London Reconnections are creating longform on transport politics, logistics and history
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The world of transport is both fascinating and complex. We think this means it deserves to be written about in detail - and have been doing that for over nine years now.

Maybe you know us from our look at how Uber works in London, maybe it's from our piece on the Victoria line's quest to be the fastest railway on the world. Maybe you've just read what we've written about world-changing train crashes or the history of Zeppelins in British service. Whatever it is that you read, we hoped you liked it as much as we enjoyed writing it.

But here's a sneaky truth: London Reconnections doesn't make money. We all have proper jobs as well. Which is fine - because  making money is not our goal - writing good, longform journalism is. With the help of subscriptions to our semi-regular magazine, and the occasional understanding sponsor, we come close to breaking even and that's great! We're generally happy with that.

There's always more we'd like to do though and more stories we'd like to tell - many of which would require research trips or the purchase of books, photos and other media that we can't really afford from our own pockets.

We've been told a few times now that we should provide a way for people to consciously support "Special Projects" as well as regular running costs -  that is, a way to help us create specific articles that they would like, or that we would like but know we'd need money to do.

So that's what this page is for. Whether it's because you don't want to pick up a subscription but still want to show your support for our weekly writing, or because you like the idea of being involved in helping to create new, interesting pieces, we're grateful for your support.

And who knows, maybe one day Mike, Nicole, Pedantic and I will get to do that trans-Siberian railway trip we've always wanted to do...

Love and best wishes,

The gang at LR Towers
Rewards
You tapped in!
$1 or more per month 60 patrons
Thanks for showing your support. Every little helps! For this you get:
  • An exclusive monthly roundup of what we're working on and what's coming up
  • The warm and fuzzy knowledge that you're helping us write
You hit your daily cap!
$5 or more per month 37 patrons
Wow! You're a star. For this you get
  • The exclusive monthly roundup
  • Occasional posts of extra bits we find (from pictures to comments) that - for whatever reason - we don't post to the site. This will happen about once every couple of weeks
  • That warm, fuzzy feeling of supporting good journalism again
Weekly travelcard!
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
Blimey! Righto! For this you get:
  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • An actual physical pint. Seriously. Come to an LR meetup. We'll buy you one every time.
Monthly travelcard!
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Seriously. We're overwhelmed by your support. For this you get:

  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • A patron-only poll, once a month to help us decide which podcast or article we should put our efforts behind out of a few choices
  • Two pints (or beverages of your choice)!
Book of the month club!
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You really are super-special. So you get:
  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • An actual book once a month
That's right, once a month we'll pick out a transport paperback (old or new) we think you'd like and send you a copy.

Please pledge at least $60 if you're outside the UK and want to get that book!
Line controller!
$150 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Bloody hell. You really are awesome. For this you get:

  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • A shout-out at the beginning of our podcast. Which - with two backers at this level - will be a monthly thing now.

Fat controller!
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Let's be honest - no one is going to do this (we wouldn't) but it's fun to have it:

  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • Once a month, we will work with you to pick a topic for a 2500 - 3000 word article. If we can't agree, we'll refund you your money.
Transport Authority
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
You are TfL and we claim our five pounds. Seriously - we know this'll never get picked but hey, fun to dream.

  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • Something awesome. God knows what. Want a tour of London transport? Want a custom talk for your friends or local history group? Seriously. We're open to ideas. The world is your Oyster (that pun you get for free)
Goals
$342 of $350 per month
This is actually enough for us to make our podcast a monthly feature.

This would make Nicole very happy, and us too.
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The world of transport is both fascinating and complex. We think this means it deserves to be written about in detail - and have been doing that for over nine years now.

Maybe you know us from our look at how Uber works in London, maybe it's from our piece on the Victoria line's quest to be the fastest railway on the world. Maybe you've just read what we've written about world-changing train crashes or the history of Zeppelins in British service. Whatever it is that you read, we hoped you liked it as much as we enjoyed writing it.

But here's a sneaky truth: London Reconnections doesn't make money. We all have proper jobs as well. Which is fine - because  making money is not our goal - writing good, longform journalism is. With the help of subscriptions to our semi-regular magazine, and the occasional understanding sponsor, we come close to breaking even and that's great! We're generally happy with that.

There's always more we'd like to do though and more stories we'd like to tell - many of which would require research trips or the purchase of books, photos and other media that we can't really afford from our own pockets.

We've been told a few times now that we should provide a way for people to consciously support "Special Projects" as well as regular running costs -  that is, a way to help us create specific articles that they would like, or that we would like but know we'd need money to do.

So that's what this page is for. Whether it's because you don't want to pick up a subscription but still want to show your support for our weekly writing, or because you like the idea of being involved in helping to create new, interesting pieces, we're grateful for your support.

And who knows, maybe one day Mike, Nicole, Pedantic and I will get to do that trans-Siberian railway trip we've always wanted to do...

Love and best wishes,

The gang at LR Towers

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Rewards
You tapped in!
$1 or more per month 60 patrons
Thanks for showing your support. Every little helps! For this you get:
  • An exclusive monthly roundup of what we're working on and what's coming up
  • The warm and fuzzy knowledge that you're helping us write
You hit your daily cap!
$5 or more per month 37 patrons
Wow! You're a star. For this you get
  • The exclusive monthly roundup
  • Occasional posts of extra bits we find (from pictures to comments) that - for whatever reason - we don't post to the site. This will happen about once every couple of weeks
  • That warm, fuzzy feeling of supporting good journalism again
Weekly travelcard!
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
Blimey! Righto! For this you get:
  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • An actual physical pint. Seriously. Come to an LR meetup. We'll buy you one every time.
Monthly travelcard!
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Seriously. We're overwhelmed by your support. For this you get:

  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • A patron-only poll, once a month to help us decide which podcast or article we should put our efforts behind out of a few choices
  • Two pints (or beverages of your choice)!
Book of the month club!
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You really are super-special. So you get:
  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • An actual book once a month
That's right, once a month we'll pick out a transport paperback (old or new) we think you'd like and send you a copy.

Please pledge at least $60 if you're outside the UK and want to get that book!
Line controller!
$150 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Bloody hell. You really are awesome. For this you get:

  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • A shout-out at the beginning of our podcast. Which - with two backers at this level - will be a monthly thing now.

Fat controller!
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Let's be honest - no one is going to do this (we wouldn't) but it's fun to have it:

  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • Once a month, we will work with you to pick a topic for a 2500 - 3000 word article. If we can't agree, we'll refund you your money.
Transport Authority
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
You are TfL and we claim our five pounds. Seriously - we know this'll never get picked but hey, fun to dream.

  • Everything from the previous tiers
  • Something awesome. God knows what. Want a tour of London transport? Want a custom talk for your friends or local history group? Seriously. We're open to ideas. The world is your Oyster (that pun you get for free)