Five million passengers jump on board for the Paralympics

The Olympic Javelin pulls into Stratford Credit: Press Association

Nearly five million passenger journeys were made on Southeastern services during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Charles Horton, managing director said: “We carried around 100,000 extra passengers every day during the Paralympic Games, including around a million journeys on our Javelin service.

4.9 million journeys were made on Southeastern services, including 1 million journeys on the Javelin service in the two week period of the Games.

The busiest day for the Javelin service was on Saturday 8 September with around 95,000 journeys, 30,000 of these journeys were made before 10am.

Extra train services were added to the Paralympic timetable to cater for the increased demand and late night Javelin trains were placed on standby to help transport spectators home from late running events at the Olympic Park.