A London Underground passenger has shared his bafflement at a common feature in suburban Tube stations by asking 'Who the f**k even uses them?' The travelling man was awaiting his ride when he popped into a waiting room and filmed a TikTok to show off what might seem a bizarre feature for people who've never been to Zone 5.
He wrote: "Bro who the f**k even uses these waiting rooms at Underground stations?" The answer is of course people who don't want to get wet or cold while waiting for their train. They seem to be particularly common on the Northern line with waiting rooms at High Barnet, Woodside Park, and Finchley Road stations.
People in the comments also had an answer for the man. One wrote: "Bro was complaining about the rain whilst sat in one." Responding to the man's question, another added: "You apparently." One more person even joked: "My nan."
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A waiting room could make a big difference at the further out stations where waiting times tend to be higher. At the end of the Metropolitan line in Amersham, the wait times are the longest between trains.
Despite not actually being underground, this Tube station can see waiting times of 20 minutes between trains. Not great if there's a snow storm. Luckily with Amersham being the last stop on that section of the Metropolitan line, passengers may be able to warm up inside the carriage while they wait for their train to depart.
One line that doesn't need a waiting room is the Victoria line where passengers will have to wait less than two minutes during peak times on the service that runs from Brixton to Walthamstow. According to the TFL 700,000 people use the line each day - the line has 36 trains running on it - more than any other.
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