well not really cancelled, as it has never actually been confirmed, more
But I can't see it being resurrected any time soon, not if commuter numbers
are permanently on a downwards projectory.
Also "TfL will also have to further investigate driverless trains"
I hope people won't mind me plugging it here, but my first book, a
history of the Bakerloo Line, was published by Crowood Press a few days
It is available in print or electronic form from the publisher at
or (I hope) from all good booksellers. If you do buy it, there's some
extra material and a few errata available...
"Roads minister Baroness Vere, who heads the task force, told
the meeting that a full repair of the bridge would take six and
a half years, more than twice as long as previously feared.
It also emerged that a ferry service to allow pedestrians to
cross the Thames will not start operating until the...
I mentioned the demolition of the old station / fan shaft while Mr
Corfield was alive. This video explains the final fate of the station.
Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to
The Monochrome Set - 1979\02 - Peel
With all the fuss being made, rightly, about the soon-to-depart 38TS on the Island Line, it occurred to me that SWR has
another Birmingham-built fleet due to retire soon, probably with no home to go to. Like the class 483s, these trains are
being retired for a second time, but their total life may only be a quarter as long. I think both classes were even
built in the same former MCCW factory, in...
Other media available
As a disinterested party, I can't believe that anyone is seriously
The N/S Circular area isn't like the central area where everyone inside it
is moderately well off, or lives in a bubble where they can walk/bus to...
Arthur Conan Doyle wrote:
Or you could just use a different news server. Usenet is a distributed system
and thankfully, Google does not control it, they just offer access. I was able
to add uk.railway from astraweb and downloaded over 1m headers.
Spam in unmoderated Usenet groups has been around since the beginning of time.
The traditional way of dealing with it is a newsreader...
My local authority, Waltham Forest, have produced a leaflet
with ideas for various schemes for developing the borough.
The ideas are far more sensible than is normally the case
with Waltham Forest Council..
One proposal which does strike me as eccentric is to build a
new station in Leyton at Ruckholt Road on the line from
Stratford to Tottenham Hale. First, the site is only a few minutes...
I've just bought a BR Kings Cross suburban lines WTT from 1971. It
shows a path for stock transfers from Neasden to Drayton Park as
Neasden - Farringdon (CWL) - Barbican (CWL) - Farringdon (CWL) - Kings
Cross LT (CWL) - Kings Cross - Holloway South Down - Finsbury Park No.
2 - Finsbury Park No. 1 - Highbury Vale - Drayton Park.
The trips were topped and tailed by battery locos and...