The Tube lines making you late for work, in one chart

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Tuesday 27 September 2016 08:00
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The rush hour in the morning is bad enough, but a delayed tube can add that extra bit of anger to your day.

Well, prepare to be furious once more.

A recent report by TfL worked out exactly how many hours have been wasted on delayed or otherwise broken trains, and it’s grim.

Combining the results from 2015 and 2016, in total across all the tube lines passengers have lost a total of 9.5 million hours to delays on the line.

9.5 million hours of waiting, of re-calculating your journey, of pure, unadulterated rage.

And if you were in any doubt about which line is wasting the most of your time, it’s the Central line, with a painful 1.815 million hours.

A ‘loss’ was calculated as having to wait more than two minutes over the expected time for the train.


Coming in at a close second is the Piccadilly line, with 1.469 million hours, and the Jubilee line with 1.263 million.

But not to worry, because according to TfL, the delays are at their lowest ever, having gone down 40 per cent in the last five years.

Don’t think about how much time you lost in the last five years, it’ll only hurt your brain.

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