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Friday, March 03, 2006

More "Metro's" - Free Newspapers on the London Underground

More free news is good news

Yesterday Associated Newspapers Ltd, the people who publish Metro (and The Evening Standard & The Daily Mail) gave up their exclusive rights for free morning and afternoon newspaper distribution on the London Underground.

This means that the road is open for more free newspapers to be distributed and according to
London Underground's Press Release "This is good news for London as additional revenues generated by any new contract will contribute to the upgrade of London's transport system being carried through by TfL's £10bn 5-Year Investment Programme".

It's very good news for late commuters like me who travel in the tail end of the rush hour as often the Metro dispensers are empty by the time I get on the Tube and I have to make do with "left overs". It will be interesting to see which publishers decide to respond to the tender to produce more free papers.

By the way, I must thank Metro for adding this blog to their "Pick of the blogs" section on their revamped website. Through that I discovered their two other picks Generic Title (some very funny reviews of Tesco basic products) and City Hippie (how to live a greener and more ethical life), which are cool reads!

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