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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tube Platform Etiquette on Trial

Sort of related to the earlier post about tourists knowing how to get in the way on the Tube, TfL are trialling "directional markings" on platforms designed to encourage passengers to let people off trains before they get on.

Tube Platform Etiquette Trials

So it's not just tourists that cause Tube commuting snarl-ups. You'd have thought it was common courtesy to let people get off before you get on, but it's a bugbear for a lot of commuters. From February 14th, platform floor markings will be installed on selected stations on the Jubilee Line, including Green Park, Waterloo, Westminster, Kilburn and London Bridge.

They'll be testing the reactions of four different styles of markings to see how they influence our behaviour when boarding trains, and the impact this will hopefully have on reducing delays.

So look out for the markings and let's hope they work. Also if you have your own ideas about what sort markings might help (two of the four in trial are pictured above), it'd be good to hear them.


Phill Price has a shot of the markings at Canary Wharf - thanks for letting me know!

Informational Diagrams

Here's one I took of the ones at Green Park

Green Park Platform Test

If anyone has a shot of the others please send them in.

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