It was recently revealed that the Northern Line is the dirtiest tube line, but it has now been confirmed that it is also the naughtiest. So, it’s a pleasant line by all accounts. Over a 12 month period, 2,316 incidents were reported across the entire tube network, with 389 of them occurring on the Northern Line.
Of those 389, 64 were fights (mostly between angry commuters), 52 were caused by drunks, and there were also several accounts of “soiling the carriage” (i.e. peeing and puking), setting off the train alarm and picking fights with station staff. What a lovely bunch of people we are, eh?
Apparently the hottest spots for misbehaving are Golders Green, Edgware and Kennington. But it’s not just the Northern Line that causes people to fool around. The Jubilee Line came in second on the naughty scale with 350 reported incidents, and the Piccadilly Line was third on the podium with 293.