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Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in Featured Maps, London, Visualisation | 1 comment

Just how far can the Tube take you?

Transport for London have just released their performance data (link here) for the London Underground network. It is in the form of a really detailed file that contains, amongst other things, the “Peak Operated Kilometres” and “Peak Passenger Journeys” for the past 6 years or so. If you total the distances covered by the Tube rolling stock at peak times, this map shows how far they travel each day. The Central Line wins with over 13,000km – the equivalent of almost reaching Australia! In humble last place is the Waterloo and City Line that just passes Dublin with a little over 500km travelled. There are many more cool things to be done with the data, but I thought this is a neat way of showing the gargantuan task of shifting London commuters!

1 Comment

  1. Useless but fun!


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