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Find Out Which Tube Line Has The Wealthiest Commuters

Mind the (pay) gap.

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A survey by recruitment agency Randstad of 1,000 working Londoners found commuters on the Piccadilly and Northern lines are also among the wealthiest in the capital, with average earnings of £56,250 and £47,250 respectively.

With Bank a key stop on the Northern Line, you might think this would be the wealthiest Tube line. While twenty years ago the Square Mile was home to pretty much every financial institution in London, the wealth has now spread east to Canary Wharf and west to the West End. The Piccadilly line, though, runs right through Green Park and Piccadilly Circus – which has become prime private equity territory over the last thirty years. It's not all bad on the Northern Line though. Bank might have been voted the 'Most Disliked' Tube station in London – and Kennington might be haunted – but in terms of hard cash, the Northern Line is anything but The Misery Line.

Bull added: “Sub-surface commuters may luxuriate in spacious air-conditioned coaches, but when it comes to comparing pay-packets between the deep level lines and their subsurface equivalents, it’s a case of mind the gap."

(Photo: Alan Copson)

“While the deep level lines are known for their punishing journeys, overcrowding, and cramped conditions, the extra cash commuters are pocketing should help ease the pain.”

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