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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Top 10 Going Underground Blog posts from 2010

I've never looked at the top ten blog posts before, but as the blog is coming into its ninth year (yikes) I thought it was about time to see which posts received the most views. Interestingly (& surprisingly) there were actually three archive posts from older years that made it into the top 10. Two on Max Roberts' great curvy Tube map - his original post from
June 2007 and a post where he revisited the map in February 2008. The third was the distances between tube stations map post from October 2004.

The Big Issue Cat by Stuff n Nonsense
The Big Issue Cat by Stuff n Nonsense

So taking those posts out, here are the most visited posts, written in 2010, in reverse order.

10. Balloon Animals on the Tube

A cheery look at an outbreak of balloon animals on the London Underground

9. Body found in London Underground Tunnel

On November 12th 2010 a body was found on the tracks in a tunnel near Bayswater Tube at 2.30am

8. Tube staff set dates for strike action

The first (and sadly not only) appearance of posts about the Tube strike announcements in the top ten. This one's from 25th August.

7. Slides on the Tube - would you use them?

Another fun one. Video of commuters on the subway in Berlin who were offered the choice of stairs, escalators or a giant slide to get down to the trains.

6. Naked Tube

Pictures from a stunt involving naked commuters travelling through Charing Cross station.

5. Human body as a Tube Map

The only Tube Map "mash up" in the top ten. Sam Loman charted the interchanges in our body to various "lines" on the map.

4. Tube photo of the week - Angel Tube Cat

One of my favourite posts of the year. The lovely story of Bob the ginger cat who poses outside Angel Tube station with his Big Issue selling owner.

3. What's the best London Underground iPhone App?

A review of five Tube apps for the Tube and people's thoughts on the apps in the comments.

2. Dog confused by Tube escalator

Another four legged friend on the London Underground. Super cute video of a dog who knows very little of the workings of an escalator.

1. RMT set two Tube strike dates

Sadly the most visited post of the year was a post on the Tube strikes. It's one that Google seem to really like if you're searching for "tube strike dates", which as you can imagine a shed load of people did in 2010.

That's it. Thanks to all the comments, tweets, follows & ReTweets over the year. Thanks to everyone who keeps visiting the blog. And a special thanks to all those who send me fun (and not so fun) London Underground stories, pictures and videos. Please keep them coming. It clearly wouldn't be the same without you!

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