Ever felt like you’re being manipulated? As if the powers that be are using you to further their sinister agenda? Well, on the Underground, it turns out you sometimes are – although admittedly, the agenda is usually ‘map legibility’ or’crowd flow control.’
Above, Tom Scott and Matt Parker bust some myths and discover how Evil Tube Chiefs Steal Three Minutes Of Your Life Daily.* You’ll never go the long way around again.
*if you travel via Kings’ Cross.
Head further down the rabbit hole with the radical tube map re-design based on circles or a guide to the tube journeys where it’s quicker to walk.