Write A Travel Etiquette Poem For TfL Travel Better Competition

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Write A Travel Etiquette Poem For TfL Travel Better Competition

travel betterEver 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.

See also:

Tube Etiquette Posters, In The Words Of The Great Poets

11 Trivial Things What Make Londoners Really Angry

Last Updated 16 February 2015