Jamie Andrews


I run Loco2 with my sister Kate and a great and growing team. We’re based in Shoreditch, London. My role at Loco2 is mainly about leading product development, but also financial planning/raising investment when necessary. I also do some front-end coding (HAML/SASS) when required.

I write blogs on Loco2 but there are lots of things beyond trains and software that interest me, and so that’s why I have this blog as well (although finding the time to write as much as I’d like is a challenge). You can also follow me on Twitter.

I’ve recently written a guest post for Wired about European rail data. and another one about Googlemaps adding UK train routes.

I definitely didn’t have anything to do with this spoof Financial Times website.

From 2008 to 2010 I worked in a business development role at AMEE.

From 2007 to 2008 I worked at Torchbox project-managing The Carbon Account.

Before working for Torchbox, I worked at a clean energy technology incubator, and managed a European Commission renewable energy project.

I’ve written various articles for The Ecologist: my most recent article (published May 2010) was about open source approaches to tackling climate change. I’ve also written an an article about Carbon Rationing Action Groups, and one on about personal carbon trading. You can read an extended (more policy-focused) version of the personal carbon trading artilce here.

I’ve appeared as an expert on carbon in Q Music Magazine, where I helped them calculate the footprint of three artists’ tours

I have a BA in History from the University of Sheffield and I like utilising the analytical skills I learnt during my degree.

October 17th 2018
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Goodbye old blog

I have categorically failed to write even one single post since I committed to my writing resolution literally six years ago (in the meantime I did build and sell Loco2 so I'm not being too harsh on myself). I am now officially retiring this blog. Please head over to my new ...
July 18th 2012
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A writing resolution

As those of you who know me will know, I quite enjoy writing. For those of you who have known me for the past six years or longer, you will probably be bored of me talking about the fantastic idea for a play that I had in 2006 but have ...
August 11th 2011
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A new politics for a new era

Check out this video of an articulate young black man explaining to Boris Johnson what he believes to be the causes of the recent London riots: I agree with everything that the man says, up until the point where he solely blames foreign spending for the lack of money to spend ...
July 28th 2011
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I’ve got a fucking bag!

I recently bought the domain name ivegotafuckingbag.com. Every time I visit a shop I am massively frustrated by the fact that I am offered a bag for anything but smallest of items. Every single time I have my own bag, and I have to politely interrupt the cashier as they attempt ...
July 28th 2011
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Plastic bags: Jamie versus Tesco

I've lost the very original email, but this is the bulk of our correspondence from last year: ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jamie Andrews" Date: 19 September 2010 Subject: Customer service feedback Hi, I am writing to you because my previous contact to Tesco customer support left my enquiry basically unanswered. I wrote a considered email about the ...


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