Travelling light, smelling alright

April 1, 2011


Most of the underground network gets very sweaty and very uncomfortable, moreso than just the seating arrangements, in the summertime. And I am embarking on a plan to reduce its affect on me where possible. Advertisements

Nice day for a beach party

March 23, 2011


So instead of trekking to the coast I decided to go across London town, by hook and by crook, to get to where I was required. Standard. But I have a feeling that this summer may be the hottest ever experienced beneath the workings of our beautiful capital.

A stone’s throw from trouble

March 21, 2011


Last week Central Line trains found themselves under attack from stone-throwing ne’erdowells whose houses and hangouts back on to the tracks. I thought I’d check out the scene myself, but I didn’t have time so can only tell you a bit about the area.

McGuinness on…what a difference a day makes (on the tube)

March 16, 2011


Monday 14th March – Evening Standard reports that only one day in the previous year (May 11th) all the tubes ran on time, without problems, all day. Tuesday 15th March – Evening Standard doesn’t run any stories or letters or comments about the Tube at all.

McGuinness on…the ‘M25 of railway’

March 10, 2011


On Monday last week Boris Johnson (I need to come up with a nickname other than BoJo, so suggestions welcome below) announced that he was dead chuffed the East London line had finally been finished. Taken a while, but I guess it’s worth it.

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McGuinness on…the District Line, stay sublime

March 7, 2011


Oh District Line, my first memory Of travelling into the big city. No, cars and buses do not compare. I love that you’re always there To ferry me from A-to-B Alongside the C2C Out here in Essex, my home county.

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McGuinness on…the scenic view

March 3, 2011


Police yesterday cordoned off large areas of central London, most notably the road between Chancery Lane to Aldwych, including the Royal Courts of Justice, because of reported car bombs. It’s unclear whether it was a hoax or false evidence but, thankfully, there were no casualties. Except my journey home.

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