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World's Most Crowded Subways

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Prepare to jostle with millions of tourists and locals when you head underground in these big cities.

No. 11 London

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Annual Ridership: 1.23 billion

The oldest metro system in the world celebrated its 150th birthday in 2013. London’s 270-station system employs about 19,000 staffers; the busiest is Waterloo, where 57,000 riders enter during the three-hour morning peak each day, and 82 million people pass through annually. On the bright side, Waterloo also happens to be the Tube station with the most escalators (it has 23).

Source: Transport for London, 2012

World's Most Crowded Subways

No. 11 London

Annual Ridership: 1.23 billion

The oldest metro system in the world celebrated its 150th birthday in 2013. London’s 270-station system employs about 19,000 staffers; the busiest is Waterloo, where 57,000 riders enter during the three-hour morning peak each day, and 82 million people pass through annually. On the bright side, Waterloo also happens to be the Tube station with the most escalators (it has 23).

Source: Transport for London, 2012

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