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Londoners say Bank Tube station is capital's worst

  • 23 April 2013
  • From the section London
Bank Underground Station
Image caption Bank station opened in 1898 and is the deepest in central London

Londoners asked to rate the capital's Underground stops have nominated Bank station as the network's worst.

The station, which is linked with Monument Docklands Light Railway, is one of London's busiest, with 10 platforms and five Underground lines.

Acton Town and Oxford Circus were next in the list of least popular stops.

Canary Wharf, designed by Lord Foster, was voted Londoners' favourite stop, followed by Baker Street and London Bridge.

About 10% of the 1,168 adults polled disliked Bank station most.

The poll was conducted online by YouGov earlier this month.

YouGov's Laurence Janta-Lipinski said: "The fact that two-thirds of Londoners have a favourite Tube station, and six in 10 have a station they dislike most, shows how central the London Underground is to the daily lives of people living in the capital.

"While there isn't a great deal of consensus as to what is the best station, what's interesting is that Bank has come out clearly as the most disliked Tube station in London.

"I'll refrain from speculating on why Bank is so unpopular, but perhaps this poll will have Transport for London bosses asking how they can make it a more pleasant experience for customers."

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