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Drilling the Drain?
Just west of Blackfriars Bridge, some boats with cranes on them seem to be drilling into the bed of the Thames near the north bank. I'm guessing that this is approximately over the Waterloo & City Line, so does anyone know what's happening?
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Latest Progress Or Lack Thereof Of...
The development of the Tin Lizzie Line falters ... as Crossrail winds down ... https://www.londonreconnections.com/2018/crossrail-western-progress/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/western-section/ Most stations are still building sites, or work has not yet even been started.
by C[_2_]
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UK bus and train staff are being...
How to Spot Trafficked Child Drug Couriers April 6, 2018 UK bus and train staff are being trained to spot trafficked children who are used by gangs to transport drugs and cash between cities and rural towns. https://www.freedomunited.org/news/spot-trafficked-child-drug-couriers === It would be useful for others to have this training too. But then sitting in the window of our local MacD's it...
by C[_2_]
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Hanwell Station
It's planned to have lifts added this year. I hope they won't butcher the station too much, because it's a listed building and is quite historic and worth visiting if you're in the area.
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Ebbsfleet Garden City finally developing
From: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/04/05/housebuilders-buy-land-1bn-worth-homes-ebbsfleet/ Housebuilders have bought land for £1bn worth of homes in the latest phase of the development of the new Government-backed garden city at Ebbsfleet - the largest land purchase since the project's inception. Countryside Properties, Clarion Housing Group and Barratt Homes have struck a deal...
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Bye for now :)
All, I thought I should probably say something rather than just disappear completely as I have been posting in here since 1990-mumble. But I'm finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with this as well as other forums and social media. Therefore I won't be in here much if at all in future, though I am about on other forms of social media etc.
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Ex-Victoria line unit at Action Town
I came across this strange 2-car ex-Victoria Line unit in the siding at Acton Town today: https://www.flickr.com/photos/recliner/albums/72157665392527907 I see it's been discussed on District Dave's forum: http://districtdavesforum.co.uk/thread/29230/67-stock-remaining-units Despite the Victoria Line sign in one cab window, it seems they're actually 72TS, and rather smart. From the...
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Shortest London Bus Route
On Friday, April 19, 2002 at 12:14:56 AM UTC+1, Matt Forbes wrote: E1? anything shorter? Matt Ealing 507 goes from warterloo to victoria
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2 london bendy buses spotted
I saw 2 of them today doing stirling service at Waddeson manor. No sign of any fires and easy to board with a pushchair and probably 60 people all boarded within about 20 seconds. Who would want a bus like that eh?
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tube delay refunds
Yesterday, when I got back to LHR I went down to the platforms at T123 and waited (along with a 100 other people) 20-25 minutes for a train to appear. So that entitles me (and everybody else on the platform at that time, plus probably everybody waiting at all the stations to Acton Town) to a refund for my/their journey. I tried doing it online, but because I originally registered my card to...
by tim...
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When will the 700s reach moorgate?
I used the moorgate line today. Still no sign of the 700s down there, just the usual 313s which don't look like they've had any TLC for a long time now. Are the 700s still waiting approval to run down there or do great northern want to use the 700s on just the express routes initiallt?
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Whistle
Geoff's latest video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aP2rMRO_WA .... shows a couple of WHISTLE boards in the vicinity of the Watford Met Branch triangle. Why are these locations singled out for whistling? How many whistle points exist on the tube? Wouldn't a fixed whistle activated by the presence of a train be a better solution?
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Crossrail fares announced - and a...
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/elizabeth-line-fares-to-match-tube-prices-but-heathrow-passengers-set-to-pay-premium-a3791496.html Excessive premiumm to LHR from Z1 - £7.20, from Z2 only £4.50, otherwise normal fares. And Crossrail now appears to go more northerly than was expected!
