The clay subsequently hardened in the Sun or was baked to form permanent tablets. For the first time news and ideas could be carried to distant places without having to rely on a messenger's memory and integrity.Hieroglyphic script evolved slightly later in Egypt. found in a temple at Erech in Mesopotamia show a chariot with solid wooden wheels.They will tell you where to wait alongside other impatient commuters. Despite the Tube holding endless nightmarish fears for many children, others are desperate to get behind the wheel.And, unbelievably or not, parents quite frequently make requests for their offspring to have a go in the cabin as a birthday treat.Once you've tapped in with your Oyster, station staff will be radioing down to the Tube driver telling them to wait. There is no little side lamp or overhead lamp inside a cabin - only the tiny dashboard and a few bleeping sensors.Every new station is like a rush of brightness as their lonely office whizzes out of the pitch-black again.And, is there any point running for the last train?One Metropolitan line driver, who asked to remain anonymous, shared a series of tips a But the dead end is a false brick wall and the tunnel actually continues for quite a while, according to our inside source.
Books titled "Secrets of the Underground" feature in many tourist bookshops - but how many tell you what "person on the tracks" really means?There is one way of knowing almost exactly where the train's doors will open before it arrives.Look at the scuff marks on the yellow line, says our driver.If you’re going really slowly in a train, chances are you’re only half a carriage away from another train in front, and the driver will not risk going faster in case they crash into them.Did you know that more of the Underground is above ground than under it? Train drivers see a lot of wildlife on their travels - from hawks to herons and rabbits to green woodpeckers.