Journey Underground London

A journey along the London Underground, stopping off at some of the more photogenic stations and locations, with some interesting facts along the way !

The busiest tube station is Oxford Circus, used by 98 million passengers annually

Turnpike Lane - Picadilly Line / Travelcard Zone 3

Annual Entry and Exit: 10.77 Million

Only 45% of the Underground is actually in tunnels

Canary Wharf - Jubilee Line / Travelcard Zone 2

Annual Entry and Exit: 51.8 Million

London Underground trains were originally steam powered

London Bridge - Northern, Jubilee Line / Travelcard Zone 1

Annual Entry and Exit: 49.5 Million (including National Rail)

Tube trains travel 76 million kilometres annually

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Crosses underneath the River Thames connecting Greenwich in the South with the Isle of Dogs in the North.

Total length of the underground network is 250 miles

Embankment - Northern, Bakerloo, Circle, District Line / Travelcard Zone 1

Annual Entry and Exit: 19.66 Million

Both Sting and Paul McCartney are rumoured to have busked in disguise on the Underground

Bank - Central, Northern, Waterloo and City Lines / Travelcard Zone 1

Annual Entry and Exit: 52.31 Million

An estimated half a million mice call the Underground their home

Aldwych Abandoned Station

Shut in 1994, now mainly used as a Movie and TV set, and can be seen in "V For Vendetta", "28 Weeks Later", "Mr Selfridge" and "Sherlock".

Farringdon station is haunted by the ghost "The Screaming Spectre"

Kings Cross - Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Northen, Picadilly, Victoria Lines / Travelcard Zone 1

Annual Entry and Exit: 91.98 Million

Every week, underground escalators travel the equivalent distance of going twice round the world

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