Londoners’ top tips for underground etiquette
A new survey reveals commuters’ pet peeve on the London Underground is overcrowding in the carriages, even topping the price of rail tickets.
According to the findings, those regularly using the tube said the number one thing they disliked most when going from place to place is a packed carriage.
But this wasn’t all – travellers also admitted their most disliked habit was people not moving all the way down the carriage, even if there is room in the middle for more people.
The survey, carried out by Millennium Hotels and Resorts highlighted the plight commuters face on a daily basis.
Here are the top 5 pet peeves of travelling on the underground:
Overcrowding (37%) The cost of travel (26%) Hot temperatures (9%) Delays such as red lights and signal failures (8%) Other commuters (6%)
But what were the top 5 habits commuters despise? People who don’t move down the carriage (32%) People who play loud music (16%) People who eat food (15%) People who litter (12%) People who stand on the wrong side of the escalator (8%)
Adarsh Rangaswamy, director of digital marketing at Millennium Hotels and Resorts, said: “We commissioned this survey as part of our ongoing travel and tourism research.
“London can be a stressful place to get around, so for the sake of our guests’ experiences, we have an invested interest in these travel developments.”
And it doesn’t there.
For those wondering how exactly they should behave on the Tube, Londoners have offered up their top five tips on end being the perfect commuter and acing the etiquette when navigating around the city.
What are the top 5 tips in acing tube etiquette?
Letting passengers off the train before getting on (58%)
Giving up your seat for others (18%)
Moving down inside the carriage (12%)
Standing only on the right-hand side of the escalator (5%)
Avoiding eye-contact with fellow passengers (2%)
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PEEVES: Over crowding and ‘other commuters’ are just two of the things that cause annoyance on the underground