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CAF wins DLR order
CAF has won the order for 43 new full-length DLR trains, 10 for fleet expansion, and 33 to replace the oldest members of the current fleet: https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/caf-wins-43-train-docklands-light-rail-deal
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Siemens EMU profiles
Does anyone know why the new Siemens 7** classes curve inwards towards the bottom of the doors which makes its very awkward to stand next to the doors when its packed? It can't be loading gauge issues because (until the LU S stock where it was done to fit in the platforms when they dropped the floor height) there's a socking great step protruding out probably 6 inches from the bottom of the...
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Class 345
I saw one in Platform 1 at Paddington at around midnight. The destination indicator on the side said "Shenfield via Stratford". After a couple of minutes it changed to "Hayes & Harlington". I wonder why the "Via Stratford" is felt necessary. -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to Slug - 2015 - Ripe
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First to leave UK?
Talk of spinning off First Bus and reviewing First Rail to concentrate on North America. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48456840?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk&link_location=live-reporting-story -- Graeme Wall This account not read.
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class 710 first day
wrote: A couple of photos of the first day of 710s on the GOBLIN, 23 May: 710261 at Upper Holloway: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/47928229608/in/dateposted-public/ 710269 at Harringay Green Lanes: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/47928216841/in/dateposted-public/
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717s skipping stops
For the 2nd time I've now been on 717 out of Moorgate and for the 2nd time it skipped Old Street and Essex road. Anyone know if this is to do with the sighting issues that have been mentioned or there some other problem at these stations wrt these trains?
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London Underground to retire ageing...
On Fri, 24 May 2019 11:51:52 +0100, " wrote: https://www.itv.com/news/london/2019-05-21/london-underground-to-retire-ageing-92-year-old-signal-box/ I wonder if they had as much trouble installing the 1926 state-of-the-art signalling system as we've had in replacing it?
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New trains arrive on the Overground
On Fri, 24 May 2019 11:53:20 +0100, " wrote: https://www.itv.com/news/london/2019-05-23/new-trains-arrive-on-the-overground/ Yes, there's a thread on uk.t.l. First reports are that they're a bit quieter, but the seats are just as uncomfortable as the 378s (and worse than the 172s).
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Service from Willesden to Fenchurch...
Basil Jet wrote: The latest RAIL contains a picture of, IIRC, a 710 in Fenchurch Street. The caption says that on the 9th of May the pictured train formed the 1917 "service" from "Willesden" (presumably Junction) to Fenchurch Street, and then the 2116 from Fenchurch Street to Barking, and then the 2150 from Barking to Willesden. What was all that about? I don't think it was...
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RIP GOBLIN temporary timetable?
The “Live departures & arrivals” pages on nationalrail.co.uk seem to be showing trains every 15 mins each way on the GOBLIN. TfL still says “reduced service”, as far as I can see. Is it really happening? -- Ian ◎
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Uber and the VAT man
Uber may be forced to levy VAT on its fares, with a potentially huge retrospective bill. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/passengers-face-fare-hikes-after-uber-accused-of-taking-taxman-for-1bn-ride-vt8ht588w?shareToken=10f759b81ee2f668f9176a2c196d3f65
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London pollution monitoring
Air pollution: Snuff out scented candles and avoid Tube — how to clean your air https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/air-pollution-snuff-out-scented-candles-and-avoid-tube-how-to-clean-your-air-gps5l9s8r?shareToken=43853b15aafb2b53bcc5cd879b454691
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Woolwich Ferry magnetic docking system
Apparently docking and undocking is slower than it used to be. I'm not sure I understand what problem the new system is designed to solve, unless it is now possible for the ferry to keep running in high winds that would have closed the old one - but if that's the case, why don't they only use the magnets when the winds are high, instead of slowing down normal...
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WALKING through the Rotherhithe Road...
I always shut car windows going through there, I can't imagine walking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrdJoffQJdo -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to Low - 1999 - Secret Name
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London Routemasters
Something that seem to have passed me by but I became aware of today while reading something else is the reduction in the Heritage Routemaster Operation. Appears it will now be seasonal and weekends only. Any locals with the full story? GH
by Marland
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Crossrail to be finished without Bond...
Wow. No date announced for Bond Street at all. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48054789 -- Basil Jet - Current favourite song... Spratleys Japs - Hands (Marc Riley session) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTFmVrE1WAc
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D trains in service for the first...
On 23/04/2019 21:55, Recliner wrote: wrote: On Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:09:03 UTC+1, Recliner wrote: wrote: 230004 entered service on the Bletchley - Bedford line today and here are a couple of shots of it at Millbrook this evening after a tip-off: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/40714382583/in/dateposted-public/ ...
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710 on ELL?
On this mornings run, I think I saw a class 710 going over the canal between Hoxton and Haggerston. (Maybe I misremember, and it was between Cambridge Heath and London Fields). But it begs the question: how goes the introduction? Do we know when they're likely to enter service yet? Are we at the stage where driver training can start in earnist yet, or are they still trying to debug all...
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Tottenham Hale NR
Viewed from the road bridge, it looks as if the electrification masts for the new third track foul where the fourth track would go. I thought all of the present work was supposed to allow passive provision for Crossrail 2? -- Basil Jet - Current favourite song... Spratleys Japs - Hands (Marc Riley session)
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Extra train on the Goblin yesterday
wrote: On Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:21:18 UTC, Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote: TimB wrote: On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:31:41 AM UTC, Recliner wrote: Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote: Jeremy Double wrote: Recliner wrote: wrote: On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:59:53 -0000 (UTC) Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
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