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Busiest stations and times to travel

Busiest times

Our services are busy between 05:45-08:15 and 16:00-17:30.

Busiest Tube and rail stations

These are the busiest times for the busiest stations, stops and interchanges on the network.

Entry: expect to queue to enter the station
Interchange: avoid using the station and take a more direct route if possible.

Station or stop
Barking (Entry, Interchange)
Brixton (Entry)
Canada Water (Interchange)
Canning Town (Entry, Interchange)
Clapham Junction (Interchange)
East Croydon (Entry, Interchange)
East Ham (Entry)
Finsbury Park (Entry, Interchange)
Lewisham DLR (Entry)
Leyton (Entry)
Liverpool Street (Entry)
London Bridge Tube  (Entry)
North Acton (Interchange)
Romford (Entry)
Seven Sisters (Entry, Interchange)
Stratford (Entry, Interchange)
Upton Park (Entry)
Walthamstow Central (Entry, Interchange)
West Croydon (Entry)
West Ham (Interchange)
Wood Green (Entry)
Woolwich Arsenal (Entry, Interchange)

Busiest sections of line

  • Central line between South Woodford/ Redbridge and Stratford
  • Central line between Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road
  • Jubilee line between Stratford and Westminster
  • District line between Dagenham Heathway and Aldgate East
  • Victoria line
  • Overground between Stratford and Willesden Junction
  • DLR between Woolwich Arsenal and Canning Town

Find quieter times for every TfL station

Many local stations have different busier and quieter times.

Check how busy any station on the TfL network is, at any time of day.

Buses

At busy times, queues for buses may be longest in the following areas:

Barking
Brixton
Bromley
Canning Town
Catford
Charlton
Dalston
Elephant & Castle
Hackney
Hammersmith
Harlesden
Kentish Town
Lewisham
North Greenwich
Seven Sisters
Shepherds Bush
Stratford
Thamesmead
Tottenham
Turnpike Lane
Walthamstow Central
Wembley Central
West Croydon
Wood Green
Woolwich

Roads

The busiest times on roads are currently between 06:00-09:00 and 16:00-19:00.

Roads around shopping destinations may remain busy until later into the morning - avoid them inf possible.

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