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From: Analysing the link between public transport use and airborne transmission: mobility and contagion in the London underground

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Correlation coefficients for four stations on the Central line. We analysed all Central line trips arriving and departing in a given station (Liverpool Street n=14723; Notting Hill Gate n=5058; Marble Arch n=4102; Stratford n=8426). Results show a peak configuration highlighting the fact that people take more time to traverse the stations during specific times of the day. The correlation coefficient between the time necessary to walk from the entrance of the station to the platform (and viceversa) and the maximum number of individuals in the station at a specific time (data provided by TfL on the number of people entering and leaving each stations every fifteen minutes) show that these times are strictly connected to the density in the station, meaning that more crowded is an area the longer it will take to traverse it. The walking times are multiplied by 5, 10 or 20 for display purposes

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