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London Underground

AdvantagesConvenient method of transport, frequent trains, Easy to get around

DisadvantagesSignal Failures, Broken Trains and Heat!

"♣ The London Underground ♣ ----------------------------------------- Considering I travel on the London Underground at least 6 days a week, it seemed fitting that I came across this category to write under. On top of that, two years ago I spent two days raising money for St Helena Hospice by visiting all of the 275 stations on the network. By the way, if anyone ever feels the urge to do that, I would certainly recommend it as it is ..." Read review
24.04.2007

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Community Level 6bazzaolear...

bazzaoleary77

Down The Deep Dark Tunnel is a Dark ?????? Diamond review

AdvantagesQuick Easy and Frequent

DisadvantagesExpensive and Bad In The Heat

"The London Underground well I consider myself a bit of an expert on the system having worked there as a Control Room Operative based at Euston Station. Below I will give my experiences of the Underground from every angle I can think of and I hope this does not bore you to much lol. HISTORY OF THE UNDERGROUND -------------------------------------------------- This seems like a good point to start the review so you have a general understanding ..." Read review
08.02.2007

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Community Level 4Dan_ep

Dan_ep

Connecting the city... Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesGreat when it works

DisadvantagesAwful when it doesnt!

"...alternative modes of transport in London are limited. HISTORY London's underground network, AKA the 'Tube' is the oldest in the world. That said there are some spanking new parts too. The first part of the tube was opened on 10th Jaunary 1863. Called the 'Metropolitan Railway,' it ran between Paddington (which was then called Bishop's Road) and Farringdon. These services were run by steam trains, which must have been ghastly underground! The ..." Read review
16.06.2006

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Community Level 6teacherofh...

teacherofhooch

33 YEAR EXPERIENCE ON THE LONDON UNDERGROUND

AdvantagesIt gets you from A--------Z

DisadvantagesPeople

"...would we do without the London Underground? Yes, we all complain about how bad it is, but just stop and think – Is it really as bad as it appears? This review is not about prices or a history of stations or where they are or where they are going to. There is enough information for would be travelers to London from underground stations and the staff are generally very helpful. Yes they are! If you are traveling somewhere you can also telephone ..." Read review
04.09.2004

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Community Level 5FORCE6

FORCE6

Welcome to the Underground - Its not what you think Review with images

AdvantagesFast and reliable way In/Out of London

DisadvantagesExpensive at peak times

"...get into the centre of London much more quickly. The Underground is a cheap and fast alternative to using cars, or even buses. I have travelled on the trains since I was an infant, and over the years, it has both got better in some areas, but become more disruptive in terms of delays and repairs. === >> Fees/Prices ..." Read review
13.11.2010

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Community Level 5james564

james564

Take Your Oyster Card... and Shove It Up Your Ass Review with images

AdvantagesQuick, efficient

DisadvantagesDirty, Smelly, No Disability Features.

"The London Underground. ~History~ The LU was the first ever underground railway in the world. Its Metropolitan line was the first ever and it was constructed in 1868 and ran between Paddington and Farringdon on steam hauled trains. Since then the network has had an extra 12 lines constructed and all run off electric rails. ~Lines~ The Lines in alphabetical order are: ·Bakerloo -Harrow and Wealdstone - Elephant And Castle ·Central -West Ruilsip ..." Read review
25.04.2005

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A necessary evil

AdvantagesQuicker than walking and bus

DisadvantagesToo many to mention

"...in was boring and that London was where it was happening. I thought nothing of the fact that my 15 mile drive to work in Dorset took 15 minutes and decided that it would be fun to move to London. Unless you are an oil tycoon or the owner of Chelsea, the best way to get to a place of work in Central London is to take the Underground. Buses are subject to congestion, walking takes too long unless you live near a British Rail Station and cycling around ..." Read review
20.06.2004

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Community Level 2mkg87

mkg87

Better than nothing, right?

AdvantagesQuicker than the bus.

