Friday, August 19, 2016
The TfL website has a special Facts and Figures page for data-lovers, with a definitive list of superlatives and trivia on the London Underground network.
The Tube has been an integral part of London's history for 150 years. But do you know which is the deepest station? Or the shortest journey? Find key facts and some interesting figures here.But as of tonight London has a brand new railway system - the Night Tube. It's got its own mascot, namely Becky, the Night Tube owl. It's got its own map, including a paper version you can pick up in stations. And it's got its very own set of superlatives and trivia.
As far as I'm aware TfL doesn't have a special Facts and Figures page for the Night Tube, so I've had a go at coming up with one for myself. I've attempted to match TfL's original list, and added three more facts of my own. Please note that the data only refers to the initial Night Tube on the Central and Victoria lines, not the full five-line system due later in the year. The list may not be 100% accurate, sorry, but I have attempted to be.
The Tube The Night Tube Date opened 1863 2016 Annual passenger numbers 1.34 billion 0 (so far) Length of network 402km 68km Number of stations 270 51 Busiest station Waterloo - 95.1 million passengers per year Oxford Circus Annual train km travelled 82.5 million km 0.36 million km Average train speed 33kmh 38kmh Proportion of network in tunnels 45% 69% Longest continuous tunnel East Finchley to Morden (via Bank) - 27.8km Brixton to Walthamstow - 21.3km Total number of escalators 423 100 (estimate) Station with most escalators Waterloo - 23 tbc (Oxford Circus?) Longest escalator Angel - 27.4 metres (vertical rise) Holborn - 23.4 metres (vertical rise) Shortest escalator Stratford - 4.1 metres Stratford - 4.1 metres Total number of lifts on the network 196 20 (estimate) Number of moving walkways Four, two each at Waterloo and Bank 0 Deepest lift shaft Hampstead - 55.2 metres Green Park - 22.8 metres Shortest lift shaft King's Cross St. Pancras - 2.3 metres King's Cross St. Pancras - 2.3 metres Step-free stations 68 7 Station with most platforms Baker Street - 10 Oxford Circus - 4 Highest station above mean sea level Amersham (Metropolitan line) - 147 metres Buckhurst Hill (Central line) - 135 metres Stations south of the Thames 28 (10%) 3 (6%) Stations outside London 16 2 Furthest station from central London Chesham (Metropolitan line) - 47km to Aldgate Loughton (Central line) - 17km to Liverpool Street Longest distance between stations Chesham to Chalfont & Latimer (Metropolitan line) - 6.3km Finsbury Park to Seven Sisters (Victoria line) - 3.1km Shortest distance between stations Leicester Square to Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) - 0.3km Holborn to Chancery Lane (Central line) - 0.4km Longest direct journey Epping to West Ruislip (Central line) - 54.9km Hainault to Ealing Broadway (Central line) - 37.6km
Something to mull over next time you catch the 0352 from South Woodford to East Acton.
...or read more in my monthly archives
Jan17 Feb17 Mar17
Jan16 Feb16 Mar16 Apr16 May16 Jun16 Jul16 Aug16 Sep16 Oct16 Nov16 Dec16
Jan15 Feb15 Mar15 Apr15 May15 Jun15 Jul15 Aug15 Sep15 Oct15 Nov15 Dec15
Jan14 Feb14 Mar14 Apr14 May14 Jun14 Jul14 Aug14 Sep14 Oct14 Nov14 Dec14
Jan13 Feb13 Mar13 Apr13 May13 Jun13 Jul13 Aug13 Sep13 Oct13 Nov13 Dec13
Jan12 Feb12 Mar12 Apr12 May12 Jun12 Jul12 Aug12 Sep12 Oct12 Nov12 Dec12
Jan11 Feb11 Mar11 Apr11 May11 Jun11 Jul11 Aug11 Sep11 Oct11 Nov11 Dec11
Jan10 Feb10 Mar10 Apr10 May10 Jun10 Jul10 Aug10 Sep10 Oct10 Nov10 Dec10
Jan09 Feb09 Mar09 Apr09 May09 Jun09 Jul09 Aug09 Sep09 Oct09 Nov09 Dec09
Jan08 Feb08 Mar08 Apr08 May08 Jun08 Jul08 Aug08 Sep08 Oct08 Nov08 Dec08
Jan07 Feb07 Mar07 Apr07 May07 Jun07 Jul07 Aug07 Sep07 Oct07 Nov07 Dec07
Jan06 Feb06 Mar06 Apr06 May06 Jun06 Jul06 Aug06 Sep06 Oct06 Nov06 Dec06
Jan05 Feb05 Mar05 Apr05 May05 Jun05 Jul05 Aug05 Sep05 Oct05 Nov05 Dec05
Jan04 Feb04 Mar04 Apr04 May04 Jun04 Jul04 Aug04 Sep04 Oct04 Nov04 Dec04
Jan03 Feb03 Mar03 Apr03 May03 Jun03 Jul03 Aug03 Sep03 Oct03 Nov03 Dec03
Jan02 Feb02 Mar02 Apr02 May02 Jun02 Jul02 Aug02 Sep02 Oct02 Nov02 Dec02