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Tips for travelling in the heat on London Underground

26 June 2019

Passengers getting ill on trains increases around this time of the year due to high temperatures. London Underground has shared with us a list of things you can do to make your journey more comfortable.

Underground train passing through Euston Square

Below is a list of things you can do to help you and your fellow passengers to have a safe and comforatble journey on London Underground. 

  • Remove coats / jackets etc. when on the train.
  • Always carry a bottle of water with you.
  • Offer a seat to anyone who looks like they may need help.
  • Open the windows in the carriage end doors.
  • Try to avoid pulling the PEA (Passenger Emergency Alarm). If possible, alight the train at the next station and request help from staff or a Help Point.
  • If it is necessary to pull a PEA identify the carriage and the exact PEA that was operated – remember there are numerous PEA’s on a carriage and identifying the ones that have been operated to staff will reduce the delay.
  • Is it easier to walk if you are travelling one stop?
  • Do not be afraid to approach staff for help.
  • Do not travel if you feel unwell.
  • Ensure you have had something to eat or had a drink before travelling.


Heat warning London Underground