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TfL has launched a new 'please offer me a seat' badge

Isabelle Aron

Nobody really wants to stand up on the tube and rub sweaty shoulders with fellow commuters, but some folks actually need to sit down. And no, being hungover doesn't count.

The 'baby on board' badges have been making things easier for pregnant women on the tube since 2005, but now TfL is trialling a new 'please offer me a seat badge' to help those who are less able to stand because of disabilities, injuries, illnesses and hidden conditions.

TfL will be trialling the scheme from September 12, distributing 1,000 badges to those in need, including James McNaught, who came up with the 'cancer on board' badges earlier this year. If the trial is successful, the 'please offer me a seat' badge will be made available more widely later this year.

In other tube news, there's a new tube map to show us how many steps there are between each station

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