Mayor launches new interactive tool to reveal the capital's busiest Tube line and how many others share your commute

Chloe Chaplain

The busiest Tube journeys in London have been revealed, with new data showing that more than 20,000 commuters make the same journey to work every day.

A new interactive tool was launched by Sadiq Khan to show Londoners how many people share their daily commute.

The data, collated by City Hall, revealed that the most popular journey is from Bank / Monument to Waterloo - travelled by 23,323 people each day.

The Waterloo and City line journey carries more than double the number of passengers than the second most popular trip, Victoria to Oxford Circus, which is used by 11,607 people.

This is followed by Waterloo to Canary Wharf and back – cementing Waterloo’s title as the busiest station in London.

Waterloo: The station has one of the busiest routes (Getty Images)

The tool was launched as part of the Mayor’s scheme to transform London into a “smart” city “at the forefront of innovation”.

Its aim is to encourage Londoners to share such data and see how it can be used to improve travel across the capital.

Top 10 journeys
From To No of people
Bank / Monument Waterloo 23,323
Waterloo Bank / Monument 19,843
Victoria Oxford Circus 11,697
Waterloo Canary Wharf 10,284
Canary Wharf Waterloo 9,990
Oxford Circus Victoria 9,576
Liverpool St Kings Cross St Pancras 9,475
Stratford Canary Wharf 8,255
Canning Town Stratford 8,227
Kings Cross St Pancras Victoria 7,126

“Data can help us streamline transport, highlight air pollution hotspots, reduce energy bills and much, much more,” a statement said.

Theo Blackwell, City Hall's newly-appointed chief digital officer, is leading the project.

“This is a fun tool created to help Londoners think about how their data can be used to improve our capital,” he said.

“We hope that by surprising tube passengers with the number of people who do their exact journey every day, we will encourage people to help shape our new approach to technologies of the future.

“It’s all part of our work that puts digital innovation at the heart of making London a better city.”

The tool has been created as part of the Smart London Plan, which is project designed to utilise the capability of digital technologies and data-gathering tools to improve a range of aspect of London.

To find out how many people use your route, visit

To share your view on how data should be used in the capital, see here.