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Tow Hooks - How to Leave Muddy LARP Events Efficiently | LARP Guide
Do you know where your tow hook is? Hell, even non-LARPers who avoid muddy fields like the plague they often are should think about this
LARP  information  transport  cars  useful  mud-mud-glorious-mud-arrgh-my-face-my-face 
march 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Union suspends planned Tube strikes - BBC News
Not yet done and dusted, but the September strikes have been cancelled.
news  London  tube  transport  unions  good-news-everyone! 
september 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tonight's Tube Strike Is Entirely Justified
It's more about needing limits on night work than the pay issues, and TFL made its last offer too late for the Unions to consult their members on it. Article is a point of view, but seems a fair point.
Interesting  strikes  transport  London  tube  unions  money 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
A graffiti artist named Wanksy found a cheeky way to force his city to fix potholes
'It looks like Wanksy's work is yielding results. The road ahead may be long and hard, but as long as he keeps thrusting ahead, he'll get the satisfaction his city needs. And when he sees the hot liquid asphalt spurting all over the street, he knows it's worth it.'
amusing  protest  UK  Manchester  transport 
april 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Bus strike - Transport for London
Bus strikes tomorrow and Monday in South West London.
transport  London  strikes 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The train dispatcher who defines what it means to be a gentleman
"Being nice to the people around you. That is one of the things that is really worth fighting for. Everything else is vanity."

As well as this guy being generally awesome, I think it's nice that in a lot of places, there's more room for people to show their own personalities; whenever I'm on a train and the driver has a bit of personality in their announcements, it puts a smile on my face, and makes it a nicer journey.
Interesting  humanity;-actually-able-to-do-some-awesome-stuff-after-all  transport  trains 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors
'Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.'
Awesome  humanity;-actually-able-to-do-some-awesome-stuff-after-all  technology  transport  cars  business  patents  news  intellectual-property 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Edinburgh trams ‘worth 400 year wait’
'Original plans for the Edinburgh tram system were drawn up shortly after King James VI united Scotland and England into the Union of the Crowns in 1603'
amusing  transport  silly  history  Scotland  Edinburgh  The-Daily-Mash  parody 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Tube map of London’s ghost stations
Suddenly I want to make or meet a bunch of NPCs named after these stations. "Ms Langley, Mr Waddesdon and Mark Lane are here to see you..."
amusing  Interesting  London  tube  transport  history  TFL 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Unions suspend tube strike after reaching deal
Deal is 'let's talk about things some more'. I'll also note that the last line is a bit inaccurate AIUI — there'll be no compulsory redundancies if there are enough voluntary ones.
news  London  tube  strikes  UK  transport 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tube Strike Tube Map
Useful map that shows what'll be still be running during the strikes.
Interesting  useful  TFL  London  tube  transport  strikes 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why sugar helped remove Victoria Line concrete flood - Telegraph
To stop the concrete they poured the sugar, to stop the sugar they poured the…
amusing  Interesting  science  SCIENCE!!!  chemistry  London  transport  TFL  tube 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
London Underground: Victoria Line Suspended After Concrete Poured into Control Room
Some solid journalism here, but it does seem to be a pretty pour decision-making process in action at TFL…
amusing  news  unconfirmed-report  TFL  tube  transport  London  UK  puns 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The tube will run all night long on weekends from 2015 – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London
'On the other hand, TfL are closing every single ticket office on the tube' Reducing ticket office provision, I can see the argument for. Removing? Not so much.
transport  London  TFL  politics  money 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Why the war between drivers and cyclists?
'A motorist's tweet boasting about hitting a cyclist created uproar when it went viral. What does it reveal about the battle on the UK's roads?'
posttofacebook  transport  cycling  cars  social-media  UK  interesting  culture 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Train Loop - What If? - XKCD
'i will diminish, and go into the west, and remain a train'
SCIENCE!!!  speed  transport  awesome  amusing  interesting  trains  science 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Train Wi-Fi and mobile access expected to be in Osborne's budget giveaway | Politics | The Guardian
Some 12 out of 25 rail franchise operators still don't have Wi-Fi – chancellor expected to offer an inducement to them to install it
budget  politics  technology  transport  money  westminster  UK  interesting  internet  trains 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
West Coast franchise award scrapped after Whitehall makes 'unacceptable mistakes' - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
"The original model didn't take into account inflation and also some elements of the passenger number increases over a number of years,"
interesting  cock-ups  transport  politics  civil-service 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Virgin Trains loses West Coast Mainline franchise
'will be replaced by the UK's largest rail operator, FirstGroup.'
trains  UK  transport  news 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
No more "Don't get caught out!" from Boris
Apologies for this being the Boris Show ATM, but when it rains, it pours.

Apparently it was just to see us through the first Monday of it. And/or everyone hated it, and it was scaremongering to keep people out of the capital.
Boris-Johnson  transport  London  news 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cycle Facility of the Month
A catalog of crazy cyclepaths and suchlike things.
photos  UK  cycling  transport  interesting 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tory minicab donor Addison Lee fires first shot in battle of London bus lanes
Private car firm has launched aggressive PR campaign as it orders its drivers to defy traffic rules
law  taxis  cycling  transport  guardian  news  interesting 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How the Candidates Roll - Graphic - NYTimes.com
The modes of travel and the entourages of the Republican potential nominees vary widely.
2012-Presidential-Elections  image  culture  transport  politics  USA  Republicans  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The road sign as design classic
'The Design Museum has added a motorway sign to its collection. So is British road signage a design classic'

I've got a copy of Transport or Motorway somewhere around. It's a nice typeface.
design  UK  interesting  transport  communication 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated by London police
A group of more than 200 DR Congo demonstrators have caused an emergency evacuation of Oxford Circus Tube station in central London, British Transport Police (BTP) has said.
London  Africa  politics  protest  the-Tube  TFL  transport 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
How the FRA is Regulating Passenger Rail Out of Existence | East Bay Bicycle Coalition
'What if the FAA required that jet aircraft be able to survive crashes into the ground? Or if the FHA said automobiles had to survive any head-on crash at 60 mph into a tractor trailer without deformation? Even if such vehicles could be engineered, they would be far too costly to operate. But for passenger trains, that is precisely what the FRA has been doing.'
interesting  USA  trains  transport  safety  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Top Gear's electric car shows pour petrol over the BBC's standards | George Monbiot | Environment | guardian.co.uk
"...Top Gear's line on electric cars. Casting aside any pretence of impartiality or rigour, it has set out to show that electric cars are useless. If the facts don't fit, it bends them until they do.It's currently being sued by electric car maker Tesla. Now it's been caught red-handed faking another trial, in this case of the Nissan LEAF."
journalism  bbc  transport  technology  fairness 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Transport Direct
Britain's free online route planner for public transport and car journeys. Get impartial information on car routes, maps, car parking, bus routes, train travel, and live travel news.
imported  transport  useful  maps 
december 2009 by FearMeForIAmPink
National Rail Enquiries - Official source for UK train times and timetables
The gateway to Britain's National Rail network. A portal into UK rail travel including train company information and promotions; train times; fares enquiries; ticket purchase and train running information.
imported  useful  transport 
june 2009 by FearMeForIAmPink

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