Farewell, competitive commuting: TfL paints zones where tube doors open

Farewell, competitive commuting: TfL paints zones where tube doors open

Transport for London trials green paint to indicate where to board in bid to ease congestion – but has provoked the ire of some combative passengers

Seasoned London Underground commuters have complained green platform markings indicating where carriage doors will open have ruined their “competitive advantage” at being first on trains.

The trial on the Victoria line at Kings Cross station is designed to reduce congestion by encouraging people to avoid green areas on the platform while waiting for passengers to depart the train.

20yrs of personal tube platform expertise and competitive commuting advantage rendered useless by some green paint. pic.twitter.com/d56ok8Kssg

My method usually involved studying the areas that had been excessively muddied from shoe soles. That knowledge now under threat.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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