Passengers strip down to pants for No Trousers Tube Ride BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Hundreds of people have stripped off their trousers to take a half-naked trip on the London Underground. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/passengers-strip-down-to-pants-for-no-trousers-tube-ride-37706656.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37706651.ece/44196/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_438c6940-9acc-402a-9397-673b208a6c03_1 Email Hundreds of people have stripped off their trousers to take a half-naked trip on the London Underground. Crowds met outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square for the 10th annual No Trousers Tube Ride before heading underground where they boarded trains on different Tube lines across the capital. More than 100 people piled on to the Piccadilly Line, where they struggled to remove their trousers due to the large crowds. Regular Sunday passengers were left bewildered as men and women sat in their brightly-coloured underwear talking or reading, or … [Read more...] about Passengers strip down to pants for No Trousers Tube Ride
Hundreds of Londoners stripped off to celebrate the 10th annual “No Trousers Tube Ride” - and banish people’s January blues. Tom Hayes, one of the brave souls who journeyed in his pants on Sunday, estimated at least 500 people took part as they split into four groups. The capital’s No Trousers Tube Ride originates from the “No Pants Subway Ride”, which began as a small prank in New York in 2002 but has since spread to over 60 cities worldwide. In London on Sunday, it started at the National Gallery, with people arriving in full clothing before following the signal to strip off and take to the Tube stations. Mr Hayes, a former organiser of the event, told the Standard: “It’s basically an international day of silliness. January is a depressing, boring month. So what better way to have fun and make people laugh than go on the Tube in your pants? “It’s open to everyone – regardless of their age, gender or … [Read more...] about Londoners strip off to banish January blues in No Trousers Tube Ride
The tropical temperatures of London's tube lines are enough to make anyone want to strip off — but such behaviour is actually encouraged for one day a year in the capital. No Trousers On The Tube is back for 2019, celebrating its 10th anniversary of flashing flesh in London. From the budgie-smuggler ban to a boozy after party, here's everything to know about the eccentric event. What is No Trousers On The Tube? It’s pretty self-explanatory — Londoners strip down to their underwear and ride the tube. This year, it starts in front of the National Gallery, with those taking part urged to arrive in full clothing. They'll then be given the signal to part ways with their pants. Trouserless participants will split into groups and take to the trains, travelling around town before returning to the Chandos pub just off Trafalgar Square for an after-party. Last year hundreds of travellers decided to ditch their lower garments and ride the tube — many … [Read more...] about Here’s why people are riding the tube with no trousers this weekend
Hoards of Londoners are set to strip off and board the London Underground half-naked as part of No Trousers on the Tube Day which is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Sixty-six people have already pledged to attend the annual event on January 13, with almost 200 more interested on Facebook. Hundreds of half-naked travellers joined the stunt last year, with many braving the cold to sport brightly coloured underwear. The event kicks off in front of the National Gallery at 2.30pm, before those take part split into groups and take to the Tube. Teams will then jump aboard trains and travel around town before returning to The Chandos pub in Trafalgar Square for an after-party. Participants are asked to “avoid thongs/budgie-smugglers/anything see-through though, as we aim to amuse, not offend, fellow Underground users.” The event is part of the worldwide No Pants Subway Ride, which began in New York in 2002 and has since spread to over 60 cities around … [Read more...] about No Trousers On The Tube Ride to return for 10th anniversary
New York City is a place where attitude and strong opinions are in the DNA. New Yorkers might not agree on much, but there is one thing on which millions of them do agree: the subway is a mess. Trains are packed, breakdowns and delays are routine, some say it's gone off the rails. After an actual derailment last year injured more than 40 people, the governor declared a state of emergency. When it first opened more than a century ago, the New York City subway was considered a feat of American engineering, now it's another example of the country's ailing infrastructure. Luckily, there's a man with a plan, an Englishman in New York who proposes the city's largest infrastructure expenditure since the 1950s. More on that in a moment. First, if you have never ridden the sprawling New York City subway, welcome aboard. When the trains are moving, there's no better way to get around New York City, than on the subway. These 400-ton behemoths crisscross the underbelly of the city, zipping … [Read more...] about Why has the New York City subway gone off the rails?