It's just like the not-so-good old days

 by Martin Belam, 30 June 2004

One positive offshoot of the apparent chaos currently enveloping London during the RMT strike, is it gives us a chance to remember what travelling across central London at surface level was like before the Congestion Charge was introduced. Bloody awful. It's wall-to-wall cars, and the bus journey from Liverpool Street to The Strand has just taken the best part of 35 minutes (usual post congestion charge time: 15-ish minutes)

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35 Minutes? Lucky you - I got the shuttle bus driver from anywhere but London, and ended up on the bus for 50 minutes because he went to Aldwych via Holborn and the moon.

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