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Name that viaduct
I think that all of this video is shot in London, but I don't recognise the viaduct at 25 seconds in. https://youtu.be/LC8QVYPzhSo?t=25 BTW, I apologise for the awful music in the video. She does good music here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcDFBL-Tuko -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to
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Park Royal Station
Some of you will remember that about 20 years ago the planning permission for the business park on the former Guinness factory near Park Royal Piccadilly Line station included the building of platforms on the Central Line, turning Park Royal into a Central - Piccadilly interchange. The station was a requirement if more than 5 of the proposed 10 blocks were ever opened... pictures of the new...
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West Hamstead North London Line Station
For the first time in ages, I alighted yesterday at West Hampstead Station on the North London Line. This station has been a building site for a very long time and it now seems the work is nearing completion. The old entrance hall is closed and on Sunday a new one opened a few yards further south. It's spacious and well lit and is an improvement on the previous arrangement. I don't know how...
by Robin9
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CMA worries about Ely passengers
I'm surprised Roland didn't post this Ely-related story: CMA warns train passengers face higher prices if Abellio takes on East Midlands franchise The UK’s competition watchdog raised concerns today about higher ticket fares on two routes it is probing as part of an investigation into Abellio’s acquisition of the East Midlands franchise. Abellio’s ownership of Greater Anglia means it...
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4G on the tube
"Transport for London confirmed to the Guardian that 4G mobile phone technology would go live in tunnels on most of the Jubilee line from March 2020 and on other lines in the coming years." https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/19/calling-at-all- stations-tube-passengers-to-get-4g-reception-from-next-year A spin-off from the 4g replacement for Airwave, it says. Which...
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When is an e-ticket not an e-ticket?
Charles Ellson wrote: On Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:22:38 -0000 (UTC), Recliner wrote: Charles Ellson wrote: On Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:59:11 +0100, Roland Perry wrote: In message , at 01:11:12 on Thu, 18 Jul 2019, Charles Ellson remarked:
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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...
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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 emerged today. The crisis-hit line has already soared 2.8bn in cost to 17.6bn 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 Crossrails independent...
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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 stop I was the only one of the group who bothered to tap in and out for this ride
by tim...
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Cycle lanes cutting pollution
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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...
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District 150
Anyone going on the trips tomorrow? -- Roland Perry
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Black van
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Latest Heathrow master plan
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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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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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