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During my brief stay in London, I have been tripped by the underpass on the corner of Marylebone Road and Baker Street which is completely pointless as you need to come up to enter into the station. Similarly, the underpass close to the Edgware Road Bakerloo station even has the Underground sign on it, but you can't get into the station from it.

Is there a guide of these unhelpful underpasses to avoid?

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    If you do not know how to use them, that does not mean they are pointless! – Nean Der Thal Oct 27 '17 at 2:20
  • Can you explain the meaning of the word 'tripped' ? I read it as being tripped/fallen to the ground. – davidb Oct 27 '17 at 9:33
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    I'm confused. Why are they unhelpful? Is your complaint that you need to enter&exit the station (thus need a ticket) while you only want to use the underpass to get to the other side of the road? – gerrit Oct 27 '17 at 9:36
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    It is quite clear from google streetview of the corner of Marylebone Road and Baker Street that the underground station is right beside the underpass ramp, exactly where the signs are. It clearly says "Baker Street Station" above each entrance. There are no underground signs at the other end of the underpass on the other side of the street. – Weather Vane Oct 27 '17 at 10:19
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    "You can't even see the station as you exit [the underpass at Edgware Road station]." That is why there is a helpful underground sign right on the corner, to show you where the station is. – Weather Vane Oct 27 '17 at 16:58
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Underpasses in London are not pointless. They are designed to allow you to cross to the other side of the road. While some also give you access to the London Underground, many do not, and that is not the point of them.

  • Did you intend to leave this as a comment? – choster Oct 27 '17 at 4:17
  • The underpasses mentioned have surface crossing over them. Noone was down there. Pointless. – chx Oct 27 '17 at 9:35
  • @chx a family with young children, or elderly people who move slowly, may prefer to use the underpass. – Weather Vane Oct 27 '17 at 12:56
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    @JanDoggen the question is at best is a poor comment, so the answer looks like a comment. – Nean Der Thal Oct 27 '17 at 13:15
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    I posted this answer in case the OP was genuinely confused about London underpasses. This can happen because they are commonly referred to as "subways", which does lead to confusion among people (e.g. North Americans) who assume that "subway" means underground mass transit. However as time goes on it becomes clearer that the question is just an extended complaint by someone who doesn't like the signage around a specific underpass. Probably the best option is to close the question. – DJClayworth Oct 27 '17 at 14:09

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