Sarah Harding has taken the London Underground train for the first time in years.

The Girls Aloud singer is forbidden to get behind the wheel for six months after receiving a ban last week for pleading guilty to using her mobile phone while driving on April 4.

The 'Something New' hitmaker has taken the driving ban seriously, opting instead to navigate around London using the complex tube network for the first time since making it big with British girl band.

Sarah braved the stares of her fellow commuters to take the Northern Line, sharing a candid snapshot of herself on the train, which was pulling into the platform at Angel station.

In a humorous post on her Twitter page, she tweeted: ''Sod the traffic!''

During her Highbury Magistrate Court hearing, Sarah's lawyer Nick Freeman lamented that the star wouldn't be able to get around without the use of her car because she would be plagued by fans.

District Judge Nina Tempia scathingly replied: ''Mr. Freeman is asking the court to deal with you as opposed to a normal person but you are a normal person as far as the court is concerned.''

However, Sarah, 31, seemed to be enjoying the novelty of getting the Tube to perform her duties as an armed forced charity ambassador for Haig Housing Trust's campaign Coming Home.