Transport for London (TfL) has teamed up with Danone Waters UK & Ireland Ltd to hand out free bottles of evian natural mineral water to customers, to emphasise the advice to carry water while travelling on the Tube.
Danone has provided London Underground with 250,000 bottles of evian water, which will be given out for free from today at some of the busiest Tube stations in support of TfL’s ongoing Carry Water and Travel Better London campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of how passengers can help to reduce delays and improve the environment for themselves and fellow travellers by making small changes to their travel habits.
The activity marks the second summer in a three-year partnership between evian and TfL in which water will be distributed across the Tube network. As well as gifting water to thirsty commuters, evian has also opened its first UK pop up shop in Piccadilly Circus Underground station, which will be open until the end of August.
The evian water giveaway supports London Underground’s ongoing efforts to cool the network. A number of measures have been introduced through a Cooling the Tube programme including air conditioned trains on the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith and City and District Lines, upgraded station ventilation and portable fans installed in ticket and concourse areas.
TfL gives the following advice to customers travelling on the Tube in the summer months:
- Carry water with you;
- Don’t board a train or bus if you feel unwell;
- If you feel unwell please get off at the next stop and seek help from our staff as help can be more easily obtained on a platform.
Bottles of evian natural mineral water will be given out for free at the following Underground stations:
· Kings Cross, 15 July
· Stockwell, 20 July
· Westminster, 20 & 28 July
· Canada Water, 23 & 28 July
· Stratford, 5 August
· Paddington, 11 August
· Canary Wharf, 25 August