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Croydon
Apparently the Centrale shopping centre (which only opened in 2004) is to be merged with the Whitgift Centre. I think this will probably create the largest shopping centre in the UK, since the combined area of the current centres is only just short of the Metro Centre in Newcastle. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41983441 This page suggests that East Croydon may gain a fourth...
November 15th 17 09:10 AM
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Proposed trams under Cambridge
Certes wrote: On 13/11/17 10:29, Recliner wrote: I'm surprised our hyperactive Cambridge and Ely correspondents haven't posted this story: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/plan-for-underground-line-to-run-under-cambridge-centre-s29mmk858?shareToken=0fdf69714488066c31bc93f5152e2fd0 That's going to make Edinburgh Council look like a paragon of financial prudence. ...
November 13th 17 03:28 PM
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A Couple of Central Line Questions
wrote: I saw an eastbound 60TS service train arriving last week into North Acton, from where it turned and departed westwards. I am curious how that model, which does not have auto pilot and only moves based on wayside aspects, is able to operate on the Central Line; Does the 'all' aspect on that line's signal indicate that a train under manual and with no sort of cab...
November 11th 17 10:36 PM
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Old Oak details
In the southern side of the main formation there is a canopy approx 300m long. Quail 2002 says that this is a "toilet discharge siding" - golly! Never seen any of those elsewhere - why would a 300m canopy be needed?
November 11th 17 08:42 AM
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Should've gone to Specsavers
http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/10/london-bus-with-specsavers-advert-loses-its-roof-in-a-crash-7070007/ I presume the inspector was giving instructions to one of the learner drivers. I'm not sure why there would be two learner drivers on the one bus though.
November 11th 17 07:45 AM
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Uber loses appeal against workers rights
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5069609/Uber-LOSES-appeal-against-paying-minimum-wage.html No surprises there - their arguments that I heard were legal nonsense (presumably other papers are available if you have a route behind their paywall) yes here we a https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/10/uber-loses-appeal-employment-rights-workers
November 10th 17 02:49 PM
by tim...
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Drivers refuse to serve GN&C tunnel...
On 2017\11\07 06:13, Recliner wrote: Incidentally, TfL (LO or LU)would probably do a better job of looking after the Moorgate tunnels: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pollution-masks-for-train-staff-after-health-concerns-tunnel-runs-past-arsenal-stadium-to-moorgate-station-govia-thameslink-railway-l65gsbkwg?shareToken=13286e9c0815a38ffebe6e572a6c4734 This needs its own thread!
November 7th 17 02:49 PM
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Partially pedestrianised Oxford St in...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41878406
November 6th 17 03:34 PM
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Does a Metro anywhere have a first...
Does any city's mass transit have a first class section? India's Supreme Court weighs the issue of a sitting only class in the Delhi Metro, with fares ~5 times as high: https://www.mensxp.com/special-features/today/28934-supreme-court-suggests-letting-the-rich-book-seats-on-the-delhi-metro-for-high-prices.html
November 4th 17 10:34 AM
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Metropolitan Line Extension doomed
On Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:34:09 GMT Recliner wrote: wrote: On Thu, 2 Nov 2017 17:05:58 -0000 (UTC) Recliner wrote: But even if the cost could be brought back down to a 'mere' £284m, the business case is still very thin (little extra revenue or traffic). I never understood the rationale behind it. Who would use it? Certainly not many people who wanted to go from central...
November 3rd 17 09:48 AM
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Paddington Crossrail
A square area beneath the clock on platform 1 which I think was closed off for a long time is now open. It will lead to Crossrail, but not yet (obviously).
October 31st 17 04:45 AM
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London Bridge canopy detail
Parts of the canopies are linked by metal grids over the trains. They look like they were put up to support a glass roof but the roof was cancelled. Does anyone know what's going on? And why are they only a few carriages long?
October 31st 17 04:00 AM
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London City airport expansion
The airport will get a full length taxiway, more parking stands and an expanded terminal building. https://airwaysmag.com/airports/london-city-updates-plans-400m-development/ http://www.airport-technology.com/features/featurethe-big-picture-uk-airport-expansion-in-the-south-east-5032686/featurethe-big-picture-uk-airport-expansion-in-the-south-east-5032686-1.html Some before and after shots...
October 30th 17 03:49 PM
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Beck's air map
It seems Harry Beck didn't confine himself to designing non-geographic Tube maps. I came across this Imperial Airlines air route map he created in 1935: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNOBfs-W0AA3KJm.jpg:large Air routes were rather infrequent back then, and Beck came up with a rather complicated way of showing weekly, twice-weekly, etc frequencies. It seems that even back then, airlines had...
October 28th 17 04:18 PM
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Railway map for iPhone
On 2017\10\24 22:38, Basil Jet wrote: My Zuta national rail map app has stopped working with the latest iOS. Can anyone suggest a decent national rail map that still works? I don't even need route planning or any other facilities, just something to refer to while reading RAIL. Freight lines and junction names would be a bonus, but stations and formations only would do. TOCs are an...
