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London Underground staff had a night tube practice run and threw soup everywhere

By Hayley Spencer

We'd be lying if we said we didn't have reservations about the arrival of the night tube. Mostly because of the vomit that will almost certainly be sloshing around the carriages by the time our morning commute rolls around. But the people at TfL are no fools – they know what they're in for and have even done a dress rehearsal to figure out how fast its staff can deal with alcohol-related 'accidents'. 

Last weekend, drivers, station staff and British Transport Police did the practice run during the small hours of Saturday and Sunday. And in lieu of any queasy drunk people, the staff threw open cans of vegetable soup over the carriage seats. The consistency, we imagine, was quite similar to the real stuff.

TfL's spokesperson didn't confirm the exact clean-up time, but at least we know everyone involved is suitably prepped for the this weekend's festivities.

Planning a big night out this weekend? Here's everything you need to know about the night tube.

Image: Doug/Flickr

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