I’ve just had the following email from TFL explaining that they’ve now placed all my Oyster travel journeys into the online portal. Can’t wait to see if they expose this data via the API too.
greenwich, history, london, travel
I am writing to let you know we now offer an enhanced service for checking your journey history online.
You will need an Oyster online account to access the service. If you do not have an account, you can create one by visiting tfl.gov.uk/oyster.
You will be able to see all your journeys made from the date you open your account, whether you use pay as you go, season ticket, Travelcard or a Bus & Tram Pass.
When I went to visit Last.fm in London last year I took some time to wander around the City as I do most times I’m in London. This particular time I decided to take one of the riverboats down to Greenwich – for a long time now, Greenwich has been one of my favourite places in and around London. While I was on the riverboat the tour guide was discussing local points of interest which they have done many times before. However, this time he pointed out a sign which said Wharf above a new apartment block. After then asking all of the people on the riverboat if they knew the meaning of the word wharf non did. Up to that point in my life even I hadn’t questioned what the meaning of it was.
As it was explained to us, a wharf is a Ware House At River Front. During the late 1800s this were prevalent all along the Thames and most other waterside locations.