If you want to keep up with London Underground gossip, take a look at Annie Mole's excellent blog, Going Underground. There are also a few Facebook groups popping up on the subject of the tube strikes, so if you're loitering with intent on a London street , take a look if you find yourself with time on your hands.
Perhaps it would make more sense at this point to commute to Paris instead. At least it's now only a 2 hour 15 minute trip. WebTwitcher thinks today's launch of the new uber fast train line couldn't have fallen on a more appropriate day...
Called High Speed 1 (what imagination!), the train will race along at 186mph (50% faster than the UK's current overland trains) and, although today's run is for the media elite alone, it will be opening to the public on November 14th.
To end on a more positive note and cheer all those sad faces, take a look at the BBC's collection of some of the best ever excuses for train delays. WebTwitcher's favourite has to be: "During an extremely hot rush hour on the Central Line, the driver announced in a West Indian drawl: "step right this way for the sauna, ladies and gentleman... unfortunately towels are not provided".
Can't beat a comedy driver.