"Tube Ettiquette & the like" Tube (Underground, Subway, Metro). Tip by jo104
Tube (Underground, Subway, Metro)., London: 422 reviews and 435 photos
1) Stand on the right of the escalators pass on the left
2) Don't talk or play your music loudly on the tube, people tend to keep their heads down or nose in a book or free paper such as metro (mornings) or in the afternoon london lite & the london paper
3)Give up your seat to pregnant women, elderly, those less fortunate or young children, these seating areas are usually designated but often a common courtesy long forgotten by most londoners.
4)Please let the passengers off the train first stand aside & wait for all people to disembark before getting on.
5) Rush hour can be a particularly hectic time of the day to travel so if you wish to avoid grumpy people & packed tubes travel after 9.30am its also cheaper
6) If you are using a paper ticket you need to slot this through the ticket barrier waving it in front of the automated reader will not open the barrier even if you do say open sesame!
7) In the wake of swine flu & common courtesy ensure you trap your germs in a handkerchief and you may wish to carry a bottle of antiseptic hand gel.
8) your mobile phone will only work when the tube is overground sounds obvious but a lot of people make a call then look suprised when they are cut off.
9) taking the bus if it is a new bus the stops will be displayed on an lcd screen ring the bell before the stop you wish to get off at or alternatively ask your driver to advise you when he gets to the stop.
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