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The Tube

The tube is the fastest, easiest and most tightly-packed way to get from zone to zone. It has over 270 stations and 400 kilometres of track, of which about 55% is above ground. Recently, over one billion passenger journeys were recorded in a year. Rush-hour means time to get up close and personal with your fellow travellers. However, at any other time of day it’s a pretty easy ride. Some lines are faster than others and there are always upgrades and improvements being made across the network, so delays and reroutes are common.

How to use The Tube

Make sure you buy a ticket as you will get fined £20 if you don’t have one. Remember, even if you can get in at one station without a ticket, you’ll need one at the other end. Once you’ve bought your ticket, you’ll need to put it through the machine to

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get through the barriers. If you’re just starting your journey, the ticket will come through and you’ll need to pull it from the top of the machine for the barriers to open. If you’ve got a single or return ticket and are at the end of your journey, the machine will retain the card and the barriers will open automatically. All travelcards will be fed back to you to use again. Oyster cards have to be touched on the reader at the start and end of your journey. The Underground services usually run from around 4.30am to 1am (with shorter services on weekends). Each station should list their first and last train times for the day.

Moving to London; A Practical Companion for Irish People  

A helpful, practical and comprehensive guide to Moving to London for Irish people. Published by the London Irish Centre in May 2012.

Moving to London; A Practical Companion for Irish People  

A helpful, practical and comprehensive guide to Moving to London for Irish people. Published by the London Irish Centre in May 2012.

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