Hackney stations see 40% growth in use in one year

The Guardian has published data for station usage. I took a look at the numbers for Hackney stations and they’ve seen exceptional growth between 2009-10 and 2010-11. Looking at just the stations that were in use in both years (i.e. Clapton Dalston Kingsland Hackney Central Hackney Downs Hackney Wick Homerton London Fields Old Street Rectory Road and Stoke Newington) the number of passenger entries and exits has increased from 9.05 million to 12.66 million an increase of 40%. Build in the new stations (Dalston Junction Haggerston Hoxton Shoreditch High Street) and rail use in the borough has increased from 9.05 million entries and exits to 18.03 million an increase of 100%. Impressive – good work Hackney! “

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    benjamin - 3 April 2012, 7:18 am

    @jamieb Interesting stats. I wonder what percentage of that increase is down to people dumping the car in favour of public transport, and how much is due to the area’s increasing popularity?

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    suefohs - 3 April 2012, 11:32 pm

    Thanks for that. Good to have recent stats to use in funding applications for the wildflower meadows at Homerton Station.

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    jamieb - 4 April 2012, 8:27 am

    A switch from cars will definitely be a factor as the costs of car ownership and the growth in car clubs make owning a car in London increasingly pointless (for households without children that is). I suspect it’ll have more to do with the replacement of the crappy old trains on the North London Line with the new units which have made it a lot more pleasant to use. suefohs that’s a great use for the data!

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    GavinRedknap - 4 April 2012, 11:19 am

    While the gentrification of Hackney and the demise of using the car for work have to be factors, they surely cant account for this sort of growth. Personally I suspect its the improvement in information gathering that’s come with extending the oyster card to national express stations.

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    GavinRedknap - 4 April 2012, 11:21 am

    While the gentrification of Hackney and the demise of using the car for work have to be factors, they surely cant account for this sort of growth. Personally I suspect its the improvement in information gathering that’s come with extending the oyster card to national express stations.

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