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Not in Service

When a tube train has the words NOT IN SERVICE on the front, you’re not supposed to get on it. That’s why I got on it. Come on, it stopped and opened its doors right in front of me. They

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Etiquette on the Circle Line

My first thought was that he was talking to someone else. If someone’s talking aloud on the tube, it’s more likely to be on a phone than to the person sitting next to them. But he was looking at me,

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Man on the Train

Step through the sliding doors and take a seat. Look round the tube carriage. See the cylinder full of tired people. They sit close enough to rub elbows, each inhabits the world they’ve built with their silent, distant gaze. They’ll

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