This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
July 18, 2019
There’s a new initiative in development that’s supposed to make the London Underground more of a pleasant experience and less of a writhing coil of snakes, but I’m not sure how I feel about it. The concept is fantastic in theory, but it relies on collecting data from everyone’s phones.
The reason for this potential intrusion is that the Tube is overcrowded, hot, sticky, confusing and always late, but it costs a great deal of money to buy trains and build lines. I’m not even sure where they’d put a new line – if you’ve ever seen a map of the underground, you know it’s a spa...