The former Underground manager who has been hired to fix New York’s broken transit system believes London could be a role model for solving the crisis in Manhattan. Andy Byford said that London’s improvements during the 2000s would be an inspiration for him as he tries to turn around the Big Apple. Mr Byford, who worked on the Tube and London’s railways for 20 years, said that the capital had been completely transformed over the past two decades thanks to a focus on passengers.
This is how Knightsbridge Tube station will look when a multi-million pound redevelopment is completed in five years. The busy station, built in 1906 on Brompton Road, is used by 19 million passengers a year. It is a favourite for tourists and shoppers heading for Hyde Park and Harrods. The work, which starts today, is a major project which will see the station become step-free when the upgrade is completed in 2020.
Transport for London is being used to promote Russian propaganda over the Brexit vote and the US election, it was claimed today. City Hall Tories are calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan to block the “highly political” adverts on the Tube and at bus stops by the Russian state-backed television channel RT. The advertisements convey such messages as: “Watch RT and Find Out Who We Are Planning to Hack Next”; “Missed the train/Stuck in traffic? Lost a vote?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".