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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. Advertisements

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…how the tube connects the people

February 22, 2011


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 (copy)righteous ones

February 18, 2011


Think of your homework. So you’ve Googled a point, you’ve taken the best-fitting answers to the question you are faced with from the websites that you’ve found. You’ve probably referenced them, because it’s that sort of an essay. But did you ask the writers’ permission to use their information?

McGuinness on…weekend closures and ‘progress’ of engineering work

February 8, 2011


Work on the Waterloo and City line on Sunday night left dust across the entire network – all two stations –┬ácausing travel disruption for a couple of hours on the Monday rush hour. I personally wasn’t caught up in it, choosing to slum it on the Northern line. But along with signal problems on the […]

McGuinness on…take a walk on the wild side

February 3, 2011


I’ve been following a thread on District Dave’s forum and I’m growing increasingly concerned that we may be trying to live underground, or may be scared of what lies above.

McGuinness on…how the Olympics will change East London

January 27, 2011


While all the debate in the headlines may be about the stadium, let’s take a moment to reflect on the benefits to the area, if there are any.