DisadvantagesToo expensive; isn't 24 hrs; unreliable

"...takes a hard knock, and London is the only one out of those four cities which suffers from an unreliable subway system (look at the respected New York Subway or the Paris Metro and it's enough to make any Londoner get the green eyes.) I know it's easy to knock the Tube, and I acknowledge the fact that it is a child of its (very early) time, and was just not built with the intention of its being used on a 24-hour continuous basis as in New York. Building ..." Read review
22.07.2006

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Community Level 3Jen599

Jen599

London Underground...

AdvantagesGets you where you need to go, trains fairly frequent

DisadvantagesPrice, people, etc!

"My personal expperiences with London Underground are fairly good. It is not a perfect service, the people tend to be nasty, and they keep raising the ticket price! BUT, without it, getting places would be a lot more difficult, and i suppose you get alot for the price, compared to trains to other places. Despite its problems, London Underground has a goodish service, or at least the only one available! THE TUBE LINES There are 10 main lines and ..." Read review
10.07.2005

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Community Level 3ts902

ts902

Girls Aloud's favorite form of transport...

AdvantagesQuickest way to travel across most of London, Oyster card generally makes travel easy

DisadvantagesVery overpriced, can get extremely crowded, hot in summer, generally impractical for disabled people/buggies

"...zones you travel through. Central London is mainly enclosed within zone 1, and beyond this are zones 2, through to 3, 4 , 5, 6, A, B, C and D. To see where you need to travel to and which line(s) you require, you can pick up a pocket tube map, free, from any tube station. There are also maps on display on platforms and in ticket halls. Navigating the tube is made very simple by the signs which are in place to help you find the correct platform. ..." Read review
28.02.2007

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Community Level 5leofluffy69

leofluffy69

MIND THE GAP...

Advantagesquick, links major attractions, regular service

Disadvantagessmelly, hot, crowded and unreliable

"...returned from a weekend in London and thought I should write this as I was fairly disappointed. I would imagine that for residents of London using the Underground on a regular basis this review will be off little help however for any tourists hoping to visit London in the near future this is a slight review warning you of my experience. ***LONDON UNDERGROUND*** As a teacher I have seen and taught a few lessons about transport and the underground ..." Read review
10.09.2007

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Community Level 3iainc

iainc

Underground, Overground, Penalty Fare

AdvantagesIt's quicker than the bus

DisadvantagesYou find out how veal feels

"London Underground is the oldest underground train network in the world. Like all great old British institutions it has lots of character. It is a fast and efficient method of getting around the capital city - sometimes. There are 253 miles of London Underground track, most of which run on various routes within Greater London's 32 square miles. The LU or the Tube, as we locals like to call it, was started in 1860, making parts of it 143 years old. ..." Read review
23.06.2003

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Community Level 6milleniumz...

milleniumzeus

Trains and milky white breasts.

AdvantagesRapid travel at affordable prices.

DisadvantagesFilthy, litter ridden, hot, cramped, claustrophobic.

"...is an op on the London Underground system. I don’t want you to rate or judge this on factual information I have just read the other op on the London underground and it covers all the factual and operating services of the underground. Its great. This op is more on the experience of actually using it. I have not used public transport in any form for over four years. However this morning I had an interview with a company in the centre of London and ..." Read review
23.10.2003

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Don't take your Oyster & shove it up your A**hole

AdvantagesGood coverage, quick journey times, good value for money.

DisadvantagesCan be over crowded and very warm.

"London Underground consists of 12 different colour coded lines (13 if you include the DLR - I haven't included it here as I have a separate review on that) Each line has its own rolling stock and Drivers specifically trained to drive on their own lines. At times the LU can be a very hot and crowded place, which can make journeys unpleasant at times. If you're new to using the LU it can be a very scary place to be. So I would recommend that you familiarise ..." Read review
06.09.2007

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Community Level 7costas1234

costas1234

London Underground

AdvantagesReliable connections around different parts of London

DisadvantagesPrices for customers might seem high, also the planned engineering works also cause disruptions

"==London Underground== The London Underground is where travellers from around London, use the tube to get to and from work and see different places. The service takes people around London I tended obviously to travel to work which was located in Bond Street London. Now if you know about London, Bond Street looks somewhat downmarket, although it does actually have good street pavements and a wide range of high class department shops as well as ..." Read review
08.05.2010

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