Workers in the City turn up 15 minutes before their West End counterparts (and other tube stat nuggets)
Here’s a little look at the most popular exit times for London’s central tube stations. The West End is a bit lazier than the City, it would seem – the latter turning up between 8.45am and 9.00am and the former tending to arrive 9.00am-9.15am. For what it’s worth, we’re based on Tottenham Court Road and don’t start work until 10am, and if you ask me that’s still bordering on the inhumane.
It’s a map brought to you by Oliver O’Brian aka @oobr. More interesting is his Great Big Interactive Tube Stats Map which lets you visualise all kinds of information about how people zip around the Underground. For instance, the only stations to have lost evening exits between 2005 and 2012 are Blackfriars, Notting Hill Gate, Gloucester Road, Embankment and Farringdon – all on the Circle Line. Did the de-circularisation of the Circle put people off a night out at these places? Maybe. Or maybe there’s a different explanation! Anyway, have a click around and see what you can discover.
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