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I've been using the London Underground ever since I started work when I was 17 (18 years!!!!) and I have to say I hate it, along with other 50 million (a bit of an exaggeration!) who use it every day its something that I have to use to get to work but its a nighmare.
Tourists love it!! Why, because they don't have to use it every day, day in and day out.
First of all there's the ever increasing rises in fares. I have an annual travel card on my Oyster ticket which is (fortunately) paid for up front by my firm but a year its costing me to travel to Central London £1,400 and for the service that I get its not worth it!!
I travel on two lines every day to get to work, the Central Line which is the main line that travels from the East from Epping/Hainault in Zone 6 to West Ruislip/Ealing Broadway in the West. On a good day I can get to work/home in 40 mins door to door, on a bad day (like the other week), it can take up to 2 hours!!!
The other line I use is the District Line, which starts at Upmister in the East and finishes at Richmond/Wimbledon in the West, but this is the better of the two lines!
Like the thousands of other commuters who have to use the underground every day if it wasn't there we'd all be stuck. It gets London moving and if it didn't then there would be chaos.
The worst line of the underground has to be the Northern Line, nicknamed "The Misery Line" because it always has delays and there is always something wrong with it.
On the upside the prices of tickets for families and children are quite good. Up to 2 children can travel with a full paying adult on the weekends or off peak for just £1 which is excellent value. A typical adult travel card zones 1-6 is £6.30!
Overall the London Underground is something that nearly all Londoners use everyday as part of their daily lives and commute. Its may get you from A to B, but not necessarily C!
I am another tube user. Like you, it drives me mad, but I have to admit it's quicker than the bus to get to work, so until I can afford taxis, have no choice! Have never understood why the Northern Line is never working properly. Luckily, I don't have to use it very often. Melony
blueboy57 07.02.2006 16:24
LIZKEMPO 07.02.2006 15:48
I used to travel by underground all the time but since the price increase i use the bus as much as possible LizzieX
The third part of the popular ‘World of Subways’ series puts you in the ... more
driver's cab on the iconic Circle Line of the London Underground. Authorised by an act of Parliament in 1853 the Circle Line became the world's first underground railway and the genesis of the entire London Underground network.With 35 beautifully recreated stations and both above and below ground sections this is an opportunity to take control of the world famous C Stock tube trains as you follow a detailed timetable and a myriad of custom missions. Visit such landmark destinations as Baker Street - home of Sherlock Holmes Euston and Victoria stations pass under Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament at Westminster and drop off passengers at the fashionable High Street Kensington! The entire Circle Line can be explored including the new Hammersmith extension.With over 74 million journeys every year the Circle Line provides the ultimate subway experience. See the light at the end of the tunnel with one of the most immersive and realistic rail simulations ever created!Features: More than 54 km of tracks Original virtual reproductions of 35 stations Highly detailed model of the C Stock Train 3D-Cockpit with rotatable camera Free movement in the train and at stations Realistic AI traffic Dynamic passengers on the platform Superb graphics reflective headlights realistic light effects at night time True to original driving noises and sounds Realistic announcements recorded