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Misleading messages
wrote: On Saturday, 18 January 2020 10:32:44 UTC, Weather or Not wrote: Yesterday, I wanted to catch the 14.14 Bloxwich to Cannock, about 14.05 an announcement was made the train was cancelled, so I caught the bus instead. When I got back home, I checked Realtime Trains website, and found that the train I wanted did actually run it got to Bloxwich 7 mins late. Why do NR...
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Front-boarding only for BBs
Passengers using London's New Routemaster buses will only be able to board them using the front door in future, transport bosses have said. The vehicles were originally designed to allow people to enter through doors in the rear, middle or at the front. But a Transport for London (TfL) pilot on one route showed fare evasion rates were twice as high on New Routemasters compared to other...
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New rail map for London & The South...
It's green, but when folded it's much smaller and thicker than the previous editions, having more folds than before. Exeter has reappeared on the map after about 10 years of absence, and Great Malvern and Bristol appear for the first time. My favourite change is that Norfolk is now fully covered. I always thought a map that showed the whole coast from Weymouth to Felixstowe and also showed...
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What was Kings Cross LU station closed...
I tried to enter Kings Cross St Pancras LU station last night, around 20:30 and found the entrances closed, and Please Evacuate warnings being played on the PA, with the occasional Inspector Sands message interspersed. I hung around for a few minutes before giving up and getting home another way. There was one fire engine parked outside one of the entrances. Does anyone know what the problem...
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Funding Freedom passes
So, I've forgotten where we started the discussion of this issue but, for those who are interested, I'll post what I have discovered here It seems that someone has already asked an FOI that went much of the way to answering the points I required and the answer (s)he received was: "this information is already in the public domain, you will find it here"
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Crossrail delayed until final quarter...
He said: “If you wandered around the stations, as I did at this time last year, these stations looked as though they were complete. “I went back a few months later and tiles had to be taken away, platforms had to be re-opened up because of some of the wiring of the system, some of the processes and equipment which were supposed to have been installed simply weren’t...
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no circle line today
(nor the central Met/District) Who'd have thought that this would make it so hard to get where you want to go in Z1 You have to find the alternative bus route/stop and the alternative journey take "forever" Of course it's my fault really for not putting my journey into the planner before I travelled
by tim...
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Boris Bus horror
We took a number 19 bus ride today through central london. A boris bus turned up. Unfortunately as it turned out since the engine didn't turn off once in the 15 mins we were on the bus and apart from a couple of occasions never went to idle either. Instead it remained at what I'd guess was 1000-1500rpm most of the way and as luck would have it that was a resonance frequency of a number of the...
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London St Pancras to Bedford
I sometimes take a train (to my younger daughter) who lives in Bedford. As you may know there are 2 services from St Pancras to Bedford. A slow one run by Thameslink and a fast one run by EMR I go to the booking office and ask for an off peak day return and for 15.70 get handed a ticket that states "From London Thameslink to Bedford Valid via any permitted route" I invariably take the fast...
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Amusing YouTube caption
Geoff Marshall tweets: thanks, Youtube subtitles. i *knew* there was something dodgey about Harrow & Wealdstone, i just couldn't put my finger on it at the time https://mobile.twitter.com/geofftech/status/1206710104726351872
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Decarbonised Barbican street
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/zero-emission-street-to-totally-ban-petrol-and-diesel-vehicles-60dnjpmkk?shareToken=feb9a3f7927205b3e0f1309ba7954349
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TfL Contradictory Announcements
puffernutter wrote: Do people listen to what is said? Whilst having an extended wait at Paddington Circle/H&C platforms this morning the the Public Address (Sonya) came out with; "Please stand behind the yellow line at all times" (so how do you ever board a train?) Shortly followed by; "Please wait until the train has come to a complete stop before boarding" (but that...
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Cats' lungs
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/clever-cats-eye-filters-suck-up-car-exhaust-fumes-6rfx5mtft?shareToken=7b115d8167545e6d7988722da21ee9e7 Extract: Vehicle pollution will be sucked out of the road under plans to install cat’s eye-style filters at the most toxic junctions. Technology has been developed that uses low-energy fans between lanes to pull in exhaust fumes before treating the...
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378s refresh
Seems like the Overground 378s are having a refresh. New seat moquettes and a slightly different external paint/vinyl job. Looks quite nice.
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Reading Is Now On The Tube Map
https://londonist.com/london/transport/new-tube-map-december- 2019-crossrail-elizabeth-line-reading Apologies to those who don't regard TfL Reading services as "The Tube". -- Roland Perry
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Paul Corfield
I believe Paul was a regular here some time ago (and was very knowledgable about LUL and buses). I've just been informed that he died last Sunday 24 November 2019 from cancer. He will be sorely missed.
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Jobsworth driver
I was sitting in a Great Northern train at Finsbury Park this afternoon when a Thameslink train pulled in and a couple of women ran out to catch our train. Now a normal person in the cab would have waited for them to get on, but no, not the one in our train - he shut the doors in their faces. So either: A) He wasn't monitoring the platforms when he shut the doors or B) He's a complete jobsworth...
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Heathrow Express slashes fares (so it...
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/heathrow-express-ticket-cheap-train-fares-airport-crossrail-travel-a9165661.html
by tim...
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Orion 769 Flex cargo services into...
From: https://www.ft.com/content/c2b51fd2-f19f-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195?segmentId=080b04f5-af92-ae6f-0513-095d44fb3577 One of the Britain’s busiest railway stations is set to take on a new role as a freight hub as part of a plan to shuttle goods to central London from a container port using old passenger trains. The first service, which is due to start in May between London Gateway...
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Latest Heathrow master plan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48668001
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