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SWT & NR - from deep alliance...
In message , at 11:51:23 on Sun, 20 Aug 2017, Martin Coffee remarked: On 20/08/17 11:41, Graeme Wall wrote: On 20/08/2017 10:55, Roland Perry wrote: In message , at 10:01:27 on Sun, 20 Aug 2017, Graeme Wall remarked: https://www.southwesttrains.co.uk now redirects to https://www.southwesternrailway.com . It's a shame they still use a network map that makes...
August 20th 17 11:05 AM
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Uber drivers commit most minicab...
Extract from: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/uber-drivers-commit-most-minicab-offences-in-london-2235dlddf?shareToken=855b5a60523bdfa541c706bbec3f7c61 Almost two-thirds of people accused of minicab driving offences in London work for Uber, according to police. In internal emails obtained by The Sunday Times, Inspector Neil Billany, head of the Metropolitan police’s taxi and private hire...
August 20th 17 09:59 AM
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A New Yorker's simple wonder at LU+LO
We take things for granted in London. But here's a New Yorker's reaction to a fairly straightforward journey through London: http://uk.businessinsider.com/london-underground-better-than-nyc-subway-2017-8/#canonbury-safe-and-sound-20
August 18th 17 11:07 PM
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What's On In Bicester?
I travelled today with my daughter on the 1107 Marylebone to Oxford train. I'd say that 90% of the passengers were fairly posh Muslims. They all, ALL, disembarked at Bicester Village. I was curious and tried a few Google searches but it seems Bicester is not a Luton or Bradford... What was occurring?
August 15th 17 04:36 PM
by Offramp
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Brummie ridicules idea that HS2's...
Would HS2 made any difference, for better or worse, to what Brum is like to Brummies who don't use HS2? Two contradictory articles: 1) Our 2nd city is 3rd rate and its children are paying the price http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/children/10449556/Birmingham-our-second-city-is-third-rate-and-its-children-are-paying-the-price.html 2) My love affair with Birmingham By Derek Bishton
August 14th 17 05:12 PM
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Beware the wrath of La Lumley!
London's Garden Bridge project officially abandoned http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40921373 A 200m plan to build a bridge covered with trees across the River Thames in central London has officially been abandoned. The Garden Bridge Trust has announced that it is winding up the project due to a lack of support from the mayor.
August 14th 17 12:08 PM
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Johnston Journeys at the museum depot
On Saturday I went on the Johnston Journeys tour at the museum depot. I strongly recommend it, and tickets are still available: https://ticketfeed.ltmuseum.co.uk/en-GB/shows/johnston%20journeys%20tour/events I put some photos on the intertubes: https://www.facebook.com/david.cantrell/posts/10155576327534501 -- David Cantrell | Minister for Arbitrary Justice
August 14th 17 09:58 AM
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Battersea Power Station Station
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battersea_Power_Station_tube_station It looks like the station will be called "Battersea Power Station". If that's the name that goes on the platform roundels, will the blue canopy over the door say "Battersea Power Station Station"?
August 13th 17 10:02 AM
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London Waterloo international
In article -septembe r.org, (Recliner) wrote: wrote: In article , (e27002 aurora) wrote: After TfL's Northern Line reaches Battersea, will Queenstown Road still be needed?
August 13th 17 09:03 AM
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Bakerloo line train fire
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/11/bakerloo-tube-carriage-fire-oxford-ci rcus-causes-evacuation/ Equipment failure or some tunnel rubbish caught in one of the shoes perhaps that caught fire? -- Spud
August 11th 17 09:02 AM
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Waterloo pictures
I went along to Waterloo this morning and took a few pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/recliner/albums/72157684802951344 A few observations: - It was moderately busy, but no problems. Lots of blue-vested helpers around, but they didn't seem to be needed. - Many trains in the former international platforms are delayed by a few minutes. Even if they leave on time, they get delayed on the...
August 10th 17 01:12 PM
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Clapham omnibus (rather than the man on...
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/bus-ploughs-into-shops-on-busy- south-london-high-street-a3608216.html. No mob to be seen. -- Roland Perry
August 10th 17 08:34 AM
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London Overground extension to Barking...
August 8th 17 09:48 PM
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Waterloo international
Wandered down to the refurbished platforms at waterloo international at lunchtime which are now opened for suburban trains (for the time being). So in ten years they've managed to reduce the length of the platforms to provide a concourse, built a temporary bridge to the main concourse and put some destination boards up. Well I'm impressed. To think in the same time period the chinese have...
August 8th 17 01:57 PM
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Augmented reality fly-through of the...
