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What's the point there? They always open anyway.
What other things in life are pointless?
Unless you sprint across the road when it turns green, you're never going to make it across. That and bike riders seem to be immune to it.
because no cunt ever goes to check them and they just keep on sounding ruining my life.
Why would any car alarm be designed to go on for more than ten minutes? Surely there isn't a thief in the land who wouldn't be wrapped up in ten minutes.
Not sure what an average car thief's journey time is...probs over 10 minutes though.
They stop infrequent passengers from feeling trapped.
(/play Nancy Boy on demand)
The buttons used to be used, but more people were getting stuck in the doors during that time. It was considered dangerous – as people would try to leave the train late, try to open the doors and the doors would then close on them. So the edict was made from up high that the driver should be responsible for opening and closing the doors. But trains with doors are still made to give London Underground the option to change if needs be.
Sainsbury's may have a wonderful buy one get one free offer on gold or something but I'm still going to go to Asda because it's only a 2 minute walk away.
that don't open any faster despite the button on the inside
if you're SURE you want to close it, even though it doesn't contain data that you can edit, and re-opening it would only take a second anyway!
like you can in Berlin. Opening the door early and stepping nonchalantly off a still-moving train is a great way to impress girls while lightly spraining one or both ankles.
it's a load of GOLD observations
``Although also shown on the Tube map, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and London Overground are not part of the London Underground network.``
they're part of the National Rail network
but it doesn't change the fact that the overground isn't part of the underground and thus DOESN'T COUNT
you were wrong
it's a picture of the tube network and the DLR and the overground. You know this.
Just scan an item and your away.
Just shove your card in, chumps
In which case who knows WTF is going on
Has anyone ever had their ticket/oyster checked on the tube? I've never even seen it happen. And yet there's adverts everywhere about what 'ticket inspectors' look like. Maybe they're so good at blending in they just don't bother doing their jobs.
Maybe this needs its own thread? It is nearly hometime after all.
On tubes... not sure... maybe?
eg. fare dodgers.
Call in the Big Man.
Fare dodger provides false name and address.
Inspector can't verify details as you are underground (no phone signal, etc).
And got a criminal conviction for it. Suffice to say they were a total moron.
I have only once had my ticket (oyster card in this case) checked by a ticket inspector, on the above ground western section of the District Line at about 10:30pm, about two years ago. I hadn't touched my oyster card in as the barriers were open, and even then, just acting a little bit nonplussed meant they let me off a fine and just said "be more careful in future".
at Green Park on a semi regular basis. More often than you'd want to risk, anyway,
This morning, in fact.
During 18 months of spending 2hrs+ a day on the Northern + Piccadilly lines, 3-4 days a week
Never at peak times - normally ~6am when they can actually move down the train
if they're held at a station, due to the air-conditioning system or something. There's been a couple of occasions at Baker Street where I've had to actually press the "Open" button to get into the train.
the impression of self determining exit?