This is officially the best tube line

A survey reveals which London Underground line is rated best…

YouGov has asked London’s Tube riders what they think of the capital’s nerve system. Coming out on top is the east-west running Jubilee line. 1651 adults in London, were asked ‘Generally speaking do you like or dislike each of the following lines?’. They then chose from the options: generally like generally dislike neither like nor dislike don’t know not applicable From these scores, a net ranking was made for thirteen lines.

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An American writer took the Tube for the first time and fell in love

Here is an American view of London Underground, courtesy of http://www.independent.co.uk…

Dennis Green likes the London Underground. He really, really likes it. He likes it so much he wrote an article about how London is a “transportation paradise” compared to his current home of New York.

Source: An American writer took the Tube for the first time and fell in love

‘Please offer me a seat’ badges launched on London transport network | DisabledGo News and Blog

A new badge specially designed to make travelling easier for people who find it difficult to stand has been officially launched by Transport for London today. The blue ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badge is available to disabled passengers and those with hidden conditions, illnesses and injuries, to help them find a seat on public transport. The badge, and accompanying card have been created following requests from customers who can struggle to get a seat as their need is not immediately obvious. A six week trial with 1,200 people was held in autumn last year to test the new badge and card. More than 72 per cent of journeys were found to be easier as a result of the badge, and 98 per cent of people taking part in the trial said they would recommend it to somebody who needed it. The free badge and card is now available through the TfL website – http://www.tfl.gov.uk/accessibility The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “These blue badges will make a real difference to passengers who need a seat but just haven’t felt

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A London Underground worker has been sacked for helping a pregnant colleague who was being assaulted | EvolvePolitics.com

This story from EvolvePolitics is distressing in multiple ways – the initial situation, the absolute refusal of London Underground bosses in the face of all evidence to the contrary to consider the possibility that they might have got things wrong, and the fact they have twice in this one case sided against their own staff and with a misbehaving passenger. So much for their much trumpeted “zero tolerance for violence towards our staff” line…

Bosses at London underground have upheld the sacking of a tube worker for defending a pregnant colleague who was pushed in the stomach by a fare-dodger.

Source: A London Underground worker has been sacked for helping a pregnant colleague who was being assaulted | EvolvePolitics.com