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Bakerloo line tunnel
I took my first ride on the bakerloo line for years this morning and I noticed that southbound from charing X to waterloo the tunnel lining suddenly changes into rather old looking concrete for a fair distance. Is this due to WW2 bombing or something else? The iron rings resume just before waterloo.
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Mail Rail (Post Office Railway) visit
I'm sure many people here have already visited and ridden on Mail Rail museum, which opened last autumn. I finally got around to it last week. This was my second visit to the railway, having been on an organised visit about 40 years ago, when it was in full operation. Of course, I didn't get a ride that time. For anyone who's interested, but hasn't yet been, here are a few observations and...
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Early DLR aerial shot
I came across this historic image on Twitter, showing the just-built DLR viaduct crossing the derelict docks at Canary Wharf, before the skyscrapers were parachuted in. The absense of trains suggests that the pic was taken in 1986 or 87. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DX35RTNXUAYGYKe?format=jpg&name=large Now, of course, the left of those three docks contains the future Crossrail station, the...
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Taxi fares in Norwich
Norwich is not a huge city, but it's not small either. When I was there recently taxi fares were a flat £5 for every journey within the city limits. Those limits covered more or less everywhere inside the A47 diameter. If we had a similar thing in London, with hackneys charging £7 instead of that baffling logarithmic Huskisson scale that they currently use, they might get more custom.
by Offramp
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Crossrail: no easy Jubilee Line...
Yesterday I took one of the public tours of the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf which was somewhat interesting. Many of the escalators and lifts were working and they were starting fit out the platforms and to run test trains through, apparently. The appearance wasn't all that different from many of the Jubilee Line stations except for the use of yellow, "canary yellow" they said, to...
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Thameslink 2018 (pictures)
In article -september ..org, (Recliner) wrote: Roland Perry wrote: In message , at 20:04:32 on Wed, 28 Feb 2018, remarked: Do we gather that you and Roland were on the same train but unaware of each other
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Crossrail latest videos
Maiden Class 345 voyage through tunnels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEGyP3A2PmE Class 345 at Paddington surface station https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gig2duTj33Y
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Thameslink 2018 (pictures)
I braved the snow to travel on the first northbound Thameslink train to use the Canal Tunnels, the Horsham to Peterborough. I travelled from East Croydon to Finsbury Park. However, I almost missed it at East Croydon: it was increasingly running late, and there was a last minute, unannounced platform change, from 4 to 2. Luckily, I spotted the changed departures board, and just made it up and...
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"Tube Challenge"
An (online) article about travelling on every San Francisco Muni route set me wondering about out Tube Challenge. When the Northern Line to Battersea opens that will become part of the challenge one assumes. But what about the Elizabeth Line?
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Crossrail Railway Systems: End to...
On 2018\02\17 19:04, wrote: https://youtu.be/d-RzWLxPQCs I hadn't actually realised that the railway was on the surface between Connaught Tunnel and North Woolwich. Amazing that they didn't build a station here, with a travelator under Holt Road to the airport. This must the be nearest that a railway has ever opened to an airport without making any attempt to serve it. There don't seem...
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Uber faces fresh regulations from TfL...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/02/15/uber-faces-fresh-regulations-tfl-ahead-licence-appeal/
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Explosion on district line
Looks like it could be an improvised device, or some builders chemicals that overheated. Hopefully the latter but seems unlikely to me. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41278545 -- Spud
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Gaps in the Oxford St red wall
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39652931 The number of bus routes on London's Oxford Street has been cut by 40% ahead of its potential pedestrianisation. Transport for London (TfL) said 23 London bus routes along Europe's busiest shopping street will cut or re-routed. TfL said the changes would reduce congestion and improve reliability. But it also admitted some customers would need...
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Woking to Heathrow
OK, so I have had it with the Woking RailAir coach link. I need an alternative means of reaching the airport. Train from the South Coast to Woking is fine. But what are the alternatives for reaching the airport? Has anyone used Uber? How does it work? What is the service like?
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