Ever wondered just how many people can fit into a London Underground tube train? Nope? Bet you are now!
It’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer, especially if you ponder how many people can stand, and just how close they stand to each other.
But more interesting is the ratio of standing to sitting. Which line offers you a greater chance of a seat?
How do the new Elizabeth line trains, which were recently shown off to many comments about the lack of seating compare to the rest of the tube network?
|Waterloo & City||1992||4||506||136||370||73%|
|Circle / H&C||S Stock||7||1,034||256||778||75%|
Note, for standing capacity, I have erred towards the lower of the three available figures to allow for luggage, elbows, inconsiderate sods not moving down the carriage, etc.
- Maximum observed standing capacity (5 customers per m2) <– used
- Maximum full load standing capacity (6 customers per m2)
- Theoretical crush standing capacity (7 customers per m2)