From the Southern Travellers Handbook for 1965/66 #1

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Commuting is disagreeable. Wasteful of time, money and energy - but also, it seems, an inevitable consequence of material prosperity.
Indeed, the more prosperous we become, the worse it gets. There are more cars on the roads, more people working shorter hours - and better able to afford the advantage of living well out of London - and even more crowding into the trains.
Possibly the ban on office building in central London will help; it is even possible, though unlikely, that office hours will be staggered one day.

By Ian Waller.


DaydreamSupercollider said...

Probably totally off-topic, but that photo reminds me of the Yes video for "Lonely Heart".

Richard Gibson said...

Thanks. Can't say that I've seen that video.

This is a situation of the major main line London stations (Waterloo, Victoria, Euston, Kings Cross, St Pancras etc) that many will recongnise.

Simon said...

Those trains you see in the picture only went out of passenger service a couple of years ago some aged over fifty. The new trainss are, of course, just as crowded but at least the doors can be opened by pressing a button not, as it was, reaching out of the window and twisting the exterior handle.

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