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Cats' lungs
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/clever-cats-eye-filters-suck-up-car-exhaust-fumes-6rfx5mtft?shareToken=7b115d8167545e6d7988722da21ee9e7 Extract: Vehicle pollution will be sucked out of the road under plans to install cat’s eye-style filters at the most toxic junctions. Technology has been developed that uses low-energy fans between lanes to pull in exhaust fumes before treating the...
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378s refresh
Seems like the Overground 378s are having a refresh. New seat moquettes and a slightly different external paint/vinyl job. Looks quite nice.
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Reading Is Now On The Tube Map
https://londonist.com/london/transport/new-tube-map-december- 2019-crossrail-elizabeth-line-reading Apologies to those who don't regard TfL Reading services as "The Tube". -- Roland Perry
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Paul Corfield
I believe Paul was a regular here some time ago (and was very knowledgable about LUL and buses). I've just been informed that he died last Sunday 24 November 2019 from cancer. He will be sorely missed.
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Jobsworth driver
I was sitting in a Great Northern train at Finsbury Park this afternoon when a Thameslink train pulled in and a couple of women ran out to catch our train. Now a normal person in the cab would have waited for them to get on, but no, not the one in our train - he shut the doors in their faces. So either: A) He wasn't monitoring the platforms when he shut the doors or B) He's a complete jobsworth...
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Man falls off platform in path of Tube...
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/20/oxford-circus-commuter-crushed-tube-rush-hour/ A commuter fell off the platform at Oxford Circus station on Wednesday evening, as passengers said crowds were "pushing and shoving" during rush hour. Witnesses said a man in his mid-20s fell in front of the train seconds before it pulled in at about 5.30pm, suffering leg injuries. He reportedly tried...
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TfL fares freeze dethaws
https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/18/transport-london-freeze-tube-dlr-bus- tram-fares-sadiq-khan-says-11173313/ At a time when political promises are being made daily, it always pays to ask about the small print. So when Khan said "I want to be crystal clear - no ifs, no buts - what you'll pay if I'm elected Mayor in May 2016 is what you'll pay at the end
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Earl's Court developments
The projects to redevelop the site of the former exhibition centre with 7,500 homes has hit problems, and some parts have been sold on. TfL continues to co-own the site. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/capital-counties-walks-away-at-earls-court-cfl0vcd2x?shareToken=73c35183d4c8242ff22cbeca545397c7
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Jubilee line: train faults
Currently the TfL status page says: "Jubilee Line: Minor delays while engineers continue to fix a fault on some of our trains." That sounds like a generic fault affecting some or all of the fleet. Anyone know what it is? -- Richard J. (to email me, swap 'uk' and 'yon' in address)
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Northumberland Park station
I had my first look at the rebuilt station last night. The west side has a massive ramp connecting the footbridge to the street, ideal for a football crowd. However, there is a lift from the new footbridge to the island platform, as well as two steepish staircases, neither of which would be very safe for a crowd... one of the staircases is marked as out of use during stadium events, but it's...
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Plane spotting from the Queen's...
On Sun, 27 Oct 2019 23:04:35 +0000, MissRiaElaine wrote: On 27/10/2019 21:05, Recliner wrote: Of course, these days, much of the diversity of planes has gone. The vast majority of planes are underwing twins, Airbuses and Boeings. Amost none from other manufacturers, no triples, relatively few quads, few rear-engined. And you don't need to be an expert to identify them: your ...
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Heathrow Express slashes fares (so it...
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C5 Fare Dodgers - question
Did others see this? Not that you need to have done to answer my question The program appeared to show the roving RPIs/Police Offices had real time access to the CCTV inside a specific bus (that they weren't riding on). Do they really have that capability? Or was this just post editing of the program to pretend that they did?
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Orion 769 Flex cargo services into...
From: https://www.ft.com/content/c2b51fd2-f19f-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195?segmentId=080b04f5-af92-ae6f-0513-095d44fb3577 One of the Britain’s busiest railway stations is set to take on a new role as a freight hub as part of a plan to shuttle goods to central London from a container port using old passenger trains. The first service, which is due to start in May between London Gateway...
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London's ULEZ is working
From https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pollution-charge-for-diesels-has-cut-citys-toxic-fumes-by-a-third-7vmf0wwst?shareToken=c4cb13264b46e8e695faa7f1bcae00af Quote: NO2 has fallen from 85 to 57 micrograms per cubic metre at the roadside in central London since October 2017, when Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, introduced a £10 daily toxicity charge. The charge increased to £12.50...
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No third runway at Heathrow before 2035...
posted without comment https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/heathrow-airport-expansion-runway-emirates-sir-tim-clark-birmingham-airport-a9160851.html
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Fares Fair fares
Does anyone remember what the actual fares were when "Fares Fair" was introduced in 1981? There were two overlapping zones in the central area, but I don't know where exactly they covered or what the fares were. -- Clive D.W. Feather
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Heathrow CC
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Boris's bus related jinxes continue
"One of Northern Ireland's biggest employers faces a crunch week as Wrightbus, which employs 1,400 staff, attempts to stave off collapse by securing a last-minute rescue deal. Mounting financial problems at the Ballymena-based company have left it looking for a buyer, with the Chinese engineering group Weichai and a firm led by the JCB heir, Jo Bamford, understood to be the suitors in talks....
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Latest Heathrow master plan
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Trains digging their own tunnels
The live Map of London Underground Trains is brilliant but every so often on moving trains are shown where there are no lines. Like through the middle of Hyde Park. Very odd. http://traintimes.org.uk/map/tube/
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