Northern Line 'Has Worst Behaved Passengers In London'

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Northern Line 'Has Worst Behaved Passengers In London'
Photo by Nick Richards via the Londonist Flickrpool

Passengers on the Northern line are the most badly behaved across London's tube network, statistics show.

In the last financial year, 2,316 incidents were logged across London Underground as being anti-social or criminal behaviour.

Of those, 389 took place on the badly behaved Northern Line.

The Standard reports 64 fights (including some in the morning rush hour); 52 problems caused by drunks or vagrants; and several reports of passengers vomiting (or otherwise 'soiling the carriage'), maliciously setting off the train alarm or scrapping with station staff.

The Misery Line by Mark T Simmons via the Londonist flickrpool

And there are particular hotspots for antisocial behaviour, according to the report.

There's something about Golders Green, Edgware and Kennington that make people particularly prone to acting abysmally.

But don't start feeling smug if you're not a Northern line commuter: it seems there's some pretty dodgy behaviour taking place on the Jubilee and Piccadilly lines.

London Bridge: a meeting of bad manners. Photo by taigatrommelchen via the Londonist flickrpool.

The Jubilee is London's second worst line, with a 350 reported incidents over the same period.

And the Piccadilly comes in third worst place in this rogues' gallery with 293 reported cases of antisocial behaviour.

Cross-checking this information against data on London's busiest tube lines seems to suggest more passengers means more people behaving badly: all three lines shamed in the report are among the busiest on the network.

Last Updated 05 September 2016