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Old March 10th, 2011, 08:43 PM   #1861
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Offenders scrub London Tube in time for royal wedding

A group of offenders will be scrubbing Tube tunnels in Westminster in an attempt to get them gleaming in time for the royal wedding. Hyde Park Corner Tube station is being cleaned up following complaints, some dating back four years, about its condition.

All five pedestrian tunnels will be cleaned as part of London Probation Trust's community payback scheme. It is hoped the station will be ready in time for the wedding on 29 April.

Ravi Kumar, the Westminster Warden for Knightsbridge and Belgravia, approached Westminster Council and London Underground to organise the work. Mr Kumar covers issues from waste dumping to illegal street trading and said complaints about the condition of the pedestrian walkways dated back up to four years.

"It was becoming a real headache as we didn't want people seeing the state of the subway when they arrived in London," he added. "The tunnels do get cleaned every night but they were in need of some real elbow grease. I went down myself with a bit of wire sponge and had a scrub and it really made a difference so I thought doing it manually would be our best option."

The group will work throughout April, sectioning off one side of a tunnel at a time to allow pedestrians to continue to use the walkways. Westminster Council's cabinet member for city management councillor Ed Argar said the scheme was a "great example of how those that cause problems for society can give something back to the community.

"We know come 29 April the eyes of the world will be upon us and we want to make sure the city offers the best environment possible."
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Transforming The Transport Topography Of London

Harry Beckís iconic London Underground maps are rightly considered a triumph of user design. His electrical circuit-inspired mapping abstracted time and distance out of the underground, in order to make the map most legible for its users.

Tom Cardenís mapping allows users to return one of those elements back into the map by transforming itís temporal topography. Co.Design reports:

'His website lets you select a station of your choosing as the starting point and then it rearranges all the other nodes on Londonís underground transport network relative to the travel time taken to get from your starting point to them.'

This reinjection of time into the underground allows for a completely different consideration of the subterranean transport space. It arguably provides a map more commensurate with the experience of navigating the vast distances covered by Londonís subway system. Tomís website currently works with static data so there is exciting potential were it to merge with real-time TFL (Transport for London) data.
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If like me you like stats about this sort of thing, check out this:
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Sad news today, District Dave passed away this morning while waiting for heart surgery. One of the most knowledgeable men on earth of London Underground, and one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet.
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Sad news today, District Dave passed away this morning while waiting for heart surgery. One of the most knowledgeable men on earth of London Underground, and one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet.
Oh man, that's sad news. I only discovered his site a year or so ago, but it was always a wealth of good information and interesting discussion. A lot of people owe him a lot. Doffed cap.
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That's sad news indeed, RIP.
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