Monday, 5 November 2007

Public Service Announcement for Londoners

Contrary to popular belief...

...They Don't Work.

11 comments:

China Blue said...

Hahaha. I once had some eeedyat woman on the train yell at me to push the button. Naturally, my response was just to stand there, glare at her, and let them open by themselves. Fool.

London-Lass said...

I think these are the same people who attempt to board a train that's been announced as "Defective, please stand clear, the train will be passing through the platform to the sidings, do not attempt to board."

Jo said...

china - haha, I love that story. Bet the woman felt like a right tit. A bit like the woman who told me the Met line train I was getting on at Baker Street 'terminates here'. Pardon? said I. "It stops here." Yes, I know, (and thank god because there's a brick wall ahead). I soon informed her that I'm sure the driver intends to walk from the front of the train to the back and drive it to Watford again. Amateur.

londonlass - Ooooopsy, see above :D

Stiletto said...

people are stupid, that's just the way it is =P

londongirl said...

But the real question is why bother having the buttons there if they don't work?

London-Lass said...

Londongirl : can only talk about the Central Line stock here (not sure if the same applies re. the other trains) but those buttons, plus the armrests, plus the fire extinguishers all disappeared/had their uses taken from them shortly after the new rolling stock was put in to action. There are rumours that the stock plumped for for the Central Line was the cheapest/poorest of quality hence why we've so quickly ended up with these `empty husks' (as opposed to the fully fitted out/fully functional trains they used to be and, I guess, were meant to be).

AFC 30K said...

The joy of not having to brave the tube network everyday.

Nearly, very nearly I would have had to do the Jubilee line to Canary Wharf.....

Hannah said...

I quite love people who misjudge the amount of time they have to get in the doors and end up stuck! Tee hee.

I'm a bad person.

Will said...

My sister claims to have seen a man get his head stuck in the door. After his fellow passengers managed to get him free, he turned, thanked them and said, "That's the second time that's happened this week!"

Unbelievable.

Steph said...

lol, i'd be one of the stoopid ones pushing that fucker and swearing at it cos it's not working.

Anne said...

They do work - we just turn them off because they increase dwell time because of all the munters closing them themselves and it screws it up for everybody else.

On the ends of the line like Epping or whatever, we used to put them in passenger operation in the winter so that customers could close the doors after themselves to keep the warmth in.

 

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