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Friday, October 03, 2003

It's a small world on the internet

Truly bizarrely, the driver who made the
mad announcements on the Jubilee Line found out about this site and sent me an email to say that he was delighted about it and wasn't mad or insane but just like to brighten up people's days. I'm hoping he'll let me get some more "deliriously happy" recordings.

Even more bizarrely, the wife of one of the drivers is saying word is spreading about the site on the whole of the Jubilee Line and all the drivers will be checking it out. See Jackie's guestbook entry on the 4th October. So welcome to all Jubilee Line drivers and keep us smiling on the tube.

Big thanks again to Nik Fox who made the original recording and sent it in.

Oyster Card - does anyone use it?

I travel into one of the busiest stations on the tube network, Piccadilly Circus - and have never seen one person swiping their Oyster Card travelcard over the little thingy on the barrier ("thingy" is a technical term for the things that have been near the tube barriers since 2002 and no one originally had a clue what they were for and still don't really know now).

Even the staff at Charing Cross station were paying lip service to the thingies by telling people to use the thingies at the next gate. As the barrier pictured below was thingyless.

Oyster card - who uses it?

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