The RMT strike continues into its second day with TfL offering patchy services on some lines and commuters suffering long delays on their way to and from work.
In terms of staying in the loop, if you're not already reading Dave Hill, you really should be. Like a London-based Columbo his 'just one more thing' posts on the strike have become essential markers for the progress of talks (or lack there of). The best of the day below:
As the sides turn to name-calling, Tony Travers asks in the Evening Standard if the RMT have over-stretched and senses that the Mayor might be up for a fight:
"...the RMT does not want long stoppages. Because Tube drivers are relatively well paid - many have mortgages and other accoutrements of a bourgeois lifestyle - a long strike would cause big economic problems for them.
"The union, which generally doesn't care about public opinion, may also find itself being tarred with the same "fat cat" brush being used on bankers and MPs.
"These are changing times and people are changing their views. They might even be willing to back a mayor who took on the mighty RMT."
We'll see. One thing is for sure though - just as happened after the terror attacks - when their normal modes of transport are taken away, Londoners discover that the alternative methods of travel just aren't that bad at all... Boris Johnson would do well to consider the importance of the Thames in a transport squeeze.