This is a couple of years old but it's the first time I've seen it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bkoGvw9kbA
August 8th 17 09:33 AM
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Oyster and Contactless on NR
In article -septembe r.org, (Recliner) wrote: wrote: I thought when the Mayor wanted to extend Oyster to National Rail route in London ATOC insisted that railcards had to be recognised and discounts given. So the system to register railcards on Oyster cards was somewhat haphazardly introduced. For example you couldn't check railcard registration status at a ticket...
August 8th 17 12:00 AM
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Oyster and Contactless on NR
I thought when the Mayor wanted to extend Oyster to National Rail route in London ATOC insisted that railcards had to be recognised and discounts given. So the system to register railcards on Oyster cards was somewhat haphazardly introduced. For example you couldn't check railcard registration status at a ticket machine. It was only when they decided to close all the ticket offices that they...
August 7th 17 05:43 PM
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Barking Riverside Extension approved
Chris Grayling, SoS for Transport, signed off the Transport and Works Act Order, for the extension of the Barking - Gospel Oak service to Barking Riverside, last week. http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/commuter-rail/go-ahead-for-london-overground-barking-riverside-extension.html?channel=00 Decision letter -...
August 6th 17 10:38 PM
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Winding My Way Rapidly Away From...
I was at Baker Street on Thursday 3rd August. Near the Lost Property office, north of Marylebone Road and wanting a bus to go south. At the 82 bus stop there were a lot of people who had obviously been waiting a long time. There is a big sign near the bus stop saying USE BUS LANE. I was intending to go to the chess shop, CHESS AND BRIDGE, which I do no the like walking to. But after waiting...
August 4th 17 12:18 PM
by Offramp
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Latest RAIB on Croydon tram catastrophe
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fatal-tram-accident-in-croydon But it's not the final report, just a holding-letter. The first three key recommendations are things the travelling public are entitled to expect would have happened years ago. -- Roland Perry
August 3rd 17 02:08 PM
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Sir Frank Pick Memorial Lavatory
Unfortunately they've used Gill Sans rather than Johnson, making the memorial a bit crapper than it should have been. This is in Chester-Le-Street in Co Durham. https://www.instagram.com/p/BXNZOkxjuev/
August 1st 17 09:57 PM
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New York Times on Crossrail
Good article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/world/europe/london-crossrail-uk-brexit.html?_r=0&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news "But standing one recent morning on that empty Crossrail platform, where construction workers in orange gear and hard hats hauled shiny metal panels to line the walls, I still...
July 31st 17 02:02 PM
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Piccadilly line wheel flats: the sequel
Last autumn, the Piccadilly line lost more than half of its fleet due to wheel flats. Now, the line is suffering from a train shortage again. For example, this was tweeted tonight: "Severe delays: Acton town - Heathrow all terminals & South Harrow due to a temporary shortage of trains". And, guess what, this turns out to be down to the RMT's not liking LU's attempts to fix the previous problem:...
July 29th 17 10:24 PM
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A Tatted-up 14-Year-Old Girl Wearing No...
The BTP doesn't give a ****. And the word is LED, not lead.
July 29th 17 11:31 AM
by Offramp
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Oyster changes/improve...
wrote in message ... In article , (Roland Perry) wrote: In message - september.org, at 15:16:29 on Wed, 26 Jul 2017, Recliner remarked:
July 27th 17 08:18 AM
by tim...
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London Mayors transport strategy
He still has his eyes on the Moorgate services and most of South London's railways. (page 159 for map) https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/policy/mayors-transport-strategy/user_uploads/pub16_001_mts_online-2.pdf
July 26th 17 02:32 AM
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Chris Grayling gives backing to...
In article -septembe r.org, (Recliner) wrote: wrote: I think a lot of the Tyne & Wear Metro improvements are locally funded too. What improvements?
July 26th 17 12:37 AM
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Chris Grayling gives backing to...
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/transport-secretary-chris-grayling-gives-backing-to-crossrail-2-a3594416.html The £30 billion Crossrail 2 project took a major step forwards today as Chris Grayling confirmed that he supported the scheme. The Transport Secretary said there was no doubt London needed new infrastructure in order to retain its status as the UK’s economic powerhouse....
July 24th 17 02:55 PM
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New report highlghts the important role...
This new report from London TravelWatch will be of interest to this group. http://www.londontravelwatch.org.uk/news/view?id=657&x=news/list
July 20th 17 10:38 AM
by Tim B
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Plug sockets on buses
I've just travelled on a bus route between Dartford and Gravesend run by Fastrack on the way out and Arriva Kent on the return and at the end of every pair of seats a plug socket was set into the side of the bus. Switched sockets on Fastrack and plain sockets on Arriva each with a small sticker - caution 240v supply. Nobody appeared to be taking advantage of this facility boiling kettles, making...
July 19th 17 05:38 PM
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