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TfL is rolling out the 'please offer me a seat' badges

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Matilda Egere-Cooper
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Remember when TfL trialled that 'please offer me a seat' badge last year? Good news: they've made it permanently available to those less able to stand on the tube because of disabilities, injuries or other hidden conditions. 

The free badge, which comes with a card, was piloted last September for six weeks after some customers said they struggled to get a seat if their need for it wasn't clear. 

But 72 percent of badge-testers said their journeys were easier during the 2016 trial, while 98 percent said they’d recommend it.

Our man Saadiq reckons it’ll make a real difference, just like the Baby on Board badge did for pregnant women when it launched in 2005. If you reckon you could use the shiny blue badge, you can now apply for one through the TfL website at www.tfl.gov.uk/accessibility.

In more commuter news, TfL is cutting the number of buses on Oxford Street by 40 percent (to cut down air pollution).

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