London Underground

  • 1) For as long as I can remember, there has been a map in the ticket hall of Piccadilly Circus tube station supposedly showing night and day across the time zones of the world.
  • 2) But this map has always fascinated me, and still does, even though it now seems very primitive.
  • 3) This is somewhat surprising given the London Underground's historic difficultly in grasping the concept of punctuality.
  • 4) This is because it chops the world up equally by longitude, without regard the reality of either political divisions or the changing seasons.
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