Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Bush tube staff revealed

Bush tube staffAs part of a fantastic project Creative Review have been off interviewing and photographing staff members of the Tube from across London. The pic on this article is our own Busher with some info about his life and work.

It's all too easy for us to forget that our transport systems are staffed by human beings. That means they have their own good and bad days. Just like us.

It doesn't help that they seem to be led by an anti Londoner dinosaur but if you were a tube worker what could you really do about that anyway? I once ran alongside him on a treadmill at Leyton Fitness First you know.

And spare them a thought next time you're off out on the town, which involves a little too much alcohol - they cannot do that at all unless its part of their annual leave. They're all subject to alcohol tests and if found with almost any amount - they lose their job. I imagine that goes through their minds as they shepherd the rest of us with alcohol related social lives through the barriers at night. Mind the Gap, sir.


  1. I don't think it's a CR project - I think they're just reporting it. But it's a great concept. Wish she'd done it with the person in colour and the background in B&W tho...
    I spent 3 years working for the underground, pre-PPP. It's a very strange world...

  2. Ch*ls** fan? At the Bush? OUTRAGEOUS!