DISCOVER LONDON

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PART 1

If you want to see London, you may travel by tube or by bus.
London’s underground railway is familiarly called the Tube and it’s the quickest and most convenient way to travel around the capital and its suburbs. It consists of ten lines and has got 273 stations, which are indicated by the London Transport symbol you can see here.
If you decide to travel by tube, first look at the underground map to choose the train you must take. There are always large maps of the whole underground system in every station, but you can also easily obtain a leaflet. Then look at the list of the fares. Fares are different depending on the length of the journey and you must buy your ticket before travelling. Also remember that you will pay reduced fares if you are under 15! After that go to the platform and make sure you are waiting on the correct one. Check the indicator board with the different destinations on the platform and on the front of the trains.

What are double-deckers and single-deckers?

Double deckers are buses with two decks: the bottom deck and the top deck.
Single deckers are buses with one deck only.

What happens when you get on a double-decker?

When you get on a double-decker you wait for the conductor, he will come and take you fore

Are fares always the same on double-deckers?

On double –deckers fares are different depending on the length of the journey.

What happens when you get on a single-decker?

When you get on a single-decker you must put money in the box near the driver.

What must you do before getting on any bus?

Before getting on any bus you must check which one you must take.

What can you do with a special travelcard?

A travelcard is an economical and easy way to travel around London and you can use any London buses and the underground either for one day or for one week.

How can you travel around London?

If you want to travel around London you can catch a tube or a bus.

What is the tube?

The tube is the London’s underground railway.

How many lines and stations has it got?

It has ten lines and 273 stations.

Why must you always use an underground map?

Before travelling by underground you must look to the underground map and choose the train you must take.

Are underground fares always the same?

Fares aren’t the same, for young people under 15 the ticket is less.

Where can you check if you are waiting for the right train?

Before getting on any underground train you must check the indicator board with the different destination and the front of the train.

PART 2

If you want to travel by bus, remember there are two different kinds of bus in London: double-deckers and single-deckers.
Double-deckers have got two decks: the bottom deck and the top deck, and they have usually got a driver and a conductor. You get on the bus, sit down and wait for the conductor: he will come and take your fare.
On double-deckers fares are different depending on the length of the journey.
Single-deckers have got one deck only, and there are no conductors on them. When you get on the bus you must put your money in the box near the driver and he will give you your ticket.
Remember that on single-deckers the cost of the fares is always the same.
Before getting on any bus, check which one you must take. This depends both on your starting point and on your destination. A “Visitors’ Bus Wheel” may be of great help to you!
If you don’t want to waste your time queuing up for tickets, why don’t you buy a “ Travelcard”? With this special ticket you can use any London buses and underground either for one day or for one week: a very economical and easy way to get around London, isn’t it?

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