Tube map used to plot Londoners’ life expectancy

A version of the Tube map has been produced to show how life expectancy varies from station to station. The contrast it depicts between Tube stops is stark, with the variation in life expectancies of children born near stations only minutes apart being years different.

The map – called Lives on the Line – was created by University College London (UCL) researcher Dr James Cheshire and shows some startling results.  For example, it shows there is a 20-year difference in life expectancy between those born near Oxford Circus and others born close to some stations on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR).

Newborns around Star Lane are predicted to live, on average, for 75.3 years in contrast to 96.4 years for those near Oxford Circus. Via Tube map used to plot Londoners’ life expectancy.

You might also be interested to see London Underground’s Real Map

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