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 Friday, November 16, 2012

Tube geek (45) Chameleon stations
Amongst the mass of information hidden on the TfL website is a spreadsheet containing annual passengers numbers for every tube station in London. The latest data's for entries and exits in 2011, and I've already posted top 10 lists of the busiest and quietest stations back in May. But today I've been database-bashing to find the stations that change the most at different times of the week. The most extreme differences appear towards the start of each list.

Busier on Saturdays than weekdays: Leicester Square, Stratford, Camden Town, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Notting Hill Gate, Kensington (Olympia), Knightsbridge, Earl's Court, Heathrow Terminals 123, Heathrow Terminal 4, Bayswater
At least three times busier on weekdays than Saturdays: Cannon Street, Moorgate, Farringdon, St James's Park, Bank/Monument, Chancery Lane, Temple, Aldgate, Great Portland Street, Mansion House, Euston Square, Upminster Bridge

Busier on Sundays than weekdays: Kensington (Olympia), Heathrow Terminal 4, Heathrow Terminals 123, Heathrow Terminal 5
At least ten times busier on weekdays than Sundays: Cannon Street, Farringdon, Moorgate

Busier on Sundays than Saturdays: Mornington Crescent, Heathrow Terminal 5
More than twice as busy on Saturdays as Sundays: Upminster, Upminster Bridge, Farringdon, Hornchurch, Holloway Road

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