Upminster Bridge - Least Used District Line Station

  • Published on Apr 18, 2019
  • We're counting down the least used stations line by line on the London Underground, this time to the District and the wonder that is Upminster Bridge ... and the Ingrebourne River.
    You can download the Entry & Exit figures for all Tube Stations here: tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/underground-services-performance (although, it will obviously spoil the series for you if you look ahead at the figures!)
    Note: The Waterloo & City Line won't be done, as it's only two two stations and it's figures are ridiculously high, because the stations are Waterloo and Bank.
    There's scope though to do 'Least Used...' on the Overground, DLR and Trams.

Comments • 324

  • jess bates
    jess bates 15 days ago

    to be honest i am surprised that this is the least used considering that this is the main way people get to the sixth form college but still 1.1 mil is a pretty big number i guess

  • Leong Kum Fatt
    Leong Kum Fatt 19 days ago

    All the toilets,is this a joke?

  • Henrys Adventures
    Henrys Adventures Month ago

    It's a lovely station! Great for watching trains on the adjacent main line when the occasional steam train passes through!

  • Warren
    Warren Month ago +1

    @1:23 why is there a swastica on the floor?

    • JonesyYT
      JonesyYT 12 hours ago

      Warren it’s a reverse swastica I think it means like anti nazi but I’m not sure

  • Ryan Kwarteng
    Ryan Kwarteng 2 months ago +1

    2:03 the colour of the poles in the train are yellow. Idk why TfL couldn’t change the colour for the District and Metropolitan line (maybe Hammersmith & City line) poles. Nevertheless, they are using the same train as the Circle 🤔

  • sct353
    sct353 2 months ago

    Interesting. I live down the road. Where does West Kensington figure in the District Line usage stats? Whenever I have got off there, I've been the only one who has done so.

  • StasRyadinsky
    StasRyadinsky 3 months ago

    Used that station for my college back in the day and this video brought good memories. Also I've walked that tiny bridge many times but had no idea the station is called after that same bridge.

  • Ron Swanson
    Ron Swanson 4 months ago +1

    This is my local station. I use it pretty much every week. So weird seeing it in FLash-player. It is ALWAYS empty when you get there other than like one or two people, but thats because the trains are extremely frequent and it's almost at the end of the line.

  • Billy Shearer
    Billy Shearer 5 months ago

    I thought Kensington Olympia would be the least used station...

  • Squeakers
    Squeakers 5 months ago

    Even though in the area and it's nice to watch the video and get some information

  • doris the slug
    doris the slug 6 months ago +1

    Goodness gracious! Its been a long time since I've watched GeoffTech... and a long time since I went to London.

  • Zoe T
    Zoe T 6 months ago +3

    all 1.1 million are people going from havering sixth form back to newham

  • Zoe T
    Zoe T 6 months ago

    yay my old town

    [INSERT MEME HERE] ?! 6 months ago

    Canons Park, blackhorse road,goldhawk road and now Upminster bridge.

    [INSERT MEME HERE] ?! 6 months ago

    Has anybody else noticed that every single least used station so far are all the stations before the terminating station of the lines?

  • Shamir Khan
    Shamir Khan 6 months ago +2

    I miss the old district line 😐

  • Nicky Haugh
    Nicky Haugh 6 months ago +1

    Upminster Bridge is one of the best District Line stations, even if it's the least used station on the line itself!!!

  • Metrobestuurder Wouter
    Metrobestuurder Wouter 6 months ago +6

    Being a Rotterdam metro driver myself, I absolutely love your videos! Sure, we have our own hidden little secrets, we could make a list of least used stations, and we have our bit of history ourselves, but London is a different league 😅. Absolutely jealous of all background quirks over there! 😁

  • Andrew Thorne
    Andrew Thorne 6 months ago

    Hey Geoff, Have you ever thought of doing a most distant point series? Most distant point from a station where the nearest station is a tube line? Most distant point from a bus stop?

  • Introverted Adventure
    Introverted Adventure 6 months ago

    On a similar theme, I’m building my channel with new easy to follow adventures. Currently I’m in the process of adding the London Countryway Route. Please do take a look, and ‘Subscribe’, would be great if I could build my little channel further!

  • Hannah Allen
    Hannah Allen 6 months ago +1

    I live in Upminster but get off at Upminster Bridge to get on a less crowded bus 😂 I also get the district line the whole way to Whitechapel to avoid the crowded c2c 😂

  • TrainSpottingWest
    TrainSpottingWest 6 months ago

    Wow. I generally thought that at 2:02, that was your hand making that noise...

  • Trans Canada Phil
    Trans Canada Phil 6 months ago +5

    Geoff have you ever been asked by Michael Portillo to be part of the Great British Railway Journeys show? I think you guys should do a co-host series together! 😁✌️

  • Ratel.H Badger
    Ratel.H Badger 6 months ago

    1:40 Geoff confirmed for Superman

  • ItsVigo
    ItsVigo 6 months ago +1

    Purpletrain delayed till september 2020

  • Florence Gomer
    Florence Gomer 6 months ago +1

    I assume a video on the new Class 230 trains going into service will be forthcoming at some point?

