As of April 25th Oyster Card journey information has remained online for much longer than previously.
This enables me to do silly things like this – a look at max, min and average journey times on the way to work compared to the Tube timetable.
Mondays and Thursdays seem to be the worst days for getting to work on time.
My tubes have been an average of 6 minutes 25 seconds late arriving at Farringdon each day (allowing for 1 minute from arrival to touch out time). If delays continue at that rate and I worked every week day in the year – obviously I don’t – that would be over a day of delays.
So I have spent an extra 3hrs and 51 minutes on the Tube in the morning since the 25th April than timetabled. On 5 of those days the tube was delayed for more than 15 minutes so I could have claimed my fair back – though I only claimed for 2 of them. If they had an API for Oyster data I would set up alerts! An one-click online claim should be added, it’s 2012!