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TfL Word Stupidity for serious...
On Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:54:32 UTC+1, Offramp wrote: Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7 memorial. Here is the text from the accompanying tag: "In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005 and with enduring respect for their families and all those who where effected that day and...
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Contactless cap
On Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:54:36 UTC+1, Jarle Hammen Knudsen wrote: If I travel between zones 1-5, will that count towards a zones 1-4 Monday to Sunday cap? If I travel between zones 2-4, will that count towards a zones 1-4 Monday to Sunday cap? -- jhk
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Goblin latest
It's looking fairly likely that TfL will have to give away their diesel trains before the electric trains are ready, and might end up bustituting for a while. https://www.londonreconnections.com/2018/beyond-thameslink-and-crossrail-a-london-transport-update/ -- Basil Jet - listening to (Mi-Mz)... Michael Chapman. Michael Karoli. Michael Nyman. Michael Rother. Mick Karn. Mick Ronson. Mickey...
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To Dover from New Eltham
Looks like I need your advice again. On Sunday 19 August I want to travel from New Eltham to Dover Priory arriving before 11, returning from Dover after 18:30. I'm doing Dover Castle. Southeastern has a £25 off-peak day return offer, see https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/destinations-and-offers/offers Problem is I do not want to travel if it involves replacement buses
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NR long term plans for Waterloo
https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/deck-over-waterloo-says-network-rail-boss/10033062.article
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Electric buses at waterloo
There was an article in the Evening Standard last night about the bus garage near waterloo that has europes largest fleet of battery electric buses. Apparently they had to install their own "generator". Now knowing the quality of journalism in the standard I wonder if they meant generator or substation because if its the former it completely defeats the point of having electric buses in central...
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Just wondering...
Why someone would be so keen to push tranquilisers in this group? After all, we all know that London is not a stressful place to live and work. ;-) -- Tciao for Now! John.
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Elizabeth line curiosity
Geoff's latest video shows the signs over the platform screen doors at TCR. https://youtu.be/lKC-QBxbdj4?t=6m37s There is a wheelchair symbol at Paddington but not at Bond Street. I wonder why? -- Basil Jet - listening to (Mi-Mz)... Michael Chapman. Michael Karoli. Michael Nyman. Michael Rother. Mick Karn. Mick Ronson. Mickey Hart.
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Future Crossrail station at London City...
I notice that there isn't a Crossrail station at London City Airport. Has provision been made to add such a station in the future if/ when the authorities decide to pay for it?
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Signal failure at Victoria
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44721415 -- Graeme Wall This account not read.
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An opera about London buses
I have just discovered that in 2005 Michael Nyman did an opera called "Man & Boy: Dada" which includes tracks called "A Few Things I Collect Beside Bus Tickets" and "This Was A Good One - Ponders End To Waterloo" .... the latter obviously being a reference to the 149 bus. I'm a massive fan of his earlier work but think he was past his sell-by date in 2005. I haven't listened to this one yet,...
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Electric black cabs
I've seen them on the streets for a while up until now from a distance. Today I saw one up close - they're pretty big brutes. Bigger than a current diesel cab and bigger , though lower , than a range rover I suspect. I'm sure thats nice for the cabbie and the passengers but it can't help the range much dragging that much mass about.
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Usual no progress at Waterloo...
Very little seems to have happened there since I last had a look. They've filled in some holes in the floor and cut a hole in the railway deck for some steps. That seems to be about it. Either they're building a secret underground government bunker under there or NR and their contractors are the most useless pillocks ever to wear flourescent jackets because in the last year 4 towers, 2 of them...
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How many employees per gate do London's...
Heathrow Airport is one of the largest employment sites in London with over 76,600 people working within the Airport boundary creating gross value added (GVA) of almost £3.3 billion http://www.airpor****ch.org.uk/2014/02/heathrow-cutting-200-jobs-20-of-total-core-staff-due-to-caa-restriction-on-landing-charge-rises/ With 231 gates, that's over 300 employees per gate or over 150 employees per...
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First LO Aventra on display
The first class 710 has been shown to the press at Willesden depot. The delayed entry into service on the GOBLIN will be in November: http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/europe/single-view/view/new-generation-london-overground-train-unveiled.html
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How do I pay for DLR? And barrier stuck...
I used the DLR yesterday and seeing no barriers or anywhere where I needed to tap my Oyster card I didnt do so. How are you meant to use the DLR as I assume its not free? And will I be fined? Earlier I went from Victoria to Tower Hill and the barrier was stuck open at Victoria so I went through but my debit card didnt work at Tower Hill so the guy tried it for me and asked how I managed to...
