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The rush hour on the Tube is unbelievable. Just as you think no one else can fit on, a large lady and her husband push on, and into the middle. You get up close and personal. The walls are rounded so tall people bend over so they fit and won't get caught in the doors. You hope your stop is not going to be on the other side of the car you are on.

ukmari says:

OH, I wish you could try Tokyo's rush hour's as well!

2nd Jun 2007, 07:07

Sprocket says:

the tube is not designed to be a pleasant experience for anyone under 5'6" or taller than 5'10"

2nd Jun 2007, 07:20

Dhamaka says:

this shot really gives an idea of how crushed it feels

2nd Jun 2007, 07:34

nige says:

perfectly explained too. that guy looks like Jack from LOST.

2nd Jun 2007, 11:19

Jigalong says:

Talk about being packed in tighter than sardines in a tin can. They must be a friendly lot over there:)

2nd Jun 2007, 12:40

swamprose says:

UKmari, that's right. I need a trip to Tokyo.

and of course, that was Kiefer Sutherland right there, just saying hi to another canadian right there on the London tube. you were there, nige, didn't he say hello?

2nd Jun 2007, 12:46

Viv says:

that is a great picture

2nd Jun 2007, 12:59

nige says:

i think he was on your side, next to the friendly tall chap by the door who was talking about the tube being the ultimate in London intimacy :)

2nd Jun 2007, 13:00

swamprose says:

the Tall Friendly Chap was very sweet, and we were squished right up against the door together. I liked rush hour. Londoners carefully stare anywhere but at each other, except in rush hour, where it gets downright friendly.

I told Jack you liked his show.

2nd Jun 2007, 13:06

nige says:

hahaha! i've just realised you think i mean Jack Bauer from 24. i actually meant Jack the Doctor from LOST. you know, the show where the plane crashes on the island?

2nd Jun 2007, 13:14

swamprose says:

sorry, Nige, you're right. Jack from Lost was NOT there. There's only one real Jack in my life. :)

2nd Jun 2007, 13:34

FilbertFox says:

I am not keen on the underground at any time of day, but rush hour makes me nervous. I am not claustrophobic but i don't like crowds and i have a keen sense of smell, so body odours, bad breath, stale fag smoke etc make me fell queasy, and perfumes and aftershaves bring on a mild asthmas attack. But apart form that!!!

3rd Jun 2007, 16:03

swamprose says:

FF, if I had to use the tube at rush hour every day, I probably would not look forward to it all. But for me, it was all new and different. I liked the London tube. Londoners seem very aloof, but it was not like that at all on my rush hour ride. More like Lost, everyone abandoned on an island where survival was really really important. or until your stop.

3rd Jun 2007, 17:18

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