Wednesday, June 24, 2009

London Underground...aka The Tube

Looking for the best way to get around London. Look no further than The Tube. Buy a pre-paid pass, slap it on the pass reader, make your way through the gates and venture down into the underground train system. It's all very efficient and quick. Some trains we used were down several floors via escalators. I thought we were going to the dungeon.

An automated voice tells you which station stop is upcoming. She also tells you to "Mind The Gap". She doesn't just tell you once...she repeats it so often that you can't get it out of your head! Sort of like "It's a Small World" in Disneyland. What she means is...the station platform is not always at the same level as the train. Therefore, there is a small (and I do mean small) space or step down to the platform. So...Mind The Gap.

"Doors Closing" and "Doors Opening" as only the English can say.

And off it goes...good thing that wasn't our train.

Signage is wonderful. You always know which train you're looking for or just came off.

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