Dual SIM phones was:Worker killed by...
In message , at 12:29:56 on Sun, 14 Jul
2019, Clank remarked:
Roland Perry Wrote in message:
That's where the albeit fairly rare dual-SIM phone has a role.
Only, for some reason, rare in the UK.
The reason is obvious: so many phones are either SIM-locked to one
provider, or are fitted with SIMs on non-rollover tariffs, that the
opportunities for fitting a second true-Pay-as-you-go...
ES: Crossrail at risk of being delayed...
Crossrail is at major risk of having its opening delayed by even
longer than already feared and requiring even more public money, it
The crisis-hit line has already soared Ł2.8bn in cost to Ł17.6bn and
its opening is due between October 2020 and March 2021, the original
December 2018 date having been abandoned a year ago.
A series of high-level warnings by Crossrail’s independent...
Do Old Fogies need to tap in/out on NR
I went on the local "walk for health" this morning (which I'm sure you can
imagine is frequented by mostly old/infirm folk)
we met at the bus stop by a railway station.
Much to my surprise, the first leg of the walk was to take the train one
I was the only one of the group who bothered to tap in and out for this ride
Cycle lanes cutting pollution
Cockfosters depot WW2 pillbox
Saw this as I took a rare trip up to cockfosters today, never noticed it
before - must have been behind vegetation. There's very little about in
online other than it was meant to defend the depot. I'm no military expert
but I can't really see what its purpose would have been. If the germans
had got to cockfosters then it would have been game over for the tube and
probably the country so what was...
Anyone going on the trips tomorrow?
Class 717 problems seem to be resolved
On Sunday I expected to find lots of 717s running because the line from
Moorgate to Finsbury Park was shut and the trains were diverted to Kings
Cross, thus the monitor issues at Essex Road etc would have been no
hindrance to running a 100% 717 service... but I couldn't find any 717s
running at all.
Today (Tuesday) there seem to be loads of 717s running all the way from
TfL Plan a journey oddities
I'm seeing bizarre errors in TfL's journey planner. Examples in recent
a. destination "Homerton Station" is selected and /shown/ in the results
but the journey is quite specially to "Homerton Hospital"
b. journey to Imperial Hotel, Russell Sq, results in directions to a
shop (Portlands) - via a weird detour through Russell Sq gardens.
Reports to TfL yield no reply. Is there direct ...
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:
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
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
First to leave UK?
Talk of spinning off First Bus and reviewing First Rail to concentrate
on North America.
This account not read.
class 710 first day
A couple of photos of the first day of 710s on the GOBLIN, 23 May:
710261 at Upper Holloway:
710269 at Harringay Green Lanes:
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?
London Underground to retire ageing...
On Fri, 24 May 2019 11:51:52 +0100, "
I wonder if they had as much trouble installing the 1926
state-of-the-art signalling system as we've had in replacing it?
New trains arrive on the Overground
On Fri, 24 May 2019 11:53:20 +0100, "
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).
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...
RIP GOBLIN temporary timetable?
The â€śLive departures & arrivalsâ€ť pages on nationalrail.co.uk seem to be
showing trains every 15 mins each way on the GOBLIN. TfL still says
â€średuced serviceâ€ť, as far as I can see. Is it really happening?
Uber and the VAT man
Uber may be forced to levy VAT on its fares, with a potentially huge
London pollution monitoring
Air pollution: Snuff out scented candles and avoid Tube â€” how to clean your
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
Basil Jet - Current favourite song...
Spratleys Japs - Hands (Marc Riley session)