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Tube staff might get special seats that make them look busy

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Matilda Egere-Cooper

After last year's mass ticket window shutdown, it looks like TfL have a few more radical plans in the pipelines. In a new report by TfL designer Nigel Scard, tube bosses are exploring the idea of installing new staff-only seats in stations to make sure they look like they mean business – and give their little leggies a rest. 

The special seats would be 'raised height, sit-stand, bar stool'-style so commuters can approach them without assuming they're off-duty, and include features like a table top for mobile devices. But never hot beverages. Hell no. According to the report, the 'table top will slope to a sufficient degree that coffee cups cannot be placed upon it' (although it doesn't mention other types of glasses/mugs/beakers). There goes the tea round...

In more transport news, TfL is taking over suburban train services in south London.

And did you know that number of tube accidents are rising because people aren't minding the gap? 

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