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Notes from underground

For those of us who work for the underground, the World Cup isn't nearly as good as the Olympics. There are too few games to fill the boring hours

By Dan Kuper   July 2006

The underground and the World Cup could be a match made in heaven. Not for the drivers, who obviously have to drive, nor for the station assistants who get lumbered with the platform jobs, but pretty much everyone else is likely at some point or other to find themselves skulking round a television willing on whichever of the 32 nations their supervisor is supporting, in the hope that in a rash good mood he might let you go home early.

When I first started in the job the only time I was let into the ticket office was to watch…

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