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Getting around in London by tube

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Ahh, The Tube. If you live in London and you don't have a chauffeur driven car, a wage that can pay for billions of taxis or an expense account as long as my arm, you're likely to find yourself clattering along on this thing at some point. It is the fasted and most efficient way to get around ... Read review

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Community Level 5PrincessGem

PrincessGem

Excuse me sir, did you shower today?

Advantageswhen it works, it's fast and efficient

Disadvantagesdelays, crashes, clammy, stuffy and smelly.

"Ahh, The Tube. If you live in London and you don't have a chauffeur driven car, a wage that can pay for billions of taxis or an expense account as long as my arm, you're likely to find yourself clattering along on this thing at some point. It is the fasted and most efficient way to get around London. Most of the time. The tube runs a very comprehensive service throughout Central London, and then spiders out to the suburbs and even into neighbouring ..." Read review
09.04.2004

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Guide to the Tube

Advantagesquick and easy, fun.

Disadvantagescan be delays, weird station names, can get crowded.

"...have as much chance of getting a chocolate bar from the platform vending machines OR as your change back as winning the Lotto. It isn’t advised to eat strong smelling foods on the tube, as you will stink the carriage out! Toilets: There are no underground toilets. Some of the bigger stations have toilets and most of them are clean due to you having to pay a small sum, say 20 pence to use the facilities. Accessibility: If you have accessibility ..." Read review
31.05.2004

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Community Level 5CherryBlos...

CherryBlossom

I could have been famous

AdvantagesQuick and convenient way of travelling through London

DisadvantagesThe trains are often dirty and can get very hot and are jam packed during peak hours

"...and have a chance of getting on the next arriving train, the platform edge can quickly become dangerously close. Why do people have to push like that? Have they no sense at all? Having a position at the front doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a place on the next train though. Oh no. Whether or not you’ll actually get on it will depend largely upon where on the platform you’re positioned and whether or not the carriage doors will ..." Read review
26.07.2002

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Community Level 9LostWitness

LostWitness

UNDER PRESSURE, UNDER LONDON, UNDER GROUND

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DisadvantagesSee review

"...you may ever see so getting drunk is not an option. Don’t be nervous though – millions of people travel on the Tube every day without any problems. ** There is a general etiquette to follow when travelling by Tube which makes life a little easier. When walking along corridors it is expected that passengers stick to the left-hand side – this ensures an even flow of traffic either way. When on escalators, you are requested to stick ..." Read review
04.08.2001

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Community Level 5fromthedar...

fromthedarkside

Number 1 Transport For London

AdvantagesFast, Cheap, Easy, Efficent,

DisadvantagesBusy Times, Can cause problems in the summer due to high temperatures or too much people,

"...thing to a car is getting around London in a tube a.k.a The London Underground!! I usually travel around London in the tube or sometimes using the railway. Which ever one both services are absolutely great. OK, let me start the opinion. I do not want to talk ages about my life. --~What is the tube?~-- The tube is basically a system of transport which runs throughout the outskirts of London. The tube consists of trains which travel to most ..." Read review
01.07.2001

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