Picking up on Starkey's comment about "China Rail" I thought I would post this video of the Shanghai Maglev, which I took on my way to work last week.
This isn't one of these "London to Brighton in 5 minutes" high speed videos, it's real-time footage. Believe it or not, however, I covered 30km.
Compare this to Southern Railway, where my 21km commute takes over half an hour. Even off-peak, the Shanghai Maglev is cheaper and I'm pretty sure that if it did snow here it wouldn't come grinding to a halt.
It makes you wonder where it all goes wrong in the UK, though on the plus side I do get a free paper and time in which to read it. You've got to love the Metro.*
*and thelondonpaper, of course. No commute home should normally be complete without random photographs of the lovely Kelly Brook.