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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Banana peel hazards at Waterloo tube station

Passing through Waterloo tube station yesterday my eye was drawn to this hazard just in front of the doors on the platform.

I'm not sure if it was a casually discarded hazzard by some lazy idiot, or a cunning plan by London Underground to encourage people to stand away from the doors and let passengers off first.

Talking of which, wouldn't it be great to have some sort of
ED-209 type voice barking at people to stand away from the doors when a movement sensor detects someone is standing right in front of them. You have 5 seconds to comply!




Impressively, most people seemed to notice the banana peel and step over it. Well, I say impressive, in a way, slightly disapointing that my camera didn't end up with a more amusing, if potentially harmful photo.

Incidentally, the reason I was passing through the station was to get to a lecture at UCL with analysis charts showing how passenger numbers fluctuated during the Olympics. More about that later this week.


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