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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Newspapers on the London Underground

Does leaving papers behind count as litter?

The new round of
tube safety posters tell us not to leave litter behind. Station announcements are also constantly made telling us to hold onto our belongings and not leave litter. So what's the deal with newspapers then? Whenever I get onto the Waterloo and City line at Waterloo in the morning the carriage looks as though newspaper vendors were having a bun fight in there. Yesterday morning, the DLR at Bank (pictured below) was the same.

I had always thought that leaving papers behind was actually doing a service to your fellow paper-less commuters. Specially in the case of Metro as it's a freebie. Not quite so sure about this now.

Papers in DLR train at Bank station


Note how the lovely clean seats bear the imprints of the many thousand backs and bums sitting on them. Nice!


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