Friday, July 08, 2005

Back In Business

We're traveling today. Rail and Underground is operational, except the bombed lines. Road traffic is heavier than normal, and there is a big security presence.

I've seen comments on other blogs remarking that Londoners start work late, hence the bombs hitting rush hour travelers at 9 AM. In fact London works longer hours than US cities, workers commute more hours, and stagger their travel to spread the load on the infrastructure. London's "rush hour" starts at about 7AM and finishes about 10 AM, restarts at 4PM and finishes about 8 PM.