London News Roundup: Waterloo And City Is Least Sociable Tube Line

By Londonist Last edited 30 months ago
London News Roundup: Waterloo And City Is Least Sociable Tube Line
As this proves, the Waterloo and City line has no friends. Photo by Ron Fisher in the Londonist Flickr pool

Last Updated 07 August 2015

guidediane

The author took his trip on the Waterloo and City Line when there weren't many people about. If he would have travelled during the rush hour between Bank and Waterloo the theory about it being the least sociable line would have been confirmed. The platform fills with thrusting City types who are all determined to get a seat for the journey, even though it only takes 9 minutes so having to stand would hardly be a disaster! Everyone pushes their way on, no standing aside or giving up up seats for pregnant or elderly people. Enforces a stereotype of the City worker, trampling on everyone else to get to where they want to be.