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Extra train on the Goblin yesterday
wrote: On Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:21:18 UTC, Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote: TimB wrote: On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:31:41 AM UTC, Recliner wrote: Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote: Jeremy Double wrote: Recliner wrote: wrote: On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:59:53 -0000 (UTC) Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
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95/96 stock in northfields depot
As the picc train crawled at its usual 15mph down towards heathrow yesterday I noticed a 95/96 stock (couldn't tell which) was sitting in northfields depot which is rather a distance form its usual stomping ground. Anyone know what its doing there?
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White Hart Lane station to be renamed...
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/17/london-train-station-to-be-renamed-after-tottenham-hotspur-club I think they should rename Northumberland Park station at the same time as renaming / relocating Angel Road... they have to redo every map and line guide anyway, so they can rename Northumberland Park for nearly free (apart from replacing bus blinds). The current name is poor,...
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Almost Terminal: Marylebone's Brush...
On 12/03/2019 18:01, Marland wrote: The former railway from Romsey to Andover used a lot of the former Andover canal, The line to Torrington likewise used most of the route of the Rolle canal to the town, parts of the North Somerset Canal ended up under became the GWR and Somerset and Dorset respectively. Paisley canal branch has a clue in its name and took over a former canal
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Travelcards and bus passes
I live in Somerset and hold a concessionary bus pass (a "twirly pass" as some have it). When I visit London I sometimes buy a combined paper/orange train ticket/Travelcard. On other occasions I will use my bus pass. With the Travelcard it can go through the gates but when I board a bus I just show the driver the orange ticket. My bus pass works on readers outside London but in London I'm back to...
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Realtimetrains et al for LT?
The data feed to systems like RTT was (I believe) forced on Network Rail. Did the same thing happen to LT? I can accept that with the frequency of trains on the underground an RTT look alike is probably not required but I'm just intrigued to know if the legal basis for building it exists.
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TfL demand-responsi...
This showed up in my mailbox today: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/demand-responsive-bus-trial/ It seems like an idea that is definitely worth trying, a sort of half way house between normal buses and taxis. If it was available in any part of London that I ever visit I'd give it a go. -- David Cantrell | top google result for "topless karaoke murders"
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Do 465s go north of Blackfriars any...
The southeastern 465s used to occasionally terminate at City Thameslink and then reverse in the sidings to the north. Does this happen any more after the Blackfriars rebuild or is it 700s only now north of Blackfriars?
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Red vests
No, not StarTrek expendables, but allegedly overheating RMT members: https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2019/02/12/red-vests-for-london- underground-staff/ -- Roland Perry
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Uber Representative Calls For A United...
The Uber representative of the GMB Union has sent out a message, calling on GMB members to protest against the change in minicab (PHV) drivers' status regarding the congestion charge: You will know that Transport for London is imposing the Congestion Charge on you and all licenced private hire drivers from the 8 April 2019. This charge imposes a heavy burden on drivers, in addition to other...
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Kingston to Eastbourne bus
Waiting at a bus stop yesterday, I noticed the times for a few-days-a-year return bus service from Kingston to Eastbourne. Why does this exist? Does anyone actually spend 3h 5min on a bus to Eastbourne, rather than take a train? Yes, it's cheap, 10 quid return compared to train fares from GBP8.50 single... but you would spend more of the day on the bus than in Eastbourne. It looks like...
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DfT favours battery trams
The DfT remains consistent in its dislike of OHLE https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/battery-powered-trams-to-beat-congestion-pzz3p9jk3?shareToken=d7efc8230f20d995b8ea4bff5daae175
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Acton Main Line (lack of) progress...
A new footbridge has been built over the line, but I don't think it has glass in it yet. The site of the future station is nicely muddy but that's it. I was aware that some of the improved stations on the western end of the line were said to be lagging behind, but I suspect that not a sod had been turned by December 2018. quick google It turns out contractors had not yet been appointed in...
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This group now blocked in Google Groups
It is now impossible to even read it there. The explanation is excessive spam, which is true, but much of it was created in Google Groups anyway. So much for Google being a safe custodian of the Usenet archive. Eric -- ms fnd in a lbry
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ES: "Crossrail has no chance of...
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/crossrail-latest-transport-boss-reveals-new-line-has-no-chance-of-opening-this-year-and-he-has-no-a4053976.html Crossrail latest: Transport boss reveals new line has no chance of opening this year and he has no idea when it will be Excerpt: Transport chiefs have revealed the crisis-hit Crossrail line has no chance of opening this year — and they...
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GOBLIN electric tomorrow 28/01
Chris Date (CMPD) wrote: Overground 378232 will debut on the 0648 Barking - Gospel Oak tomorrow. Photos: https://mobile.twitter.com/cmpd_date/status/1089514271866798080 710s 'still months from service'?
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GOBLIN electric tomorrow 28/01
Overground 378232 will debut on the 0648 Barking - Gospel Oak tomorrow. Photos: https://mobile.twitter.com/cmpd_date/status/1089514271866798080 C.
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Woolwich Ferry reopening delayed
On 02/01/2019 12:23, Basil Jet wrote: http://www.fromthemurkydepths.co.uk/2018/12/30/woolwich-ferry-reopening-delayed-possibly-to-mid-january/ Delayed to February now. They should go for "indefinite" like Crossrail. -- Basil Jet - Current favourite song... What by Bruce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtJEAud9vao
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When the software meets the hardware
From Roger Ford's 'Informed Sources' e-preview: Quote: Engineers commissioning the new generation of software-enabled trains are facing the problem that pretty well every system, and even sub-system, on their train is computer controlled with its own software. This also has to interface with the train’s third party software based systems. For example, during a recent run in a Great Western...
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