TfL expects 3m a year to switch to East London Line

A report in The FT today suggests that the East London Line will initially reduce the number of journeys in to London Bridge by 3 million a year (50,000 a day):

The new East London Railway should initially encourage about 50,000 people to change their daily commuting pattern.

London Bridge station, a gateway to the City used annually by about 50m passengers, will see about 3m passengers switch to the new route, planners say.

“When it comes to overcrowding, it’s the last bit that matters. So to take those journeys off it does help," said TfL's Ian Brown.

Before its closure, the East London Line carried 10.7 million passengers a year.