Holborn. Busy interchange station connecting the Central Line and the Piccadilly Line.
Five twenty on a Friday night.
The gate line is busy. The downward escalators are busy. The concourse at the bottom seems to have literally hundreds of people milling around.
Walk along the passageway towards the Eastbound Central Line Platform to catch a train to Liverpool Street. It takes a while. Everyone is walking with pigeon steps.
Walk down the steps. It's slow - I hear a train pull in and then away.
Onto the platform, turn right. Within seconds another train pulls in. Gird myself for the crush.
Doors open.. What? Less than half the seats are taken. Room for everyone to sit down. I must be hallucinating, or the train only started at Marble Arch. One of the two.