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    Hi, i need to travel on the tube tomorrow as part of my journey and it'll be the first time i've been on it so i just wanted to check with some Londoners that i'm planning to go the right way! :rolleyes:

    I need to go from Euston to Victoria Station. According to the map, it's 4 stops along the Victoria line. Is that right? :confused:

    Thanks
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    http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/use...T2?language=en
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    yes.
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    Thank you!
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    Aww, a few more stops the other way, and you'll be in my neck of the woods!
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    Make sure you get on the right way.
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    Is it..er..clear which direction you're going in? Like will it say Brixton on the tube (is it tube? or tram/train? lol) or is it expected that people know in which dircetion they want to be going? Will there be people around i can ask?
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    Correct!
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    Gosh, it's so weird meeting someone who hasn't been on the tube before! There is usually a map on the wall with your stop at the top and the stops it goes to below it on a line, but some have more complex maps. Not sure about Euston though, but been to Victoria and it was fairly easy
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    they have loads of maps everywhere, it's very hard to get lost!
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    (Original post by mockel)
    Aww, a few more stops the other way, and you'll be in my neck of the woods!
    which is where, oh mockel?
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    I'm going on the tube for the first time tomorrow too!
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    (Original post by Juno)
    I'm going on the tube for the first time tomorrow too!
    if you dont want to faint in disgust, make sure you dont cough into some (white) tissue after spending a day on the tube
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    Ahh a London Underground newbie eh?

    Get off at Euston and follow signs for underground.

    Buy a ticket - Now you may need to get your savings out to pay for your ticket Zone 1 ticket or a travelcard. Try and use the automatic gates, watch what other people do then do the same. Follow the signs for the light blue line (Had to explain this to another person who'd never used the underground before), When you follow these, make sure you look for the Southbound platform of the light blue line.

    Wait on the platform for a few minutes and depending on how bad the crumbling system is, your train should pull up to the platform soon enough (give yourself the whole afternoon in case there are delays). The front of the train and the platform indicator should read Brixton. Remember to let the passengers off the train first, as soon as the doorway is clear - its every man/woman for himself to get a seat. Most Londoners tend to spot target one just before the train stops and that is their aim.

    Beware - if a seat is left empty by everybody else, there's probably a good reason for it. Check on the seat and below it and to the side. Will there be a tramp sitting next to you, is there vomit or any other unpleasantness on the seat? If not, take it and sit on it. You are now riding the London Underground. Do not smoke, Do not smile, Do not listen to your ipod loudly, Do not talk to other passengers or even look at other passengers - a glance is okay, anything more than a split second is asking for trouble. Adverts are fair game though, some of them are quite funny or bring a book/newspaper.

    If you have to stand, beware of being in somebodie's armpits if you're short and besides you haven't got that long to go but it will still be hot, crowded and uncomfortable.

    Remember to watch out for Victoria - its not hard to miss, the name will be all along the station wall, it would be announced and most people would leave the train at this station. Follow the signs for WAY OUT. If you do miss it and end up in Brixton, do not panic - it is very likely you won't be attacked. simply wait on the platform for the train to return in the opposite direction.

    But remember, by the time you make your return journey, prices would have gone up again and you may need to take out a loan just to get back...
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    (Original post by Mrs Rickman)
    Is it..er..clear which direction you're going in? Like will it say Brixton on the tube (is it tube? or tram/train? lol) or is it expected that people know in which dircetion they want to be going? Will there be people around i can ask?
    Basically, for you, it's southbound and northbound. South is towards the river and beyond and northbound is, well, it's pretty self explanatory. Just note which direction you're going in. You obviously want southbound going and northbound returning.
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    going on the tube is fun, its very simple and there are lots of signs, maps and people everywhere so you wont get lost.
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    Oh God I looooove the tube, what a way to travel! No traffic to worry about, just glorious underground tunnels of fun. Probably not fun if you suffer from claustrophobia or something though...or fear of being deep underground - some lines are quite deep, like the Jubilee line.
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    Ooooh, I'm scared now :s:
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Ooooh, I'm scared now :s:
    when you go, notice how far underground the escalators take you from the station, thats when you realise just how 'underground' LU is
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    which is where, oh mockel?
    Walthamstow =)

    (Walthamstow Central being one of the terminals on the Victoria Line)
 
 
 
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