We’re seeing some high volumes of traffic on the site today (Wednesday 30th April), with 3 times the normal volume of traffic on average as people check out their travel options during the ongoing Tube strike.
This morning’s peak again fell between 7-8am (143,000 visits), although this was about 30 per cent fewer visits than during yesterday’s peak.
- The TfL website received 2 million visits yesterday and over 9 million page views, with peak traffic between 7-8am when the site served nearly 900,000 pages.
- This represents a three-fold increase from a normal day, though during the rush hour peak traffic was nearly 9 times greater than normal.
- After the Home page, the Tube Status update page was the most popular, receiving over a million visits from 784,000 unique devices – this is 16 times more than ‘normal’ levels.
- The Journey Planner results page was viewed 1.8 million times, compared to 500,000 views on a ‘normal’ day.
- So far today, the Tube status update page has knocked the Home page from its top slot with a quarter of a million visits – 60 per cent of which have been via mobile devices.
- Mobile traffic peaked today between 6-7am when 79 per cent of visits came via mobile devices.
- As yesterday, we’re expecting traffic to rise again today between 4-7pm, although not to the levels seen this morning.
We appreciate the strike is making it harder to get around than normal, we’re doing all that we can to make the site as useful as possible.
If you’ve got any feedback on how it can be made better, then we’d love to hear about it so we can improve things for the future.