Most people think young ‘uns like us (read people who attend university) sit around all day eating at McDonald’s, getting wasted at a pub or engaging in otherwise useless shenanigans. They would be correct! Continue reading
Lets face it: commuting in London isn’t a piece of cake: severe delays, annoying crowd and lack of oxygen on the Piccadilly line stations are just a few thing we have to deal with every single day. But, there is an upside to all that: seeing peculiar Londoners everyday.
Network Rail, the firm behind Britain’s railways, yesterday announced that it paid out bonuses of nearly £60m to workers last year, almost half of its maximum payout. The bonuses came despite the fact that the railway operator has been fined more than £53m in the past year for missing punctuality targets by significant margins. The news got us here at Transporting London thinking, and we did some digging into just how late trains in Britain really are. The results might surprise you. Continue reading
We gathered here some of the best thoughts of the day from tube stations from all over London. Continue reading
These are the worst of the worst spots to avoid by car, taxi or bus. If you go on these roads expect to stay on the for quite some time. Check them out here…
This author was bombarded with emails from the Transport for London (TfL) comms team regarding a massive scale national rail strike to be held on the 25th and 26th of May.
“It is our members battling to keep Britain moving around the clock and they deserve a fair share from Network Rail for their incredible efforts,” says Mick Cash
The London underground network handles nearly 2.8 billion passengers a year but the share of the burden isn’t divided equally. The top 5 busiest stations handle over 400 million or 14.2% of those passengers. Here is who they are and why they see so much more passengers…
It’s nothing huge, to be honest. We took some data from the Transport of London and created a data flower… Looks great, even if it sounds a bit weird.
I’m not a betting person. But if I was, I’d definitely be looking at the odds in the Heathrow v Gatwick story. Unless you’ve spent the past year under a rock (yeah!) you know everyone is talking about their problems against a third runway at Heathrow, a second runway at Gatwick or nothing at all (ergo, we’ve all been wasting our times!)
Nonetheless, people are putting money behind this great war of the airports. My spidey senses started tickling and I’ve tried to put together some numbers. This author does not favour any particular odds and advises caution.