London by the Numbers
December 28, 2011 4:26 PM   Subscribe

Infographics that give a little insight into the history of public transport(ation) in the UK.
posted by Eideteker (7 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
public transport....


posted by hippybear at 4:33 PM on December 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

Difficult to believe they sold the temperature on the tube as a plus.
posted by biffa at 4:48 PM on December 28, 2011

Difficult to believe that the temperature in music halls reached 150 degrees F (66 degrees C).
posted by ricochet biscuit at 5:05 PM on December 28, 2011

I've been in crowded rooms supplied by mostly gas and naked flame with poor ventilation, I can totally buy that number.
posted by The Whelk at 6:04 PM on December 28, 2011

crowded rooms supplied by mostly gas

Dude, get a new diet.
posted by hippybear at 6:13 PM on December 28, 2011

When new Tube lines were opened the surrounding earth had not yet warmed up: for at least some period this would act as a heat sink, cooling the stations. Hence the adverts.
posted by alasdair at 3:47 AM on December 29, 2011

I was going to make a post of this. Here are some other posters I found in the Museum archive:

More posters that might be in the exhibit:

For comfort's sake stagger office hours.

James Fitton's wartime infographics: Passengers, Car Miles, Vehicles, Staff, forbearance.
posted by OmieWise at 5:35 AM on January 5, 2012

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