Tube Strike (Was: [ANNOUNCE] [SOCIAL] Social at Dirty Dicks, Thursday 6th September)
abuse at cabal.org.uk
Mon Sep 3 00:16:38 BST 2007
On 2 Sep 2007, at 23:23, Smylers wrote:
> It's a 3-day strike, so scheduled to start on Monday. My concern
> just about the Perl Mongers meeting -- I, and I presume others, also
> have travelling to do in London before Thursday!
Well, given that the Tube is constantly in near-meltdown due to
jumpers, leaves on the line, faulty signals, driver shortages,
shutdowns for engineering work, or just because they plain can't be
arsed, it's fairly likely that the strike-ridden service will be
indistinguishable from normal service.
Also remember that London is a pretty compact place and everywhere
useful is within walking distance. This is after all how people got
round the place 150 years ago. For a lot of journeys within Zone 1
there's not a lot in it between walking or taking the Tube anyway.
There are also buses or National Rail services, of course. The basic
difference between these and a veal crate is that it is possible to
move slightly in a veal crate.
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