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July 9, 2015updated 28 Jul 2021 4:02pm

Literally everyone in London googles "driverless trains" during tube strikes

By City Monitor Staff

There’s a tube strike on in London today. So parochial is the British media that you probably already know this, even if you live in a cave somewhere on the outskirts of Arbroath.

Other people will do a better job than we could of giving you the ins and outs of the industrial dispute (short version: it’s not about money, it’s about the staffing of the new night tube), and literally no one wants to read another tedious anecdote about how hard it was to get to work this morning. But, courtesy of Google Trends, which analyses search data, we present these graphs:

Oh, and:

While we’re here:

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The tube strike in October 2014 was called off at the last minute. The one in February 2014 wasn’t.


Predictable lot, Londoners.

Every grade of tube staff voted for the strike, incidentally. Even without tube drivers, the tube would still be on strike.

(H/T: Jake Mellett.)

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