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A NYC subway ride to Coney Island in 1987

The New York Subway isn't like this anymore, but the sheer decrepitude and negligence of it in the 80s is always amazing to behold. This video shows a ride to Coney Island in 1987. Londoners like me will sometimes get a bit snooty about this sort of thing, but the London Underground was about as filthy back then. The distinctive manifestation was trash fires rather than free wall art, and the consequences were far worse.
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No mass return of London commuters amid Covid concerns

Government pleas for return to workplace fall flat as traditional holiday season endsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe traditional mass return to the workplace failed to materialise in London on Tuesday, with passenger numbers on the tube and buses rising more slowly than usual for the end of summer.Transport for London reported 8% more tube entries and exits, and 6% more bus journeys, in the morning rush hour compared with a week ago. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, London, UK News, Transport, London Underground, Transport For London, Rail industry, Coronavirus outbreak

Triumph: Tubeless Travel

As we all seek alternative ways to travel to avoid public transport, Triumph declares that going ‘tubeless’ is the way forward… a delightfully simple wordplay given that this bike has tubeless tyres, as well as highlighting a far more enjoyable alternative to riding the London Underground in a facemask! triumph_tubeless_travel_1_resized.jpg  
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Murdered on the London Underground

The BBC followed Tashan Daniel's best friend Leon Haque as he attended the gruelling murder trial.
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Tashan Daniel: Murdered on the London Underground

The BBC followed Tashan Daniel's best friend Leon Haque as he attended the gruelling murder trial.
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Sadiq Khan launches review of TfL in response to official inquiry

Move by London mayor the latest in row with No 10 over £1.6bn Covid-19 bailoutCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has launched an independent review of Transport for London’s future funding and finances, in swift retaliation to the government-imposed inquiry whose terms and panel were announced on Monday.The review is the latest move in a bitter row between City Hall and Downing Street over the £1.6bn bailout begrudgingly granted to the capit...
Tags: Politics, London, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Boris Johnson, London Underground, Transport For London, City Hall, Sadiq Khan

Government opening door to privatising London Underground, says union

RMT warns of industrial action as review of TfL’s finances will consider ‘alternative operating models’The RMT trade union has accused the government of opening the door to privatising the tube after it was revealed that a review of Transport for London’s finances would consider “alternative operating models”.According to the the terms of reference published on Monday, the review – imposed as part of a £1.6bn Covid-19 bailout package for London – will explore “whether there are any opportunities...
Tags: London, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Boris Johnson, London Underground, Rmt, Tfl, Grant Shapps, Transport For London, Sadiq Khan

Banksy Strikes Again in London & Urges Everyone to Wear Masks

The person who may or may not be Banksy is at it again, this time stenciling up a London Underground carriage with his familiar rat characters. Rats know a thing or two about spreading disease but this time they are here to insist that the public wear a mask. (Earlier in April they appeared in the artist's own bathroom.) As posted on Banksy’s social media feeds on Tuesday we can see the artist get kitted up like one of the Underground’s “deep cleaners”—-a protective face mask, goggles, b...
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"Cleaners did not know graffiti on a London Underground train was by world-renowned artist Banksy when they removed it...."

BBC reports.The piece, If You Don't Mask, You Don't Get, was painted inside a Circle Line service carriage. But by the time he unveiled the work on his Instagram account, it had been wiped away by Transport for London (TfL) cleaning crews. A TfL source said: "It was treated like any other graffiti on the network." "The job of the cleaners is to make sure the network is clean, especially given the current climate," they said.... Of course there will be those who say it should have been kept or pr...
Tags: Art, Cleaning, Instagram, Law, Masks, Bbc, Banksy, Rats, London Underground, Graffiti, Transport for London TfL, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus

Banksy left a pro-mask message in London train car

A stenciled rat sneezing green spew is just one part of Banksy's latest work, "If You Don't Mask, You Don't Get." This video, put out by the artist Tuesday morning, shows a man, disguised as a professional cleaner, creating the pro-mask piece in a London Underground train. Of course, it's already been removed. BBC: Transport for London (TfL) said the art was removed "some days ago" in line with its "strict anti-graffiti policy"... The statement from TfL said it appreciated "the sentiment of ...
Tags: Post, Video, London, News, Bbc, Banksy, London Underground, Tube, Tfl, Underground, Don, Transport for London TfL, Chumbawamba, Wear A Mask, I get lockdown

Banksy tags a coronavirus message on the London Underground

Street artist Banksy has posted once again about what he's been up to during the coronavirus pandemic -- and this time, he says wear a mask.
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Banksy creates mask-themed work on London Underground

Coronavirus-inspired stencils on tube train feature rats with surgical face masks and hand sanitiserCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBanksy has entered the mask debate with his latest typically playful work: a series of stencils on the London Underground that feature his trademark rats struggling to come to terms with surgical masks.In a video posted on his Instagram page, the street artist is seen entering an underground train carriage while dressed as a member of the...
Tags: Art, London, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Rail transport, Banksy, Street Art, London Underground, Coronavirus outbreak

Roman road maps in the style of the London Underground's

Sasha Trubetskoy made . It’s finally done. A subway-style diagram of the major Roman roads, based on the Empire of ca. 125 AD. Creating this required far more research than I had expected—there is not a single consistent source that was particularly good for this. ... The biggest creative element was choosing which roads and cities to include, and which to exclude. There is no way I could include every Roman road, these are only the main ones. I tried to include cities with larger populations,...
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Traintrackr is a light-up circuit-board map of the London Underground or Boston Metro

