Each year over 980 million people travel on the underground each year, meaning on a daily basis it can be a pretty stressful place. New research by PowWowNow reveals London’s most stressful tube stations based on TFL data of entries and exits, train delays and negative social media posts over the course of a year.
Kings Cross St Pancras is London’s most stressful Tube station
Topping the list of stressful Tube stations is Kings Cross St Pancras with an index score of 1.9 (out of 3). It was also the busiest station, with 97.92 million people entering and exiting the station over the course of 2017. Out of 268 tube stations across London, Kings Cross St Pancras was also the 17th worst for delays. It clocked 1,853 minutes of primary delays, which is where delays aren’t caused by other disruptions, between November 2017 and October 2018. There were also 144 mixed and negative mentions on social media over 2018.
Another central London destination took second place, the interconnected Bank and Monument stations, with an index score of 1.89. Of the top 15, this station saw the most negative and mixed social media posts. Meanwhile, on the border of zones 2 and 3, Stratford took third place and was third worst for delays, clocking up 3,473 minutes.