London’s Tube network is one of the most famous in the world, and with good reason. As the oldest of its kind in the world, it boasts a staggering 272 stations across the city – and beyond (looking at you, Watford). It’s the envy of other cities the world over, and despite it meaning someone in Buckinghamshire is able to meet up for drinks with someone closer to Kent, there are some areas that have been short-changed.
Whether this is because of the geology south of the river, or just because no one has got around to building one yet, locals in these parts can’t help but think their neighbourhoods would be better off if they made it onto that fateful map. We at MyLondon asked you, our dear readers, where would be best served by a shiny, new Tube stop – and the results were incredibly varied.
Coming out on top with the most mentions was South-West London’s Twickenham, an area served by the Overground but not the Tube. One reader suggested that the area’s already bustling vibe (cheers for that, rugby) would be improved on even more with the Underground reaching it.
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Others floated Kingston and Surbiton as ideas, while others still said the whole South-West was in need of more – unless you live in leafy Richmond, of course. Wandsworth, too, got several nods, though with all the Tube stops neighbouring Clapham provides we doubt it’s high on TfL’s list of priorities.
Another was Crystal Palace, quite far out for a Tube stop, but as one reader noted, so is Watford. One just begged: “South East London needs more Tube stations!”
“There should be more lines between the north and the south,” a reader suggested, which is pretty hard to disagree with. The Northern Line can’t do all the heavy lifting, after all.
Where do you think needs a new Tube stop? Let us know in the comments below!