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Old June 16th, 2011, 02:37 AM   #2201
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Why do people walk on the right in a place where driving and train running is on the left?
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Old June 16th, 2011, 12:26 PM   #2202
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The Highway code has 'walk on right' (when going along a road with no pavements), so it's not massively strange.

Perhaps it is done so that the stream of people standing aren't blocking the adverts - given most escalator pairs are travel on the left-hand one. However, I think it's probably dates back to before the tube and something like those going slowly up stairs would use the handrail on their right, whereas those going quickly would use their left hand or no hands to hold the handrail, due to carrying something.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #2203
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For why we stand on the right on escalators see:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co....cle6883065.ece
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Why do people walk on the right in a place where driving and train running is on the left?
I don't think those things are related.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #2207
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I don't think those things are related.
I don't know if they are or not but I do believe that which side of the escalator people stand on and which side of the road they drive on are.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #2208
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I don't know if they are or not but I do believe that which side of the escalator people stand on and which side of the road they drive on are.
The Tube's corridors have defined rules like road traffic, I don't know what criteria they use.
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The Highway code has 'walk on right' (when going along a road with no pavements), so it's not massively strange.
The reason the highway code has a walk on the right rule on a road with no pavements is because it is much safer, as a pedestrian to walk FACING traffic rather than walking on the left with the traffic behind you.
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The reason the highway code has a walk on the right rule on a road with no pavements is because it is much safer, as a pedestrian to walk FACING traffic rather than walking on the left with the traffic behind you.
OK, that makes sense.
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After watching a few videos, it's quite a good game. You can see they made an effort to look realistic.
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London Transport Museum plans 1938 Tube train ride

A 73-year-old train is to be driven along two Tube lines in west London on Sunday to give people the opportunity to travel in its Art Deco carriages. The red vehicle was brought into service on the underground in 1938 and was used by passengers for 50 years.

It will take three separate two-hour journeys from High Street Kensington to Heathrow Airport on the District and Piccadilly Lines during the day.

The train is now owned by the London Transport Museum. Initially it will travel from Northfields at 0910 BST, arriving at Earl's Court on the Piccadilly Line. Then it will cross to the District Line, a manoeuvre which is not usually carried out by services carrying passengers. After this it will head up to High Street Kensington, then back to Acton Town on the District Line.

The final stretch will be from Acton Town to Heathrow Airport and then back to Northfields at approximately 1100 BST. The journey, organised to coincide with Father's Day, will then be repeated twice during Sunday afternoon.
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