  • Finn 2491
    Finn 2491 6 months ago

    Those banks do also exist at white city underground station for the central line. But I thought Kensington Olympia is the least used station on the district line

    • Dan Smith
      Dan Smith 6 months ago

      Norbiton Flyer thank you my fellow train spotter

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer 6 months ago +1

      The official stats say Upminster Bridge is the least used (fewest people) although Olympia has fewer trains. (stats for Olympia include Overground as they share a barrier line)

    • Dan Smith
      Dan Smith 6 months ago +1

      I think it used to be but you know Geoff an absolute expert

  • Cpr1234
    Cpr1234 6 months ago

    Next 3 in order I bet will be

    • Dan Smith
      Dan Smith 6 months ago

      Swap metropolitan and Piccadilly

  • Amine Alouat
    Amine Alouat 6 months ago

    The least used station on underground is Roading valley

  • evancortez2
    evancortez2 6 months ago +2

    So exactly why is there a reverse swastika on the floor?

    • Jared Bowhay-Pringle
      Jared Bowhay-Pringle 6 months ago

      It's not even a reverse one, but the station was built in 1934, so just before Hitler and Nazism were in the public conscience. Besides, it's rather fitting for the current political outlook of the borough.

  • Rohini kalamohan
    Rohini kalamohan 6 months ago +2

    Least used station of the underground is Roding Valley as Geoff said it in the secrets of the central line

  • Tube Mapper
    Tube Mapper 6 months ago +2

    Oooh a symmetry shot with that red bench and two trains either side, thanks Geoff!!!

    • Sasha Sapelkin-Tambling
      Sasha Sapelkin-Tambling 6 months ago

      Geoff Marshall hi Geoff a very important question what is your favorite train of all time?

    • Tube Mapper
      Tube Mapper 6 months ago

      I always appreciate your photography Geoff

    • Geoff Marshall
      Geoff Marshall  6 months ago +2

      i totally lucked out with that ...

  • Sivaparvathi Kari
    Sivaparvathi Kari 6 months ago +3

    I will ask someone to put Thameslink from brixton to walthamstow central

  • Lil Shame
    Lil Shame 6 months ago

    Bakerloo or Northern Line?

  • flickpad
    flickpad 6 months ago +1

    Yes Upminster Bridge has matrix displays, but they pretty-much never say anything other than NO SMOKING - especially West bound.

    • flickpad
      flickpad 6 months ago

      @Sasha Sapelkin-Tambling I never saw that, but I definitely approve. 😊

    • Sasha Sapelkin-Tambling
      Sasha Sapelkin-Tambling 6 months ago +1

      Actually in the summer they said keep hydrated and apply sun cream, what a cool addition am I right?

  • DisaidraGaming
    DisaidraGaming 6 months ago

    Is your channel logo intentionally in the middle of your video when the video is in full screen, or is my phone just having a seizure?

  • SomeDawidGuy
    SomeDawidGuy 6 months ago

    If this is the least used station on the line, why did you say it was a 'popular' commuter station on your Secrets of the District line video?

    • Max's Trainspotting
      Max's Trainspotting 4 months ago

      @Dan Smith Don't have one but I think Wimbledon as its a bit local and has national rail, trams and the tube so it is quite handy and it has a lot of passing trains

    • Dan Smith
      Dan Smith 6 months ago

      Max The Chiron favourite station?

    • Max's Trainspotting
      Max's Trainspotting 6 months ago +1

      Because a lot of people use the district line and it is the least used even though commuters go in there

  • Alex Thomson
    Alex Thomson 6 months ago

    Can you please do the least used station in Herefordshire

  • TehDragonGuy
    TehDragonGuy 6 months ago

    A least used station I've been to. Awesome!

    • TehDragonGuy
      TehDragonGuy 6 months ago

      @Dan Smith No idea, sorry.

    • Dan Smith
      Dan Smith 6 months ago

      We’re the toilets open when you went there?

    Oo_ELECTRO_oO 6 months ago +1

    Geoff I'm in London down from Leeds and I'm keeping an eye out for you 😁👍

    • Sofia Platini
      Sofia Platini 6 months ago

      Dan Smith jubilee and district as love when train is outside tunnel as different views

    • Dan Smith
      Dan Smith 6 months ago

      Sofia Platini favourite train?

    • Sofia Platini
      Sofia Platini 6 months ago

      Oo_ELECTRO_oO don’t blame you

  • zeus Rulez
    zeus Rulez 6 months ago

    I’m sad I missed him

  • WeeTiny
    WeeTiny 6 months ago

    1:24 swastika?!

  • stephenrgow
    stephenrgow 6 months ago

    0:46 "building a railway bridge and then naming the station after the railway"... is this a subtle reference to Barnes Bridge station which has precisely that origin?

    • Dan Smith
      Dan Smith 6 months ago


    • Dan Smith
      Dan Smith 6 months ago

      Thinking the same thing, love near that station always pondered about the name

  • Lee Bush
    Lee Bush 6 months ago

    uncanny. I was literally thinking the other day. what i need on my FLash-player feed is a video about a least used tube station. My phone can now read my mind. I feel inspired to search for other videos around the world for least used train stations.

