Brace Yourselves! Holborn’s Standing-Only Escalator Trial Begins Next Week

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It’s happening people. The Underground as we know it is changing. TfL are seriously going to alter the lives of the commuters at Holborn Station for a whole six months. Starting on Monday, the ‘standing only’ escalator arrangement with begin.


Customers at Holborn station will be asked to stand on both sides of two ‘up’ escalators, in a plan to reduce congestion at the station. Reduce congestion it may well do, but it will also reduce our sense of autonomy. We’ll have to stand helplessly still, awkwardly side-by-side, like the left Twix and right Twix on a factory conveyor belt. It will be the most horrendous 30 seconds of a commuter’s journey. Thankfully, there will be one remaining regular escalator, where the old rules still apply.

Georgie Jones

Georgie Jones

After graduating, Georgie decided to drastically break the mould and moved to Clapham, where she quickly picked up an Australian accent. She loves bloody Marys, small plates and dogs and strives not to be a walking cliché - so goes running instead.