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Heat effect on rails
It seem that some UK train are running slow as the warm weather is having an effect o the track. How do other countries manage to run trains including High Speed when the weather is hot yet the UK cannot. I have travelled on trains in Spain at the height of summer and there is no problems with heat affecting the tracks.
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What went wrong with the new Thameslink...
A sorry tale with many deserving of blame, and no heroes: https://www.londonreconnections.com/2018/holy-grails-and-thameslink-fails-part-2-the-plan-that-went-wrong/ One thing I hadn't appreciated was how much of the plan depended on GBRf drivers, because GTR didn't have enough.
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Elizabeth Line trains stored at OOC
Anyone travelling to and from Paddington on the GWR has probably noticed the growing number of Elizabeth Line trains parked in the OOC Depot sidings. But I had a closer look from a footbridge over the nearby canal: https://www.flickr.com/photos/recliner/albums/72157695029566492 The trains on view in the 33 stabling roads are the full 9-car length, and are identified as Elizabeth Line, not TfL...
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Met line Kilburn crash
Found this old video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS3Ey20NymI I hope the S stock has better crash resistance than the A stock had. Its a bit of a mess for a 20mph collision IMO.
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Explosion at Southgate tube station
Not thought to be terror related. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5862467/Police-rush-scene-small-explosion-Southgate-Tube-Station.html -- Basil Jet - listening to music from 1981(G-Q) ... Gang Of Four - Gary Numan - Glenn Branca - Grace Jones - Heaven 17 - Holger Czukay - Japan - Joe Jackson - Josef K - Killing Joke - Kissing The Pink - Klaus Nomi - Kraftwerk - MX-80 Sound -...
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Three people hit by train, Loughborough...
Three people have died after being hit by a train at a railway station in south London this morning. Police said three bodies were found on the tracks at Loughborough Junction near Brixton, shortly after 7.30am on Monday. The deaths are being treated as unexplained, British Transport Police said. Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson from British Transport Police,
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Contactless tube payment accepted by...
Hi guys I had 2.87 in my Natwest business account. This account has no overdraft so typically doesn't let me spend if the transaction would take me below 0. Anyway yesterday I made a journey from Victoria to Highgate, from Highgate to Victoria, Victoria to Westminster and Charing Cross to Highgate. I was able to touch my contactless card to open the barriers for all these journeys. Today I...
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Siemens wins giant LU Tube train order
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/siemens-wins-94-train-deep-tube-order Well, well, well: Siemens has sharpened its pencil and beaten the Bombardier-Hitachi consortium to this giant order, that should eventually replace all the trains on four LU tube lines, starting with the Piccadilly. I must admit that I thought Bombardier-Hitachi would be the favourite to win this biggest-ever LU...
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Mr. Khan's Latest Environmental Venture.
I've just received an email from TfL announcing that Mr Khan will proceed with his scheme to clamp down on vehicle emissions in the area surrounded by the North and South Circular Roads. https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/air-quality-consultation-phase-3b/?cid=airquality-consultation I am a motorist, living in this zone and I hope I will not be affected adversely. To repeat a point I...
by Robin9
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Plan to pedestrianise London's Oxford...
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/oxford-street-pedestrianisation-london-sadiq-khan-westminster-council-scrapped-a8388791.html
by tim...
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Crossrail rolling stock
Staff at Liverpool Street told me tonight that they have about one or two Class 345 trains visiting the station per WEEK. Is this because all the tested ones have gone west so they have to wait for new ones to arrive? -- Basil Jet - listening to music from 1981(A-F) ... A Certain Ratio - Adam & The Ants - Altered Images - Art Objects - Artery - Bauhaus - Blurt - Brian Eno & David Byrne -...
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New rail and tube map - printed version...
I see that along with the new timetables there is a new on-line map of London's rail and tube services at https://tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/london-rail-and-tube-services-map.pdf Has anyone found a printed version available anywhere? Once upon a time they used to be obtainable from many stations under the title "London Connections". -- Clive Page
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So no jubilee line strike after all
More empty threats from the RMT or did the lazy bolshevics not get enough support from the sane section of their membership and decided to save face instead?
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Oxford Court & Its Coganets
I was at Cannon St station a few days ago and I thought I'd pop into St Swithuns Gardens. Shut! Building work. Those gardens are in Oxford Court which is about the size of a penny-up piste. It is such a difference from Oxford Street, which is so huge. But what about central London versions of Oxford Avenue, Lane, Crescent,, Mews, Alley or Road?
by Offramp
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