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Oxford Circus tube station closes every three days because of overcrowding

Isabelle Aron

If you've got the option (and value your sanity) you'll avoid using Oxford Circus tube station at all hours, or at least at rush hour. Head there after work and it's guaranteed to be overcrowded, and it can feel like it's almost always temporarily closed. And now new TfL figures reveal that we're not imagining things. Data obtained through a freedom of information request shows that the station has been temporarily closed 113 times in the last year from November 2014 to October 2015, which amounts to an average of almost once every three days. The figure doesn't include times when entrances are closed and the station is exit-only, which we're guessing would have bumped up the numbers even more. And with Christmas shoppers coming out in full force, it's probably only going to get worse this month. Unless you're really committed and actually enjoy the whole Christmas shopping on Oxford Street 'experience', just do a bulk Amazon order and be done with it.

See what the stations of the future will look like.

And have you heard that staff at Holborn tube station have totally scrapped the stand on the right rule? 

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