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New boarding on London's buses
wrote: Received this in e-mail on Friday. I wonder if this is due to softening of restrictions, the fact that TfL is cash-strapped or a combination of both. Those two, plus probably central government pressure. I note that each of the busses will have restrictions on the amount of passengers they can carry.
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Fares return on London buses
From tomorrow, fares will be payable again on some London buses. From TfL's weekly newsletter: From Saturday 23 May, we ask all customers using buses that only have a front set of doors to start touching in again when they board. Please follow the signs on the bus. These routes include: 124, 138, 146, 162, 192, 233, 273, 315, 318, 322, 336, 352, 354, 356, 367, 377, 379, 383, 385, 394, 404, 424,...
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Coronavirus: TfL reveals 20 busiest...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-52708757 Some rather surprising inclusions and omissions: Full list of London's busiest stations: Barking Brixton Canada Water Canary Wharf
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Kings Cross and Euston
I'm catching up with the rather excellent "The Architecture The Railways Built" on channel "Yesterday". They mention that Kings Cross was listed in 1954 as one of the oldest London termini, after Euston. Which kind of begs the question, why wasn't Euston listed as well? Or was it demolished in the 1960s despite being already listed? I had previously been led to believe that the concept of...
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Bus Frequency
Went shopping on the bus today and frequencies are definitely down from the last time I reported on this all the 10 minute frequency busses past my house are now every 15 minutes I'm sure it wasn't like that 2-3 weeks ago
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Most at risk
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-male-security-guards-chefs-and- taxi-drivers-among-those-most-likely-to-die-with-covid-19-says-ons- 11986382 -- Roland Perry
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Nice empty tube
If you feel like taking a trip up to central london you might be interested to know the tube is nice and empty and with a lot of closed stations - quite quick. The only downside are the childish tannoy messages for everyone to stay home like good little citizens.
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OT: Virgin withdraws from Gatwick
Roland Perry wrote: Well, not completely OT, because of Gatwick Express etc. https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk-news/did-richard-branson-sue-nhs- dispute-explained-virgin-atlantic-seeks-government-bailout-and- permanently-cancels-gatwick-flights-2547743 Least said the better about the photo, and suing the NHS. Gatwick is likely to suffer serious damage from all this, just as it...
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Biosecurity Level 4 Labs in London
Biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) is the highest level of biosafety precautions, and is appropriate for work with agents that could easily be aerosol-transmitted within the laboratory and cause severe to fatal disease in humans for which there are no available vaccines or treatments. Dr Trump, the US's self-proclaimed expert on medicine, and inventor of two possible cures for Covid-19, tells us that he...
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Free travel on London busses
so it says: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-london-buses-free-middle-doors-tfl-sadiq-khan-a9470161.html I got on at the front door and tapped my card this morning tim
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Trams (or BRT) from Sutton to Colliers...
https://www.railwaygazette.com/projects-and-planning/transport-for-london-selects-preferred-route-and-trams-for-sutton-link/55792.article I'm a little baffled by the kink at Reigate Avenue. It looks like they are destroying a recreation ground for no reason. -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to Dog Faced Hermans - 1994 - Those Deep Buds
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Heathrow expansion plans...
The usual suspects not interested in discussing this then? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51658693.
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