Reducing congestion at Holborn station

Peak bottleneck areas

Exit flows

Entry flows

Escalator used

during trial

2

Standing on the left

Around 112.5 people per minute could use the same escalator

Commuters

stand on both

sides

Commuters

stand on the

right

Bottleneck is reduced by 31.25 people per minute

Holborn escalators are 23.41m high,so many people don’t walk up the left-hand side, creating a bottleneck

1

Walking on the left

Escalator can theoretically accommodate 81.25 people per minute

Top of

escalator

Top of

escalator

As part of a trial to reduce congestion at Holborn station, TfL made escalator 7 standing only

Commuters

stand on both

sides

Bottleneck is reduced by 31.25 people per minute

2

Standing on the left

Around 112.5 people per minute could use the same escalator

Top of escalator

Commuters

stand on the

right

Peak bottleneck

areas

Exit flows

Entry flows

Escalator used

during trial

Holborn escalators are 23.41m high,so many people don’t walk up the left-hand side, creating a bottleneck

1

Walking on the left

Escalator can theoretically accommodate 81.25 people per minute

As part of a trial to reduce congestion at Holborn station, TfL made escalator 7 standing only

Top of escalator