London Tube: Guest Post
A Quick Guide to London Underground Rail Network or “London Tube”
“London Underground Rail Network or the London Tube is the most integral part of the inhabitants of UK. The route serves 12 tube lines and goes to and from the Central London.”
On a daily basis, there are thousands of people using the London Underground Rail Network or London Tube to find their destination in and around Central London. And this is the reason; it’s the most widely used transportation facility in the capital. However, many of the new folks or the first time visitors find it bothersome to use this transportation facility. So, to aid those folks, we’ve brought up this quick guide to help them navigate through London Tube with all the information in their hand.
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Let’s start with the post to share the full-fledged London Underground Information along with some practical tips…
About London Tube
When it comes to point the best public transport in London, Underground trains hit the chart remarkably with its wonderful connectivity. Also known as Tube among Londoners, these are the comprehensive transport networks provide thousands of journeys daily. With Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and an interconnected local network of rail, the Greater London is served by 12 tube lines.
These underground trains generally run between 5am in the morning to midnight and commute the travellers from Monday to Saturday. Sundays have the fewer operating hours. As per the new announcement, from 12 September 2015, Saturday, this tube facility will be active for 24 hours on Friday and Saturday nights. For further details or timing, check the official website.
Tubes Fares and Zones
London tube or London’s Underground Rail Network is divided into nine different travel zones. The first zone is the central zones and rest of the 6 to 9 zones are on the outer part of the capital.
Since cash pay is very expensive, it’s better to use the travel card, Visitor Oyster Card, Oyster card or contactless payment card to save on your journeys.
Paying the cash fare for an adult’s single journey in zone 1 will cost £4.80 where the same pay through contactless payment card or oyster card will make you pay only £2.30.
If your contactless payment card is issued out of the UK, double check specific bank changes or the transaction fees. There are oodles of attractive discount offers for elderly travellers, children and students.
Some valuable tips for London Tube Travelers:
*For the best possible journey, please avoid visiting during peak hours (weekdays, 7-9am and 5.30-7pm)
*To find the correct destination, look the front of the train
*While using escalators, stand on the right side and walk on the left
*Before you board, allow other passengers to exit first
*Offer your seat to someone else who needs it more than you do like- elderly travelers, pregnant ladies, small kids, unwell or differently able people
*To ensure you’re not blocking the doorways for other boarding passengers, stand away from the door
*While waiting for your train, stand behind the yellow line
*Please mind the gap!
For even more detailed information, read more at ‘Transport for London’.
Author Bio: I’m Lana Marshall works for Space Apart Hotel, travel writer by profession and lover of world cultures, languages, souls, food, oceans, wild spaces and urban places by nature.
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