Read my posts featuring London’s tube network, commonly known as the London Underground even though a good chunk of it is above ground.

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A steam train on the London Underground

This was a test run to see if it would be feasible to run one or more stream trains as part of the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. … Read the full post »


An unexpected consequence of opening up data

I blogged recently about the welcome moves being made to open up London’s transport data to wider use. A great example of what opening up data can produce is the map showing the locations of tube trains on the network in real time – available for free and produced thanks to the enthusiasm and civic-mindedness … Read the full post »


Glenda Jackson: Labour’s worst ever transport minister?

Current Secretary of Sate for Transport, Lord Adonis rightly gets praise from across the political spectrum. Although there’s by no means cross-party agreement on some transport issues (think Heathrow for a start), Adonis is generally respected even when he is disagreed with. Whilst he has an extremely strong claim to have been the best Labour … Read the full post »