Top Ten Tube Travel Tips

The unoffical guide to using the London Underground


Tip 03: Move along, there's plenty of room (1)

Top Tube Travel Tip three diagram, showing people standing on the tube but in the way of the doors

This tip follows on closely from Tip 2.

Once on the train, there is no need to stand in the doorway. If you entered a building, would you stand in front of the door? (Actually in London there are quite a few people who seem to enjoy doing this too...)

Move along, there's plenty of room for standing between the seats.

It's incredible the number of people who refuse to move further inside the carriage and cause people around them to have to cram in around the doors.

It's actually quite funny sometimes watching such groups reach their critical mass, at which point the stubborn "I'm not moving down the carriage" guy finally has to give in and move along in order to breathe.

More often than not, your journey will be more comfortable if you move away from the doors and stand in the aisle, if for no other reason than not having to have your nose shoved into the next passenger's armpit.

About Top Ten Tube Travel Tips

All too often using the London Underground Tube system proves to be a frustraighting experience, both for seasoned users and new users alike (ironically the frustraition of the seasoned users is usually caused by the new users and vice versa).

This website was created to let new users in on some of the unwritten rules of travelling by tube (and to gently remind any seasoned users who care to listen that these rules should still apply to them too)

Admittedly most of the tips seem like common sense, but then it would also seem that most tube users are lacking in this department. Hence the site, the tips, and the hope that you will pay heed to what is written here.

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