Most Used OSIs March 2023

We last looked at OSI usage in 2019, before Covid. Thus four years later I’ve asked TfL for updated data showing how many journeys made use of each OSI in the system. The data provided was recorded over a four week period in February/March 2023. Most OSIs are showing a drop in usage compared to four years ago which is proof that not all commuters have returned to the system. There are also several new OSIs linked to the Elizabeth line and noticeable shifts in usage at Liverpool Street, Farringdon and Paddington.

The top 3 remain the NR to LU interchanges at South London termini, and Victoria has regained second spot from London Bridge and narrowly missed out on topping Waterloo.  Paddington NR to Marylebone NR is bottom of the pile and I do wonder just who decides to use this in preference to the Bakerloo line.

The wierdest statistic is the number of people who have gone back to using the street walk between Hackney Central and Downs. Although not shown in the table, there is a worrying difference between the number of people changing EL-DLR versus DLR-EL at Custom House. This is undoubtedly down to the lack of validators near the side entrance to the EL station and I do wonder if lots of people are actually being overcharged without realising it. I’ll be following up both these issues in the coming days.

In the table below, the number is a total for both directions over the whole period. If the same station is listed at both ends then it’s an internal OSI between different gatelines at the station.

Exit from StationEntry to StationTotal
Waterloo LUWaterloo NR1114992
Victoria LUVictoria NR1111554
London Bridge LULondon Bridge NR995068
Vauxhall LUVauxhall NR566522
Liverpool Street LULiverpool Street NR483121
Euston LUEuston NR268339
Tottenham Hale LUTottenham Hale NR243794
Paddington LUPaddington EL209452
Tottenham Court RoadTottenham Court Road201830
Hammersmith D&PHammersmith C&H170910
Balham LUBalham NR145080
Waterloo East NRWaterloo NR142657
Canary Wharf LUHeron Quays DLR132237
Charing Cross LUCharing Cross NR121927
Shadwell DLRShadwell LO108787
West Hampstead LUWest Hampstead LO108561
Shepherds Bush LUShepherds Bush LO101376
Kings Cross LUSt Pancras International (TL) NR91742
Blackfriars LUBlackfriars NR90547
Bank LUBank LU89882
Limehouse DLRLimehouse NR80499
Tower Hill LUFenchurch Street NR78718
Lewisham DLRLewisham NR77722
Canary Wharf DLRCanary Wharf EL76408
Custom House DLRCustom House EL66959
Paddington LUPaddington NR64057
Canary Wharf LUCanary Wharf EL60455
Kings Cross LUKings Cross LU59064
Embankment LUCharing Cross NR59043
Cannon Street LUCannon Street NR57472
Wood Lane LUWhite City LU55547
Canary Wharf DLRCanary Wharf LU54773
Marylebone LUMarylebone NR53966
Paddington LUPaddington LU52502
West Hampstead LUWest Hampstead Thameslink50268
West Hampstead LOWest Hampstead Thameslink45273
Paddington NRPaddington EL37403
Waterloo LUWaterloo LU31633
Clapham North LUClapham High Street NR29028
Oxford Circus LUOxford Circus LU28924
Camden Town LUCamden Road NR28789
Victoria NRVictoria NR27967
Tower Hill LUTower Gateway DLR26396
Euston Square LUEuston NR25786
West India Quay DLRCanary Wharf EL25485
Kings Cross LUKings Cross NR23003
Waterloo LUWaterloo East NR21758
Forest Gate NRWanstead Park NR19891
Elephant & Castle LUElephant & Castle NR19522
Bank LUCannon Street NR19398
Finchley Road LUFinchley Road & Frognal NR18093
Highbury & IslingtonHighbury & Islington17204
Seven Sisters LUSeven Sisters LU16360
Bond Street LUOxford Circus LU15519
Southwark LUWaterloo East NR15505
Bow Road LUBow Church DLR15497
Kilburn LUBrondesbury NR15399
Aldgate LUFenchurch Street NR13735
Richmond NRRichmond NR13636
Brixton LUBrixton NR13359
Liverpool Street NRLiverpool Street NR13074
Woolwch Arsenal NR/DLRWoolwich EL13060
Baker Street LUMarylebone NR12667
Blackfriars NRBlackfriars NR11734
Archway LUUpper Holloway NR11698
Seven Sisters LUSouth Tottenham NR11455
Euston LUEuston Square LU11417
Kenton NRNorthwick Park LU9856
Dalston Kingsland NRDalston Junction NR9268
Euston Square LUWarren Street LU8428
Walthamstow Central LOWalthamstow Queens Road NR8331
East Putney LUPutney NR8187
Kings Cross LUSt Pancras International (EMR) NR7917
Bank LUFenchurch Street NR7033
Finsbury Park LUFinsbury Park NR6056
London Bridge NRLondon Bridge NR5537
Lewisham NRLewisham NR5404
Bank LUMonument LU4892
Aldgate LUAldgate East LU4054
Poplar DLRCanary Wharf EL3499
Bank LUCannon Street LU3390
Hanger Lane LUPark Royal LU3086
St Pancras International (TL) NRKings Cross NR2905
Edgware Road C&HEdgware Road B2865
Leytonstone LULeytonstone High Road NR2810
Hackney Downs NRHackney Central NR2790
St Pancras International (TL) NRSt Pancras International (EMR) NR3004
New Cross NRNew Cross Gate NR2228
Kentish Town LU/NRKentish Town West NR2222
Edgware Road C&HMarylebone NR2033
Euston NRSt Pancras International (TL) NR2009
Bank LULiverpool Street NR1916
Catford Bridge NRCatford NR1891
Embankment LUWaterloo NR1742
Harringay NRHarringay Green Lanes NR1595
Bayswater LUQueensway LU1518
Monument LUFenchurch Street NR1222
Aldgate LUTower Gateway DLR1105
Lancaster Gate LUPaddington NR1084
Woodford LUWoodford LU1076
West Harrow LUWest Harrow LU848
Manor Park NRWoodgrange Park NR749
Ickenham LUWest Ruislip LU716
Walthmstow Central LUWalthamstow Central LO685
Penge East NRPenge West NR680
Lancaster Gate LUPaddington EL672
Southwark LUBlackfriars NR593
Liverpool Street NRFenchurch Street NR447
Battersea Power Station LUBattersea Park NR407
Bounds Green LUBowes Park NR355
Tower Gatewy DLRFenchurch Street NR199
Clock House NRKent House NR158
Euston NRKings Cross NR158
Battersea Power Station LUQueenstown Road NR138
Walthmstow Central LUWalthamstow Queens Road NR117
Sudbury Hill LUSudbury Hill Harrow NR95
Upper Warlingham NRWhyteleafe NR82
Embankment LUWaterloo East NR81
Kings Cross NRSt Pancras International (EMR) NR73
Bromley South NRBromley North NR66
Marylebone NRPaddington NR6

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