Category: Public Transport

Post-Christmas Day holidays

Well, it’s the day after Boxing Day. The day where the majority of people who haven’t taken the interim days off on holiday, go back to work. There was definitely a run-down feeling on the train ride into work and the trains were running…

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…

London’s Ghost Stations: Mapped | Londonist

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…

Underground

Ah, the joys of travelling on the London Underground

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…

Commuter Frustration #3 – Spitting

This seems to be a norm these days, but it is still unhygenic and disgusting. I’d love to push the spitter’s face into their own spit and order them to lick up every drop of it…. But I’d probably be violating their “human rights”….

Commuter Frustration #2 – Bikes

People who bring full sized bikes onto trains. Tolerable on rail services, as some train stations are quite far out of towns, but on underground trains where every inch of space is a premium, and valuable, a bike is worth at least three spaces…….

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