Transport for London (TfL) publishes figures that showcase the volume of foot traffic at Underground stations all across the capital. The data reveals which are the most popular and see the highest number of traffic. It also conversely reveals the least used stations.
The latest data available is from 2015 and reveals that most of the top ten least used Underground stations are in the furthest suburban reaches on the Central and Metropolitan Lines. Roding Valley saw the fewest visitors with just 0.26 million. Not surprisingly the rural area is almost outside of the capital.
Several of the other least used stations are similarly rural, including Theydon Bois. Chesham on the Metropolitan Line is completely outside of London surrounded by countryside.
There are two surprising names on the list of least visited stations. North Ealing and South Kenton are more central so the lack of numbers can’t be traced to the rural settings. The main reason is because both areas are well connected, featuring alternative routes into Central London that are generally faster than the Underground.
If you are looking to live in an area where the local Underground Station is less crowded North Ealing or South Kenton could be perfect for you. Both are attractive location and have a lot to offer, particularly for commuters. The abundance of transport links means there are plenty of options for travelling to work. In addition the locations in Zone 3 and 4 respectively mean there is more space on offer and money can go further.
At Finefair we have spent many years providing services as a lettings agent in Ealing. We understand the area and have seen the market mature and properties grow in popularity. Our services have matured alongside the market, ensuring we can provide the best support for our clients. If you need us, we will be on hand to give you advice.