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There's a singing hologram at Holborn station trying to enforce the 'stand on the left' rule

Isabelle Aron

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TfL is now well into its controversial six-month standing-only escalator trial, which launched in April. But is anyone actually following the new rules? Apparently not. They've tried painting blue footprints on both sides of the escalators, putting up 'helpful' signs reminding people to 'keep standing', and they've even installed a creepy hologram at the bottom of the escalator, which politely asks commuters to follow the new rules.

But now they've brought out the big guns, in the form of a singing hologram. Yep, that aforementioned creepy hologram is now all singing and all dancing. Literally. In an attempt to keep unruly commuters in line, the hologram is blasting out renditions of 'I’m Still Standing', 'Stand By Me', and she's even changed the words from 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life' to 'Last Night Standing Saved My Life'. And that's not all, the electronic signs on the escalators now display standing-based puns, including 'put your foot down', 'take a stand' and 'united we stand'.

Unsurprisingly, the new singing hologram has had pretty much zero impact on commuters, aside from making them even more wound up about the whole thing:

Hopefully, bringing out a singing hologram means that TfL is now all out of ideas and this hellish experiment will soon be over.

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