Do you live near London’s most dangerous tube station? And no, we’re not talking about ride-by moped thefts, where you can kiss goodbye to your beloved phone (check out the MET Police’s advice on that, here), we’re talking about accidents.
Tripping up steps, getting trapped up doors, taking a tumble down the escalator or, heaven forbid, something worse, many of us have come a cropper underground. So Accident Claims Advice (ACA) has been doing some digging, and has compared the number of reported injuries for each tube station and tube line in 2017 with the number of travellers to work out London’s most dangerous tube stations and lines.
In at number one is West Ham, London’s most dangerous tube station with 11.27 injuries for every million travellers, followed by Wanstead, with 7.43 injuries for every million travellers.
King’s Cross had the highest number of injuries in total, followed by Waterloo and Oxford Circus, but since these three stations have such high volumes of traffic, they have much lower rates of injuries per million travellers (2.21 followed by 1.27 and 1.5, respectively).
If you’ve ever tried to cram onto the tube at Clapham Common, you’ll probably understand why the Northern line is the most injury-prone tube line
And if you’ve ever tried to cram onto the tube at Clapham Common – never mind that perilously narrow platform – you’ll probably understand why the Northern line is the most injury-prone tube line. The Metropolitan line wins the dubious accolade of being the second most dangerous tube line.
And the safest tube station in London? Hammersmith. Perhaps the calming pastel shades of the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines have a calming effect on travellers?
ACA has also created a handy infographic, so you can check at a glance whether your tube station is in the danger zone or not…
Read the full article at accidentclaimsadvice.org.uk, which also carries a link to the complete spreadsheet of results.
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