There’s a difference of £291,000 for the average family home, depending on which end of the Central line you buy.
The Central line runs from Epping, in Essex, in the north-east to Ealing Broadway and West Ruislip in the west.
The Tube from Epping takes less than 40 minutes to reach Liverpool Street and homes within a kilometre of the station in this Essex location cost, on average, £582,327.
For those taking the Central line to Tottenham Court Road, buying a home in walking distance of West Ruislip would cost almost £200,000 less than buying in Epping, while commuting 10 minutes less each way.
At the other end of the southwesterly branch of the Central line is Ealing Broadway, a busy transport hub linking the Central line with the District line and London Overground. Yet the average cost of buying a home near this well-connected suburb in Zone 3 is significantly higher, at £873,389.