Beatles fans waste thousands of pounds a year travelling to the wrong Abbey Road station

Beatles fans waste thousands of pounds a year travelling to the wrong Abbey Road station

BEATLES fans waste thousands of pounds a year travelling to the wrong Abbey Road station.
Instead of going to St John’s Wood Tube station in north London they instead arrive at Abbey Road Doclands Light Railway (DLR) station in East London – a painful 10 miles away.
Not known, clear with picture desk The iconic album cover was taken in Abbey Road, St John’s Wood NOT in East London
A total of 1,171 journeys were made from Abbey Road DLR to St John’s Wood, on the Jubilee Line, in 2018, according to a Freedom of Information request by Telegraph Money.
It means that Beatlemaniacs have to travel for 40 minutes (by walking to West Ham tube and then taking the tube) to arrive at the correct station before they can find the iconic zebra crossing.
The photograph of the four Beatles members – Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison – was taken on August 8 1969 outside Abbey Road studios where the fab four had been recording their eleventh studio album.
It is estimated that the majority of these journeys is made by confused Beatles fans.
If each of these were adult single fares, then they would have spend almost £3,000 to get back to the right location.
Although, the real cost could be much higher as the numbers released by Transport for London (TFL) only cover those using an Oyster or contactless card.
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A sign to help lost fans was put up by TFL in 2013 to help direct them to the right location.
Last year workers dug up the famous zebra crossing while they resurfaced the road.
Fans flocked to the site to pick up pieces of rubble being left behind by the resurfacing works as the old paintwork was ripped up.
Music producer Nile Rodgers was among those seen taking snaps of the roadworks as diggers tore at the famous site.
Sir Paul McCartney cheered as he went over Abbey Road zebra crossing made famous by The Beatles

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