Welcome to the fun, "irreverent & informative", award-winning London Underground Tube Blog.
Click here for other London Underground guidance. Contact me here

Going Underground's Blog
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annie Mole's, webmaster of Going Underground, daily web log (blog).
If you like this you'll LURVE One Stop Short of Barking, THE fun and informative BOOK about travelling
on the London Underground.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Where's your camera when you need it?

Santa Driver

Out last night with Geoff n Neil and Chris and Stephen (and as Neil mentioned in the comments, the Mind the Gap thong wasn't thrown into our Confidentially Clause bag - although there were London Underground tattoos, a Mind the Gap T Towel, a tiny tin of tea with the tube map on it, a Jubilee Line book and some shot glasses). A good time was had by all, although both me and Neil were suffering from colds.

After some bevvies, grub and quite a bit of tube talk, we found ourselves on our way to the BBC (don't ask) on the Westbound Metropolitan Line from Baker Street and it appeared that at least one driver in London had some Xmas spirit and wasn't thinking about the latest thing to strike about. He was wearing a jaunty little Santa hat, Geoff waved and pointed "Santa" and the Santa driver waved back.

None of us had our cameras to hand and Geoff spent some time at Edgware Road, where the train always stops for an age, wondering if he had time to leg it to the front to take a piccy, by the time he decided he didn't, our festive driver had nipped off the train, presumably to find Rudolph, and was replaced by another less red hatted driver.

Anyway, hope you all have a fantastic Xmas and a great New Year, which hopefully will be even better now the
New Year's Eve strike has been called off as LU staff are now at the "at the top of the industry pay league in Britain" as RMT Union leader Bob Crowe smugly said, each time I watched the news. Lucky bastards.

; Posted by Annie Mole Friday, December 24, 2004 Permalink COMMENT HERE Add to Stumble Upon