Thursday, December 14News For London

Tag: tube

Homophobic tube assault reveals how likely Londoners are to intervene

Homophobic tube assault reveals how likely Londoners are to intervene

Breaking News, London, Transport, Tube
Two teenagers have been arrested by British Transport Police (BTP) on suspicion of an anti-gay assault in London, which happened on 21 October. The assault has raised a question about how likely Londoners are to intervene when public attacks occur. A 19-year-old teenager and his friends were travelling on a westbound Jubilee line train between West Ham and North Greenwhich. They were dressed in fancy dress for an event that night when two men boarded the train at West Ham and became verbally abusive. Police claimed that the offenders were aggressive when challenged and forced the teenager into a headlock, snatched his phone and threatened to stab him. BTP said in a statement: "They demanded the victim apologise for being gay which eventually the victim did as he was struggling to br
Teenager forced to apologise for being gay

Teenager forced to apologise for being gay

Breaking News, Transport, Tube
Police are searching for two London youths after a teenager was physically and verbally attacked on the Jubilee Line in East London. British Transport Police (BTP) claim a 19-year-old male was placed into a headlock and continuously strangled until he eventually surrendered into doing what they told him. He was left gasping for air and struggling to breathe. The incident occurred while the victim and his friends were heading westbound on the Jubilee Line train between West Ham and North Greenwich on 21 October at around 11:10am. A man was abused, placed in a headlock and told to apologise for being gay in a homophobic assault on a Jubilee line train. Do you recognise these people? We'd like to speak to them in connection with the incident. Please text 61016 if you know them. htt...

New travel app will make commuting easier

ReportingWeek2, Social media
Commuting will no longer be a hassle for Londoners. The inventors of the Oyster card are trying to make an app which will wake up commuters when there are delays in their travel. Photo : Google images Cubic Transport Systems, a leading company in intelligent service applications, plans to launch a new app for commuters. When there are delays on their regular commuting routes, an alarm will go off to notify the commuter.The app will furnish details of the delay and suggest various alternative routes of transport. This app contains data about the underground and overground trains, roads, bikes and pedestrians. If there are severe delays in the tube, the app will provide information about the next available bus or bicycle for the commuter to reach the destination. All the commuter ...
Instagram #HotDudesReading: Objectifying men or women’s natural instinct?

Instagram #HotDudesReading: Objectifying men or women’s natural instinct?

Culture, Media
A new Instagram account posts pictures (taken secretly) of men reading books on the NYC subway. Reporter Indraja Gugle finds out what London's men who read on the tube think about this phenomenon, and dares to click them too (un-secretly). By Indraja Gugle Sub editor: Cynthia Liza The Instagram account #HotDudesReading, started by a bunch of New Yorkers, became an instant hit this Valentines when it published its first image – an arguably attractive guy with sharp features immersed in his book while the sun bounced off his wavy blonde hair. The caption read “Spotted this scruffy prince on his morning commute. I’m sure he’s reading a collection of post-war Russian short stories, but really thinking of how he made love to his French girlfriend this morning and the gluten free toast the