Holborn Commuters Made To Stand On The Right AND The Left

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 34 months ago
Holborn Commuters Made To Stand On The Right AND The Left
Photo by Sean Batten in the Londonist Flickr pool

There were scenes of confusion and mass mutiny at Holborn tube station today, as two members of TfL staff wielding loudspeakers requested that commuters stand on the right AND ON THE LEFT of escalators.

The move — which flouts well-worn commuter convention — is part of a three-week experiment at the central London tube station, to work out whether, if people stand still on the moving staircases at peak times, they actually get out of the station quicker.

Teaching a commuter new tricks, however, is not easy, and reports from Twitter suggest not all is going according to plan:

We wish TfL good luck over the next 20 or so days.

Last Updated 25 November 2015

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