Fall in rail usage locally
The latest rail usage figures show the number of passengers at Longfield fell by 9% in 2009/10 from 510,000 to 465,000.
However the fall in usage at Longfield is only just above the county average of a 7.3% decline. As the largest fall in sales at Longfield is in season ticket sales, this could well be linked to the economic downturn. It is also possible that some of Ebbsfleet's 284,000 passengers may formerly have used our line.
Of the other local stations, Farningham Road showed the smallest fall at -4%, Swanley -5%, Meopham -10% and Sole Street -15%.
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by administrator