TfL have just released detailed figures for journeys traveled by the London Underground rolling stock. The data throws up some amazing facts and figures, including how far Tube trains travel each day.
Amazingly the Central line tube trains cover a distance of 8100 miles, equating to a journey from London and Australia. I’m not sure if I fancy being stuck on the Central Line to Sydney, Notting Hill Gate to Oxford Circus is bad enough.
The Data visualisation specialists “Spatial Analysis‘ examined the information from TfL and mapped the distances that you could travel. Even the shortest distance covered by the tube (Waterloo Line) would be enough to get you to Dublin. Seeing the data laid out like this, gives you a real sense of the massive task TfL undertakes everyday.
I was surprised to find out that the Northern Line gets that much usage every day. What’s more surprising is once you read the report fully you realise that the data only covers peak time travel!
You can click on the image above to see a full visualisation of the distances travelled by the tube each day.