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Learn to be a better commuter with TfL’s ‘poetiquette’ lessons

Posted at 2:15 pm, September 30, 2013 in Fun London, Transport
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It’s time to talk about Tube etiquette. Sure, anarchy may sound cool, but seriously, it’s time to just follow the rules, people: stand on the right, move down the platform, let people off the train. TfL has been working on a massive ongoing programme to improve our commute, so as well as the trains, they’re also focussing on us passengers. Soon, you’ll start to notice posters plastered across the network, with short poems and awesome illustrations to remind us to keep our bad habits in check (they call it ‘poetiquette’). 

As part of the #TravelBetterLondon campaign, from today until Friday Oct 4, there will also be surprise performances from various London poets in high profile busking spots throughout different stations. Be sure to keep an eye out from 12-2pm and 6-8pm to catch performances throughout the week at stations including Embankment, Leicester Square, Liverpool Street, London Bridge and Waterloo. If you fancy yourself a bit of a wordsmith, then you can enter a 4-6 line poem about your journey into TfL’s competition, where the winning poem will be made into a new poetiquette poster and displayed in stations. Ally Swadling

For more info or to enter your poem go to travelbetterlondon.tumblr.com

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