"Lord Ashford, Chairman of the London Passenger Transport Board [known as London Transport or LT], noticed one morning that the lid of his desk inkstand rattled. It disturbed him. He told his secretary that it had to stop. Early next morning before the trains were running on the Underground, a maintenance gang examined the rails running through St James Park Station, over which his office stands. Finally they discovered a little bump on one of the rails. It was smoothed away, the inkstand stopped rattling, and the passengers had one less jolt that morning on their way to work."