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 Tuesday, August 19, 2014

More lists gleaned from TfL FOI requests [data]

London bus stop statistics [data]
Total number of TfL bus stops in London: 17866
Number of request stops: 8504 (48%)
The five boroughs with the most bus stops: Bromley (1053), Croydon (978), Barnet (867), Hillingdon (766), Ealing (715)
The five boroughs with the fewest bus stops: City of London (138), Kensington & Chelsea (267), Hammersmith & Fulham (289), Islington (353), Sutton (364)
The letter most likely to appear on top of a bus stop: D (509 times)
(other single letters of the alphabet follow in the order BACEHKLJFMPGNSRTUQWVXYZOI)

TfL bus stops including the name of a supermarket [data]
1) Sainsbury's (45) (e.g. Brentwood Sainsbury's)
2) Tesco (39) (e.g. Perivale Tesco)
3) Asda (9) (e.g. Roehampton Vale Asda)
4) Morrisons (7) (e.g. Queensbury Morrisons)
5) Marks and Spencer (2) (i.e. Banstead Marks&Spencer)
(meanwhile 9 bus stops include Selfridges and 4 include Harrods)

Buses whose destination includes the name of a supermarket [data]
1) Sainsbury's (19 destinations): 79, 187, 194, 245, 262, 295, 321, 325, 352, 371, 385, 391, 397, 403, 450, 498, P13, U7, W5
2) Tesco (17 destinations): 168, 273, 275, 321, 324, 332, 341, 349, 377, 488, 499, C3, E5, E6, H20, H28, H28
3) Asda (10 destinations): 135, 145, 219, 292, 303, D3, D6, D8, K3, W14
4) Morrisons (3 destinations): 27, 288, 393
5) Marks&Spencer (2 destinations): 166, S1
6=) Aldi, Co-op, Lidl, Waitrose, etc (0 destinations)
Large out of town supermarkets are of course excellent places to terminate buses because there's plenty of room for a bus stand, but this does mean the grocery chains get several miles-worth of free advertising on bus destination blinds.
The 321 runs from a Tesco to a Sainsbury's.
The H28 runs from a Tesco to a Tesco.

The three shortest London bus routes [data]
1) 389 Underhill → The Spires (0.9 miles)
2) 327 Waltham Cross → Cocker Road (1.7 miles)
3) R9 Orpington → Tintagel Road (1.8 miles)
The R9's route is twice as long in the 'opposite' direction.

The three longest London bus routes [data]
1) X26 Heathrow → Croydon (24.1 miles)
2) N89 Erith → Charing Cross (23.3 miles)
3) N9 Heathrow T5 → Aldwych (20.9 miles)
Ten other nightbuses beat everything in the next list.

The five longest non-lettered London bus routes [data]
1) 465 Dorking → Kingston (16.8 miles)
2) 166 Epsom Hospital → West Croydon (16.6 miles)
3) 358 Orpington → Crystal Palace (16.0 miles)
4) 111 Heathrow → Kingston (15.9 miles)
5) 246 Chartwell → Bromley North (15.6 miles)
(coincidentally, I caught four of those over the weekend)

The five busiest DLR stations (passengers per year, 2013) [data]
1) Bank (12.8 million)
2) Canning Town (9.3 million)
3) Canary Wharf (8.3 million)
4) Stratford (6.7 million)
5) Woolwich Arsenal (4.6 million)
...then Lewisham (4.6m), Limehouse (3.6m), Shadwell (3.5m), Heron Quays (3.3m), Cutty Sark (3.0m)

The five least busy DLR stations (passengers per year, 2013) [data]
1) Beckton Park (183000)
2) Pudding Mill Lane (345000)
3) Stratford High Street (442000)
4) Pontoon Dock (483000)
5) Gallions Reach (485000)
...then Star Lane (492000), Abbey Road (503000), Stratford International (610000), West Silvertown (666000), Royal Albert (682000)

The five least busy Tramlink stops (2013) [data]
1) Avenue Road (186000)
2) Coombe Lane (314000)
3) Birkbeck (384000)
4) Beddington Lane (418000)
5) Harrington Road (436000)
The five busiest are East Croydon (7.8m), Wimbledon (4.6m), George Street (3.0m), West Croydon (2.7m) and Sandilands (2.0m)

The five least busy tube stations (2013) [data]
Come on, we did all that last month.

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