  • Paul Tidd
    Paul Tidd 6 months ago +1

    Another great video, love the London Underground. I hope you managed to find a toilet to use?

  • Half Sanitized
    Half Sanitized 6 months ago

    Nice! I can’t wait to see the last one...I think I know what it is...but I won’t spoil

  • Elsie Ellis
    Elsie Ellis 6 months ago

    Glad to see the old bench seats are still there. They were green in my day, when I was travelling up and down to London, to work. Coming home, I crossed the road and went down Hornminster Glen, which was an unmade road then; climbed up and over the railway, which has long since had houses built on it, then into Frimley Avenue.

  • Achilleas Labrou
    Achilleas Labrou 6 months ago +6

    The station opened in 1934. Hitler's rise to power occurred the previous year. So the clockwise or counterclockwise Swastikas, the ancient symbols of auspiciousness and good luck hadn't yet fully stigmatized by its association with racism and antisemitism.
    But Upminister Bridge isn't the only case.
    The India House in Aldwych London near the London school of economics was built in 1930 and outside there are obvious symbols of clockwise Swastikas.
    Burlington House in London Piccadilly street features swastika shapes in its exterior stonework.
    The swastika-inspired design appears on the The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London
    BBC has a webpage with title: Walls, floors and rocks: England and its swastikas.

    • Achilleas Labrou
      Achilleas Labrou 6 months ago +1

      Ragtime Ragtime Thanks for the reply. I didn't know that.

    • Ragtime Ragtime
      Ragtime Ragtime 6 months ago +4

      And in Wembley, where I live, there is a big Indian population. Lots of them have swastikas painted in windows or doors. For them is still a sign of good luck.

  • JPaul C
    JPaul C 6 months ago +4

    They should name a local pub: "The Phonebox and Swastika"

    • Junk Bucket
      Junk Bucket 4 months ago +2

      According to Wikipedia the station was opened in 1934 and that design was popular in art deco at the time. Quite funny really

    • ChubbyChecker182
      ChubbyChecker182 6 months ago +2

      Or named the station that :) That swastika is so bizarre, Who What Why ???

  • Lime Soda
    Lime Soda 6 months ago

    Hey Geoff, could you make a video about tube stations with the biggest escalators?

    • Lime Soda
      Lime Soda 6 months ago +1

      Matthew Dunderdale cheers!! Actually found a video he made 😆😆

    • Matthew Dunderdale
      Matthew Dunderdale 6 months ago

      top of that list is angel...

  • Ian Ian
    Ian Ian 6 months ago

    Do you know that a new Tube maps as come out.?? Have a look at the dog Trust on twitter

    • Ian Ian
      Ian Ian 6 months ago

      Yes I think it is a great idea

    • Dan Smith
      Dan Smith 6 months ago

      yeah they look nice don’t they?

  • Peter Garlinski
    Peter Garlinski 6 months ago

    District line is still my favourite line. I suppose that's what happens when you grow up using it all the time!

    • John Huggins
      John Huggins 6 months ago

      My nearest station was Dagenham Heathway where I only lived half a mile away.Dagenham East was pretty close,but why not build a station between Dagenham East and Elm Park as they are quite a distance from each other,like Barking and East Ham.

  • Robert Ewalt
    Robert Ewalt 6 months ago +1

    The reverse swastica is a Buddhist symbol

  • theboyfromxtown
    theboyfromxtown 6 months ago

    In my day commuters travelling to London, would go back to Upminster to catch the fast train to Fenchurch. Sometimes we'd get caught by the Inspectors and made to pay the extra fare.

  • Leo Starrenburg
    Leo Starrenburg 6 months ago

    I had a brief but definite Dr. Who moment, felt a bit disappointed that there was no sound effect.

  • GodAtum
    GodAtum 6 months ago +1

    did you hold it in then?

  • David
    David 6 months ago

    Thanks Geoff, keep up this series. On to other things, now you are back, what of the announcement that the Purple - Cross -- Elizabeth Line now won't open until 2021 !!!! ????

  • JukeBox
    JukeBox 6 months ago +6

    Please do a video on the C2C cuz I live on that line so it would be interesting to see it from your perspective

    • JukeBox
      JukeBox 6 months ago

      D Tz yeah I now but it would be nice to see a dedicated video about it

    • Zoe T
      Zoe T 6 months ago

      JukeBox he did talk a lot about c2c in all the stations

  • hugge4141
    hugge4141 6 months ago

    Wasn’t Kensington Olympia the least used?

    • hugge4141
      hugge4141 6 months ago

      Oh ok! Thanks!

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer 6 months ago

      Upminster Bridge is least used (fewest passengers). Olympia is the least served (fewest Underground trains). Olympia's passenger figures include those using Overground and Southern, as they all use the same gateline.

  • Martin Ward
    Martin Ward 6 months ago

    As someone who has a bowel condition, why on earth would you have toilets and have them locked, that's bloody stupid!

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer 6 months ago

      Could be any number of reasons. Out of order? Vandalised? No staff? Misuse?