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Travelling light, smelling alright

April 1, 2011

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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.

Nice day for a beach party

March 23, 2011

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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

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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…the ‘M25 of railway’

March 10, 2011

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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.

McGuinness on…a quick round-up of the week, tube-wise

February 27, 2011

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I’d like to test the waters to see whether, if I can manage it, a quick round-up of a week’s activity on the tube might be worthwhile and/or useful. So here goes.

McGuinness on…how the tube connects the people

February 22, 2011

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From the busiest airport in Europe to a land known to most drunks as the most hilarious abuse of the poetic licence afforded to town namers, from the world famous film studios in the West to the forest where Dick Turpin camped out in the East, the underground truly connects the people.

McGuinness on…the greatest fear for the tube

February 17, 2011

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Drowning. Underwater, underground. Sort of like the unfortunate souls in the bowels of the Titanic and other ill-fated ships. That was the worst-case scenario I’d envisaged by the time I decided to disembark and get the bus home instead this afternoon during rush hour.