Traintrackr is a powered circuit board showing a map of the London Underground, lighting up in real time to show train positions on 333 stations on all 12 main lines. It connects to the tube's API for live location data every second. The board is 400mm x 300mm and sells for £249. (There's also the Boston Metro)
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Train travels wrong way down London Tube track

Two trains nearly crash when one travels in the wrong direction on a London Underground track.
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Grant Shapps says he would not get on crowded bus or tube

Transport secretary urges people not to ‘flood back’ on to public transport as lockdown easedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGrant Shapps, the transport secretary, has suggested he would not personally get on a crowded bus or tube, following busy scenes this week after Boris Johnson encouraged people to get back to work.The cabinet minister urged people not to “flood back” on to public transport, saying walking, cycling or cars should be considered instead. Continue r...
Tags: Politics, London, UK News, Transport, Boris Johnson, Road transport, Transport policy, London Underground, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus lockdown brings anguish for Tashan Daniel's family

Tashan Daniel was stabbed on the London Underground while making his way to an Arsenal game.
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The underground in London during coronavirus lockdown – photo essay

TfL gave the Guardian access over two days to document its reduced tube service, which is still running during the Covid-19 crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe barrel-vaulted tunnels and platforms of the tube stations traversed by millions of Londoners a day are empty.Some, grotty and bleak with just the sound of a creaking escalator breaking the eerie silence, others such as Lord Foster’s Canary Wharf and the art deco Arnos Grove, laying bare their architectura...
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Police ready to enforce UK public transport lockdown if needed

Crowded tube trains raise fears employers are forcing staff to work despite coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice have said they will be ready to clamp down if necessary on people making non-essential journeys on public transport, amid concerns that lockdown measures imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus are already being flouted.Despite Boris Johnson ordering the nation to stay at home to save lives on Monday night, images emerged for the second d...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Police, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Health policy, Boris Johnson, London Underground, Coronavirus outbreak

London underground packed as services cut to curb Covid-19 spread – video

Carriages and stations appeared crowded in footage shared on social media on Tuesday morning as Transport for London closed a number of stations and reduced trains despite thousands of key workers, including NHS staff, still relying on the tube to get to work.On Monday, Boris Johnson announced that people should stay at home and only travel to and from work where 'absolutely necessary' as the UK tries to prevent the spread of coronavirusUK lockdown: what are the new coronavirus restrictions? Con...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, UK News, NHS, Transport, Rail transport, Boris Johnson, London Underground, Tfl, Coronavirus outbreak

In global fight vs. virus, over 1.5 billion told: Stay home

NEW YORK — With masks, ventilators and political goodwill in desperately short supply, more than one-fifth of the world’s population was ordered or urged to stay in their homes Monday at the start of what could be a pivotal week in the battle to contain the coronavirus in the U.S. and Europe.Partisan divisions stalled efforts to pass a colossal aid package in Congress, and stocks fell again on Wall Street even after the Federal Reserve said it will lend to small and large businesses and local go...
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British Gov’t Warns Of Stricter COVID-19 Measures As People Blow Off Social Distancing

LONDON (AP) — The British government warned Monday that it may introduce more draconian measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus if people persist in ignoring social distancing recommendations and crowding public places. Following a busy weekend at U.K. parks and food markets, there were growing calls for the government to impose tighter restrictions with more rigorous enforcement, including the potential involvement of military personnel. Officials at Snowdonia National Park in Wales, ...
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Coronavirus: Tube drivers 'furious' at crowded carriages

The crowding has left London Underground drivers and staff "furious" a union leader says.
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Coronavirus: Crowds reported on Tube, Aslef union says

Social distancing on London Underground is "impossible" because of the crowds, a union leader says.
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Coronavirus live news: some tube stations close, Australia bans foreign arrivals and Hubei reports no new cases

New Zealand announces border closure, China reaches milestone; WHO calls virus ‘enemy against humanity. Follow the latest updates. Coronavirus latest: at a glanceFollow our Australia coronavirus live blogSee all our coronavirus coverageShare your experiences 7.27am GMT This is Matthew Weaver taking over the blog from London. The main concerns in the UK are how schools closures are going to work and the prospect of more stringent social distancing measures in the capital. Up to 40 London Unde...
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London tube to close many stations because of coronavirus

Waterloo and City line will stop running, up to 40 other stations will shut down, and overnight tube services will be suspendedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDozens of London Underground stations are to be closed indefinitely amid a toughening of measures to try to slow the spread of coronavirus.Transport for London (TfL) announced a series of changes late on Wednesday evening as it urged people in the capital not to travel if at all possible. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live updates: Justin Trudeau's wife tests positive, Europe shuts schools, sport events cancelled

Mount Everest calls off climbing season; Canadian prime minister self-isolates; London Underground driver tests positivePandemic reaches world leaders and disrupts global sporting eventsJustin Trudeau in self-isolation after wife tests positiveAll Champions League and Europa League games next week postponedThe coronavirus pandemic: visualising the global crisisShare your experiences 11.26am GMT The Scottish government has opened an advice helpline for businesses following yesterday’s announc...
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London Underground driver tests positive for coronavirus

The St Patrick's Day celebration due at Trafalgar Square on Sunday has also been called off.
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People are rethinking daily habits like touching dirty dollar bills as coronavirus spreads. This could be the catalyst that finally triggers the US to tap their phones to pay.

The novel coronavirus has led many in the US to rethink their daily behaviors, like how they commute and pay for things. Payments research and consulting firm The Futurist Group thinks that the disruption caused by the virus could lead to higher contactless adoption in the US, which has lagged other markets like the UK. Contactless payments eliminate the need for consumers and workers to pass cash or credit cards between hands, which could help limit exposure to the virus. The World Health Org...
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