Ever had the pique about feet on the seat? Felt bitter over dropping of litter? Transport for London is urging passengers to get creative and write a travel etiquette poem as part of its latest Travel Better London campaign.
The passenger who pens the best poem will see their rhyme and a cartoon version of themselves in a special campaign poster on tubes and buses across the capital. See last year's winners here.
Poems should be 4-6 lines long and feature one of the bugbears below:
- litter left on the tube, bus, trains and in stations
- pulling the passenger alarm unnecessarily and passengers falling ill on trains
- holding the train doors open
- moving down the platform
- moving down inside to allow room for others
- putting feet on seats
- ensuring priority seats are offered to those who need them.
TfL says that last year there were 430 hours of delays as a result of passenger actions like these, and changing just a few of them can help make commuting a nicer experience for everyone.
The Travel Better London poetry competition runs from Monday 16 February until Sunday 1 March 2015. Visit www.tfl.gov.uk/writeapoem to enter.