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150 years of London Underground: loved as much as it is reviled, Notebook

150 years of London Underground: loved as much as it is reviled

In the midst of fare rises in public transport, station closures, delays and the general rush-hour sardine packing, it is easy to forget how truly brilliant the Tube is. Opened on 9 January 1863, with passengers allowed in the day after, it is today the Underground’s 150th birthday.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 9 January 2013 at 2:47 pm

Stalinobusy – Buses of victory, Notebook

Stalinobusy – Buses of victory

Public transport woes hit the streets of over forty cities in the former Soviet Union once again as contention of double-decker proportions rears its heads in the shape of Stalinobusy – buses bearing the face of the Great Marshal himself.

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 May 2012 at 4:00 am

World Cup: South Africa’s public transport not so taxing, Sport

World Cup: South Africa’s public transport not so taxing

Before heading over to South Africa I thought it pertinent to do a little research on the country. The first thing I came across was R3ndi3r’s Soccer World Cup Survival Guide on YouTube.
The first piece of advice the lad imparted was ‘don’t come to South Africa’ before assuring me that if I did come I [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 8:00 am

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