The last train leaves for Central London around The first train from Central London arrives at Heathrow at around On Fridays and Saturday nights the Piccadilly Line runs all night at around 10 minute intervals between Terminal 5 and Cockfosters, stopping at Heathrow Central for Terminals 2 and 3.
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Victoria Tube station is one of the busiest on the London Underground network When you see severe delays on the boards, most commuters don't think about what is going on behind the scenes.
I recently spent a Friday morning in the control room at Victoria Tube station. When I was there it didn't take long before the Victoria Line went down due to a fire alert - sparking major disruption. It was just after As crowds begin to build on the platforms, staff had to initiate crowd control and emergency measures - known as a congestion control and emergency plan CCEP.
Image caption Crowds quickly build up when access to the Tube station needs to be restricted It is like a massive game of Tetris, where the people in the crowd are the pieces. To the uninitiated, like myself, it is a panic-inducing sight with monitors showing hundreds of people crammed on the platforms.
The outside gates to Victoria Tube station are shut to hold back the crowds from the busy train station. Then the ticket gates on the concourse are also shut. Image caption Victoria station has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment But as this is happening, some of the staff get abuse from commuters and the British Transport Police end up being called.
The priority is to keep commuters safe.
Victoria Tube station has recently undergone a huge refurbishment to create more space within the station. Another thing staff will try to keep crowds down, is to re-route commuters to new tunnels. Image copyright TfL Image caption The Victoria, Circle and District lines flow through Victoria station This requires a longer walk but it means the crowds can be kept moving.
After the rush hour, the controller bought doughnuts for the whole team. A sense of gratitude to the staff for coping with a hectic, yet not unusual, rush hour. So, the next time you're being held at a gate, think about those workers inside the station and why they're doing it.
It is because they are thinking about the many and not the few.Jun 22, · Watch video · To say that Londoners rely on the tube would be an understatement. It is the lifeblood of the city, carrying billion passengers a year, roughly equivalent to . Nov 19, · London Underground, better known as the Tube, has 11 lines covering km and serving stations.
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