per cent) are being carried than in 1961.
This was revealed this week by the London Transport annual census of rushhour travel. This recovery, says London Transport, is due to better services arising from an improved staff position among drivers and conductors, and to easier con-, ditiofis which traffic engineering measu re sl and street improvements have brought; about on the roads.
The number of passengers travelling into Central London during the morning peak by all forms of transport—public and private—has increased by 12 per centl over the past 10 years. Counts taken in July, November and December, 1962, show that the number of daily rush-hour commuters now stands at nearly one-anda-quarter million. This is 130,000 more than in 1952.