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TFL’s French WiFi

So, Transport for London appears to be routing WiFi traffic out to *France* on some underground stations.
 
I was passing through Marble Arch the other day and Swarm was picking me up as about 8K from L’Arc de Triomphe in France
 
and Bond Street showed me as in the neighbourhood of Sevres (11K from L’Arc de Triomphe)
 
Since I was underground, the only method of geolocation was the WiFi endpoint, meaning the traffic was going through to France. But *why* ?
Public Transport

London’s Ghost Stations: Mapped | Londonist

abandonedstations

A really interesting map of all of London’s abandoned and partly-abandoned stations. Some of which I knew about (Mill Hill East for example), others, like Highbury + Islington, which I use daily to get to work, I didn’t know had a different surface building at one point.

Source: London’s Ghost Stations: Mapped | Londonist

Public Transport

Taking the Same Train Each Day…

When you take the same train each day, you notice things….

  • The person with the crazy hair
  • The person who reeks of BO or has a flatulence problem…
  • The person who always never has time to do her make-up and spends the journey doing her face
  • The person who always wears winter gear even in summer. Or summer gear in winter
  • The person always sleeping with their feet on the opposite-facing seats
  • The person who always brings a FULL-SIZED BIKE onto the train
  • The person who brings a smelly McDonalds/Burger King meal onto the train.
  • The person who has an open can of Red Bull (can’t they f**king change the smell on that thing?)