Reading this on a W7? Chances are you have someone else’s armpit in the way.
With full credit to the Diamond Geezer website from which the following is quoted, we learn that, once again, the W7 is the most jam-packed bus in London – and guess what’s at number three…
London’s ten most crowded bus routes (2017/18)
1) W7 Finsbury Park – Muswell Hill (11 passengers per km)
2) 507 Victoria – Waterloo (9.1)
3) 41 Archway – Tottenham Hale (9.0)
4) 69 Canning Town – Walthamstow (8.9)
5) 330 Canning Town – Forest Gate (8.7)
6) 104 Stratford -Manor Park (8.7)
7) 29 Trafalgar Square – Wood Green (8.5)
8) 58 East Ham – Walthamstow (8.5)
9) 109 Brixton – Croydon (8.3)
10) 149 London Bridge – Edmonton Green (8.2)
We note the W7 is well out in front.
This Top 10 is determined by dividing the number of passengers by the number of km travelled to get a number of passengers per km. There are over 700 bus routes in London, and most carry 2-5 passengers per km. The TfL spreadsheet data was published a couple of weeks ago and is available as a download here. The data is for April 2017 to March 2018.
Of course when you get off you’re at one of the busiest tube stations outside zone 1 (Finsbury Park is beaten only by Stratford and Canary Wharf, which are designed to take the numbers), and if you do make it down to the platforms, guess which underground line is the most crowded in London? Yep, the Victoria Line with 15.1 persons per mile (a full 50% higher than any other line).
Welcome to the Crouch End commute.
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(photo image, eddiefarra)