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Ticket to ride? TfL reveals the tube stations where the barriers are being left open

Isabelle Aron

If you've ever 'accidentally' not tapped in your Oyster card because the barriers just happened to be open, you're not the only one. New data from TfL shows that 20 Underground stations have left the ticket barriers open for a total of 25 percent of the time so far this year. The top ten list includes Kew Gardens, Harrow & Wealdstone, High Barnet and Bromley-by-Bow, which is the worst offender, leaving its barriers open for more than 60 percent of the time over one four-week period. Passengers who don't fancy shelling out for their tube journeys are making the most of this blasé approach and TfL estimates that it is losing £61.47 million every year because of fare evasion.

Here's the full top ten list:  


High Barnet

Harrow & Wealdstone

Kew Gardens

High Barnet


North Wembley


Chalfont & Latimer

Sudbury Town

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