Beatles fans looking to visit the Abbey Road crossing have wasted thousands of pounds taking a long and winding road to the wrong station.
Rather than going to St John’s Wood Tube station, in north-west London, many Beatlemaniacs instead went to Abbey Road station in the city’s east.
A Freedom of Information request by Telegraph Money showed that 1,171 journeys were made from the Abbey Road station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to St John’s Wood on the Jubilee line in 2018. The majority of these are thought to have been lost Beatles fans.
Assuming these were all adult single fares, fans would have spent £2,959.40 to get back to the right location.
[Blogger’s note – I’m sure many more people go to the wrong Abbey Road than is stated here. I still can’t believe TFL called the new station Abbey Road. To go the correct Abbey Road, come on my London Beatles Walks :>) https://beatlesinlondon.com/