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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.


Huge text wrapped around a tube train, etc

Some posters advertising -- or warning -- about the fares rise have been going up (like the fares) around the transport network over the past week or so.


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


How TfL is planning for the Olympics traffic deluge

Later this summer, the transport will/wont 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. There has been a


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 inside for a tour during


London’s first skyscraper gets listing upgrade

Once the tallest secular building in London, the London Transport’s iconic Art Deco headquarters building has had its protected status upgraded from Grade II to Grade I. Once considered a building that is “nationally important and of special interest”, the


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


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


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


MI5 wants access to your Oyster Card records

Records of journeys made by people using smart cards that allow 17 million Britons to travel by underground, bus and train with a single swipe at the ticket barrier are among a welter of private information held by the state


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


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