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Friday’s Unscientific Poll: Most Useless London Underground Station [20170421|09:22]
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(New Circle members: The Unscientific Poll is a semi-regular feature of this journal on Fridays. Topics vary wildly, although food is the most common one.)

Poll #2066648 Most Useless London Underground Station

Complete this sentence: Pimlico is the most useless London Underground station

on the Victoria Line.
0(0.0%)
in Zone 1.
1(100.0%)
on the entire Tube network.
0(0.0%)

If Pimlico is not the most useless London Underground station on the entire Tube network, what is?



Nearly thirteen years of working and/or living in London have given me a certain familiarity with the Victoria, District and Northern lines. I don’t know the Bakerloo and Central lines very well at all, which is why I’m not quite willing to declare Pimlico the most useless station on the entire network.

It is a pretty ridiculous station, though. No one who lives in the area around Pimlico station uses the Underground. They are all in black cabs or Aston Martins or Mercedes on the street level above. The only people who use Pimlico are tourists, to get to/from the Tate Britain. I took the photo below through the open train doors when a northbound Victoria line train drew to a halt at the station during rush hour. See those crowds of people waiting impatiently to board? No? Yeah, that’s because they’re never, ever there. (The appearance of John Boyega in the wall poster is purely coincidental, I assure you.)

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[User Picture]From: owlfish
2017-04-21 15:45 (UTC)
Your poll gave me cause to go reading. The station's busiest times are 5:30-5:45 pm.

But, more interestingly than that is this, from Wikipedia: "It is the only station to be served exclusively by the Victoria line."
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2017-04-21 20:50 (UTC)
Fun thing I found out from comments on DW: it's the station for the Penguin offices. I think I can forgive it now. :)
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