TfL aren’t that bad, their rainbow buses fill London with pride

Transport for London, LGBT, politics, Bridie Pearson-Jones, Kettle Mag
Written by bridiepjones

Public transport is a ballache, thousands of commuters were disturbed by the Tube strike this week, and on Friday night even more were stranded at Paddington, one  of the biggest commuter stations in the country, when there were no trains for hours.

If you are travelling in London,  there is on way to cheer your journey up.

The rainbow bus launched earlier this year to celebrate LGBT+ pride. The bus – which runs the number 8 route from Tower Hamlets to Tottenham Court Road and goes past some of London’s most iconic sites . It will run until March next year, and marks the ten year anniversary of the establishment of Transport for London’s LGBT network group, OUTbound.

If you’re travelling between Canary Wharf and Stratford, the rainbow decorated DLR is in service too. The train wrap is sponsored by Barclays, and is part of a series of adverts which also features members of the public which have been nominated as Pride Heroes. 

The campaign has also been advertised on a black cab, driven by Ian Beetleston  since the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobian (IDAHOT) in May. 

TfL have been admirable supporters of LGBT+ rights in recent years, launching the first rainbow zebra crossing in the UK last year, as well as Pride-themed Oyster card wallets.

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