Mind the Gap: A London Underground Miscellany eBook



10 thoughts on “Mind the Gap: A London Underground Miscellany

  1. Emily Ross Emily Ross says:

    This had some pretty good, interesting and fun facts about the London Underground I really enjoyed it, and I love the title.


  2. Stuart Haining Stuart Haining says:

    Some interesting info about London.


  3. Alex Chan Alex Chan says:

    Fun little book of trivia about the London Underground Good flow, interesting facts, lots of stuff about the history of the Underground I didn t know before.


  4. Thomas Thomas says:

    Very nice easy to read background information about the tube.


  5. Jim Jim says:

    I purchased this book the last time I was in London because I ve always found pub trans alluring and futuristic It s a fascinating, light read about this iconic pioneering public transportation system Pictures to accompany the evolution of the train cars would have resulted in a higher rating and it would have benefitted greatly by adding pictures of the network as it grew and changed shape over time What is most eye opening, is the disparity in attitude toward public transportation in Chicag I purchased this book the last time I was in London because I ve always found pub trans alluring and futuristic It s a fascinating, light read about this iconic pioneering public transportation system Pictures to accompany the evolution of the train cars would have resulted in a higher rating and it would have benefitted greatly by adding pictures of the network as it grew and changed shape over time What is most eye opening, is the disparity in attitude toward public transportation in Chicago compared to London Despite being the 3rd largest city in the US, Chicago seems to have an almost phobic reaction to changes to the El system Status quo and fears around inconvenience and urban blight trump expansion and greater utility I would besympathetic had I not seen how many other cities havefully embraced subways, light rail, and trams I can t see how commuter life will get anything other than worse in a city that refuses to keep with the times and build a true network of trains that grows with the city instead of an outdated hub spoke system


  6. Robin Houghton Robin Houghton says:

    An excellent, well ordered miscellany, clearly laid out, very, very comprehensive and easy to use as a look up for information Great for dipping in and out of too The formation, development and history are well covered and interestingly written It is illustrated with pen and ink drawings which seem to add to its charm I was particularly impressed with the appendices too, which cover all the active and inactive stations including the lines served, when opened, and other notes Following these An excellent, well ordered miscellany, clearly laid out, very, very comprehensive and easy to use as a look up for information Great for dipping in and out of too The formation, development and history are well covered and interestingly written It is illustrated with pen and ink drawings which seem to add to its charm I was particularly impressed with the appendices too, which cover all the active and inactive stations including the lines served, when opened, and other notes Following these is a list of the railway companies and when they were formed and what happened to them Finally at the back is an excellent list of resources and websites An ideal book for the reference shelf


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