Go­ing un­der­ground...?

Lon­don­ers’ top tips for un­der­ground eti­quette

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - by Amita Joshi amita.joshi@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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%)

Photo: Dan Kit­wood/Getty Im­ages

Photo by Getty Im­ages

PEEVES: Over crowd­ing and ‘other com­muters’ are just two of the things that cause an­noy­ance on the un­der­ground

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