We are helping our members access safe and sustainable travel options and are working hand-in-hand with TfL and Westminster City Council to implement wider, safer footways and to ensure that there is adequate cycling parking and Santander docking stations.
Alternative ways to travel, such as walking and cycling, could relieve the pressure on public transport. However, we understand that most people will still have to rely on public transport to get to work. Staggering employees’ start and finish times can help them avoid peak travel times. Travelling in after 9am and heading home later in the evening could help reduce the pressure during peak hours.
The busiest times to travel on the Tube are 5:45-8:15am and 4:00-5:30pm but you can now check when your local station is busier:
- Marble Arch station is busier between 6:45-8:00am and 4:00-6:15pm.
- Edgware Road (Circle line) is busier between 6:45-8:15am and 3:45pm-6:15pm
- Edgware Road (Bakerloo line) is busier between 6:45-8:00am and 4:15-6:15pm
- Paddington is busier between 6:30-8:45am and 3:45-6:00pm
- Baker Street is busier between 7:00-9:15am and 4:15-6:30pm
Click here to check the busiest and quietest times to travel at any station on the TfL network, at any time of day.
Getting off a stop or two early and walking part of your journey could also help reduce the pressure during peak hours. One of the busiest sections of the Central line is between Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road, so consider walking or cycling part of your journey. 15 per cent of journeys made on public transport by people arriving and leaving their place of work are under 3km. This is the same as a 35-minute walk or a 15-minute cycle ride. For many people, this is an easy change to make, but a significant one in reducing pressure on our public transport network. This map shows how much time it takes to walk between stations on the same line.