Tube map shows how many calories you can burn walking between stations

Jessica Morris
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Ditch the tube in favour of walking, jogging or cycling (Source: Getty)

One way commuters can beat the seemingly never ending stream of tube strikes is to walk, jog or cycle between stations - and now they can work out how many calories this will burn thanks to the below tube map.

Dr Wayne Osborne's research found that most inner-London tube stations are around two minutes apart by train, or generally around a 15 minutes walk away, and the latter can generally help people to burn around 60 calories.

However, fitness freaks can up and ante by choosing to jog (which burns an extra 10 to 12 calories per minute), or hopping on one of the capital's many Boris bikes (which burns an extra seven calories per minute).

"In the outer regions of the city, the tube makes a big difference to travel times. But it’s when you get deeper into the centre that the difference between getting the tube and walking or jogging, in terms of time, starts to significantly narrow," Osborne who produced the research with said.

"If you want an economical way to get in shape, and lower your risk of serious illness, then hopping off the tube one or two stops early and walking the rest of the way is a great way to keep fit and burn off some extra calories, and it isn’t going to bite that much more into your day than getting the tube normally would.

Longest legs

RankingLegMinutes Taken (walking)Calories burned (walking)Minutes taken (jogging)Calories burned (jogging)Minutes taken (cycling)Calories burned (cycling)
1stNorth Greenwich - Canning Town1084155464837259
2ndWembley Park - Finchley Road1003845060031217
3rdChesham - Chalfont and Latimer833194250424168
4thCanary Wharf - North Greenwich803074048034238
5thChalfont and Latimer - Chorleywood582232934816112
6thTheydon Bois - Epping562152833617119
7thDebden - Theydon Bois552112833618126
8thChorleywood - Rickmansworth522002631216112
9thDagenham East - Elm Park511962631215105
10thBoston Manor - Osterley511962631213

Shortest legs

PositionLegMinutes taken (walking)Calories burned (walking)Minutes taken (jogging)Calories burned (jogging)Minutes taken (cycling)Calories burned (cycling)
Joint 1stCharing Cross - Embankment28112642
Joint 1stAldgate East - Whitechapel28112321
3rdHolloway Road - Caledonian Road312224535
4thMansion House - Cannon Street415224214
Joint 5thGoldhawk Road - Shepherd's Bush Market519336321
Joint 5thCannon Street - Monument519336214
Joint 5thCovent Garden - Leicester Square519336214
Joint 5thLeicester Square - Piccadilly Circus519336535
Joint 9thMarylebone - Baker Street623336321
Joint 9thEmbankment - Waterloo623336856
Joint 9thHyde Park Corner - Knightsbridge623336321
Joint 9thFinsbury Park - Highbury and Islington6233361070

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