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WW2 film shows London commuters during the Blitz
WW2 film shows London commuters during the Blitz

WW2 film shows London commuters during the Blitz

How did London's commuters get to work during the blitz? A propaganda film from 1941 says, blitz? What blitz? Everything's normal down here.

Dec
10
2016
London Transport during the Blitz
London Transport during the Blitz

London Transport during the Blitz

A short blog post about this quite interesting propaganda film made just as the Blitz was starting, and how doughty Londoners carried on regardless. “Filmed after the start of the Blitz, ‘City Bound’ is an exploration of the daily commute

Nov
15
2012
How TfL is planning for the Olympics traffic deluge
How TfL is planning for the Olympics traffic deluge

How TfL is planning for the Olympics traffic deluge

Later this summer, the transport will/won't be thrown into chaos as unlimited hordes of people visit the city during the Olympics, and it is interesting to ponder how we will all cope with the dramatic changes.

Mar
07
2012
BBC Documentary about London Transport’s HQ Building
BBC Documentary about London Transport’s HQ Building

BBC Documentary about London Transport’s HQ Building

Been sent a note on Twitter that a documentary originally shown in 2009 about the design of London Transport’s famous Art Deco style headquarters building is back on the BBC’s iPlayer service. I have been

Jul
13
2011

London Moves Me

London is probably the only place where people will sit on stone flooring, outdoors on a cold night and watch silent movies about transport 100 years ago – was roughly how last night’s event in Trafalgar Square was introduced to

Oct
23
2009

London Transport Museum’s Open Weekend

Just a tip – if heading over to the periodic open weekend at the Acton Depot this weekend, you would be strongly advised to try and get tickets from the Covent Garden museum before heading over to Acton as the

Mar
06
2009

Shepherd’s Bush station moved – a lot

Go to the National Rail website – http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/SPB/details.html Then click on ‘Local Bus Map’ Then click on ‘Local Map’ Now zoom out. I wonder what zone that is in – or is it part of London Transport International? Hat tip

Aug
22
2008
New DLR trains at West India Quay
New DLR trains at West India Quay

New DLR trains at West India Quay

One of the new 3 carriage DLR trains has been shown off to the press (and nosy bloggers) today at West India Quay, so I wandered over to have a sniff around and take some photos. An arty photo of

Mar
13
2008

Hacking the Oyster Card

It seems that the RFID chip used in London Underground’s Oyster Card – supplied by former Philips subsidiary, NXP Semiconductor – has been hacked by researchers at the University of Virginia. The researchers were testing the claims in a report

Mar
10
2008