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Free tube and light rail New Year´s Eve London

Free tube and light rail New Year´s Eve London

Old Dec 28th, 2006, 04:31 PM
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Free tube and light rail New Year´s Eve London

just saw this Wonderful "to be copied" gesture.:

"Tube, DLR and tram services will run all night on New Year's Eve, as well as night buses and 24-hour bus routes as usual.

Passengers throughout the Capital will be able to travel for free on these services during the prime festive hours, for journeys starting between 11.45pm and 4.30am.

In addition, the Mayor is funding free travel on selected National Rail services between midnight and 5am, particularly in areas with fewer Tube connections. "

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Old Dec 28th, 2006, 10:10 PM
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"In addition, the Mayor is funding free travel on selected National Rail services between midnight and 5am,"

Well I hope no other municipality in the world copies bombast like this.

The Mayor isn't funding anything, and has never funded anything in his life. His existence is funded by London's over-extorted taxpayers.

Who, with sponsorship from NatWest Bank, aren't just funding free NYE travel. They're paying the salary of the brown-nosing sycophant at TFL who's churning out drivel like this.

In the days when Britain had a tradition of honesty in our public services, this kind of partisan claptrap would have been cause for instant dismissal of the hack concerned. Even today, it wouldn't be tolerated anywhere else in the British public sector.
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Old Dec 29th, 2006, 01:31 AM
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The "free travel" is misleading. It's only free after 2345, so anyone travelling to celebrate New Year's Eve will have to pay a fare. Once you've bought a travelcard, it doesn't cost anything to get home on any night. After 2345, there are never any ticket inspectors working and very few staff left at stations so very little "funding" is needed to provide "free travel".
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Old Dec 29th, 2006, 03:46 AM
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In Paris, it's all free from 5 p.m. on 31 December to noon on 1 January... and also running all night.
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Old Dec 29th, 2006, 04:26 AM
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That's another reason they call Paris the "City of Light" and probably why Flanner doesn't live there!
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Old Dec 29th, 2006, 04:34 AM
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Paris is a grteat place to visit - but you wouldn't want to pay their taxes!
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