Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tube Tongues


Oliver O'Brien's London Tube Stats map is a fascinating analysis of traffic at all of London's Underground stations. Using the map you can view a wealth of data on the number of customers and journeys made from each station on the London Underground for different times and days of the week.

The London Tube Stats map also includes a spoken languages overlay, which allows you to view the second most spoken language (after English) of people living near each of the London Underground Stations. In most of East London you are most likely to hear Bengali spoken on the tube. In West London you are likely to hear Arabic and in much of Central London you might hear a lot of French speakers.

If you select individual stations on the map you can view a breakdown on the percentages of all the primary languages spoken in the area.
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