It’s always interesting to see what’s happening in London, especially on our glorious tube network. So we’re taking a look at how passengers numbers have changed over the past ten years.*

Some stations have seen a significant increase in numbers, with more and more passengers choosing to travel through it. However, despite us thinking London is forever growing, some stations have seen a decline in passenger numbers. We’ve plotted the results to see the Top 20 stations for each category.

Increased Passengers

Check out the stations which have received the largest percentage increases here:

The station with the highest growth is Stratford. This could be due to the expansion of that area for the London Olympics in 2012. This included the new Westfield’s Shopping Centre which has undoubtedly brought in more passengers, over the past 5 years.

Decreased Passengers

On the other end of the scale, some stations seem to have dropped in numbers. The ones with the largest percentage decreases are as follows:

One of the largest decrease in passengers is at Heathrow Terminals 123. This could be sa a result of the Terminal 5 station opening in March 2008, diverting passengers away from the main station.

It’s fascinating to see how the tube is constantly changing, so we can keep up with the trends! We use this data at to ensure we are targeting the right stations and areas of London, for our outdoor advertising campaigns.