Tube map shows how long it actually takes to get from ticket to platform

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Emily Badiozzaman

Anyone who has had the utter misfortune of going to Charing Cross station knows that the journey from street level to platform is no small feat. 

If it feels like the TFL and Boris are transport overlords are plotting against you, it's because they are. It takes a full seven minutes to get from street level to platform at Charing Cross. SEVEN. 

Which can feel like a journey of proportions akin to Frodo's walk to Mordor when you are stumbling out of Gordon's Wine Bar trying to find your way home. 

We've created these handy maps that tell you how long it takes to get from tube entrance to platform so you need never underestimate your journey and its affect on your mental wellbeing ever again. 

Baker Street (Jubilee, Bakerloo), Charing Cross, Elephant & Castle (Northern), London Bridge (Northern)

Clapham Junction, Holborn (Piccadilly), Notting Hill Gate (Central), Russell Square, Warren Street (Northern), Waterloo, Westminster (Jubilee),  Willesden Junction (Overground)

 Bank (Northern), Greenwich (DLR), King's Cross St Pancras (Northern)

Belsize Park, Earl's Court (Piccadilly), Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo), Embankment (Bakerloo, Northern), Euston (Northern), Gloucester Road (Piccadilly), Goodge Street, Green Park (Jubilee), Hampstead, Moorgate (Northern), Paddington (Bakerloo, H&C), Piccadilly Circus, Queensway, Southwark, Tottenham Hale

 Bank (DLR)

Baker Street (subsurface), Bond Street, Caledonian Road, Camden Town, Carpenders Park, Chalfont & Latimer, Chancery Lane, Covent Garden, Edgware Road (Bakerloo), Euston (Victoria), Forest Hill, Highbury & Islington (Overground), Holborn (Central), Holland Park, Homerton, Kennington, Lambeth North, Lancaster Gate, Liverpool Street (subsurface), Marble Arch, Marylebone, Moorgate (subsurface), Mornington Crescent, Oxford Circus, St Paul's, South Kensington (Piccadilly), Stratford (Overground), Tottenham Court Road, Upper Holloway, Upton Park, Wapping, Warren Street (Victoria), Watford Junction, Woodgrange Park, Woolwich Arsenal.


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Emily Badiozzaman

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