Some advice for passengers on London Underground. When the tube breaks down and the announcements are telling you to use alternative routes, in the vast majority of cases you are better off staying where you are and waiting for the problem to be fixed. It seems to be standard operating procedure in these cases that… Continue reading London Transport Advice
In the entrance hall to all tube stations you’ll find a notice board telling you how each line is currently running. It’s worth noting that when the sign says a line has “good service”, what they actually mean is that it has “the expected level of service”. It’s a subtle, but important, distinction.
My Amazon wish list took quite a battering (but in a good way) over christmas so I needed to find some new things to put on it. Luckily a shopping trip to buy presents for other people gave me plenty of inspiration. A new (ish – well I can’t remember seeing it before) Books etc… Continue reading Tube Books
Every Londoner has done it at some point. A packed tube pulls into the station, but the carriage that stops in front of you is surprisingly empty. But it’s early in the morning and you’re only half awake so instead of being suspicious you just get on. And just as the doors close, your nose… Continue reading Empty Tube Carriages
Originally seen on geeklife.co.uk.
This morning my tube was held up at Bond St for ten minutes and three carriages (including mine) were evacuated. All because someone left their bag behind when they got off the tube. Of course, London Underground’s method of investigating this was for the driver to wander up and carefully look into the bag. I… Continue reading Tube Holdups
I’m not sure what to make of this. I’m just throwing it out there as a data point. Everyday we get tube disruptions in London (just look at Stef’s tube map). Some days are better than others. Today was a really bad day. And I’m not talking about this afternoon when incompetent bombers shut down… Continue reading Tube Disruptions