October 25th 17 05:06 PM
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Paddington C5 program
A series about Paddington station started last night. They showed video of the HST derailment there along with recovery efforts which was pretty interesting and enlightening (especially the poor track workers having to work in human waste). Apparently the cause was track spread due to rotten sleepers. You'd think someone might have checked but I guess they didn't expect much to happen at 5mph.
October 24th 17 09:43 AM
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Picc RATs
I had my first sighting of one of the two new 73TS RATs on Friday. The 3-car train didn't have any external identification, apart from paper signs on the doors saying it wasn't in passenger service. I assume this means they'll return to passenger service after the 2017 leaf fall season?
October 22nd 17 03:04 AM
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Abbey Wood station
Rebuilt station to open (Southeastern platforms only) "October 2017" - has it opened yet?
October 21st 17 02:26 AM
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Loading screen at Shoreditch
Roland Perry wrote: In message -sept ember.org, at 19:25:56 on Thu, 19 Oct 2017, Recliner remarked: Nevertheless - hurrah! And I assume that little problems like that will be fixed when the system is rolled out more widely. ...But surely if, in the future, trains consist of one long walkthru carriage, then the whole system will be defunct.
October 20th 17 06:15 PM
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Additional Jubilee and Northen trains...
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-41572173 Transport for London (TfL) confirmed it was "temporarily pausing" plans to buy more Jubilee and Northern line trains. Improvements aimed to allow trains to run more frequently, TfL had said. London Assembly Conservatives said a budget shortfall had led to the pause. Leaders of the Aslef union said overcrowding would worsen and the delay...
October 11th 17 04:34 AM
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Waterloo eurostar platforms closed again
I guess using them for suburban services was just a brief interruption to normal service. It appears to be back to business as usual with the temporary entrance boarded up and nothing going on.
October 10th 17 01:38 PM
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Oxford to London commute
Hi all, I am new in here and I would like your opinion and help. I found a job in London while my wife got a position in Oxford and we were thinking of living in Oxford as it is slightly cheaper and I would commute daily to London. By reading other threads it seems that the most convenient way is to take the train but the annual ticket is ridiculously expensive (~5000 !!!!!). The buses is...
October 10th 17 12:32 PM
by GeorgeK
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City Road station
I haven't had a good look, but I think they have completely demolished the surface building that's been there as long as I remember, and are building a new block, probably of flats. I imagine its function as an emergency exit has not been compromised, although I'm not certain.
October 9th 17 08:01 PM
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Crossrail transition
Another TfL paper - this time setting out progress for Crossrail and the preparations for running into Heathrow from next May and the wider preparation for start of Central London services in 14 months time. https://tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/pic-20171013-agenda-item13.pdf You will note that several issues are now on critical paths with little flexibility to cope with delays. These...
October 9th 17 12:18 PM
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Crossrail 2 next steps
TfL have published a paper in which they set out the situation with Crossrail 2 and what they hope are the next steps. https://tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/pic-20171013-agenda-item15.pdf As you can see from the paper the election knocked things sideways and the hopes are now on an announcement around budget time in terms of accepting the strategic business case. There are obvious issues...
October 9th 17 12:15 PM
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Extra trains for Overground
In case anyone is interested TfL have put forward a paper seeking authority to purchase 9 more Class 710 EMUs. 3 will be to 4 car configuration and 6 to 5 car configuration (a new variant for LO). https://tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/pic-20171013-agenda-item11.pdf The plan is that 2 of the 4 cars are for the Barking Riverside service. The planned 1 unit on the Romford - Upminster line...
October 9th 17 12:07 PM
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Chiltern Railways' Suburban Logic
Is there any logic or consistent pattern to the way Chiltern Railways serves the London suburban stations on the route to High Wycombe? Marylebone Station feeds a minimal suburban network and a straightforward, all-station-stopping train once an hour would get the job done. Chiltern seems not to agree. Their method is to run trains to destinations way outside London and very occasionally...
October 9th 17 10:06 AM
by Robin9
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When Oyster touch-ins aren't touch-ins
As is normal, I made my monthly refund claim a few days ago for Oyster cock-ups. On Tuesday I entered Thornton Heath station and picked up the refund at the gate-line. I can see it on my journey history: 18:08 Oyster helpline refund, Thornton Heath then I got on a train, and touched out at the other end: ???? - 18:39 to Victoria (platforms 9-19)
October 6th 17 12:43 PM
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Lineside Signs on DLR and Jubilee Lines
Can anybody recommend any links to information about the lineside signs on the DLR as well as on the Jubilee Line? I have looked around, though cannot seem to find anything. Cheers.
October 3rd 17 02:48 PM
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Uber shut down in London
In article -september ..org, (Recliner) wrote: Roland Perry wrote: In message , at 09:49:01 on Thu, 28 Sep 2017, Robin9 remarked:
September 29th 17 12:06 AM
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