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Crossrail construction halted
Unsurprisingly, Crossrail construction has been halted: https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/work-on-crossrail-sites-suspended
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LCY to close till end of April
https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/london-city-airport-to-close-until-end-of-april/137532.article The operator of the downtown London airport says the move to temporarily suspend all commercial and private flights from the airport comes after the UK Government’s latest instructions in response to the coronavirus outbreak. ”This will begin in the evening on Wednesday 25 March and is...
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Tube partially shut due to Kung Flu
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-london-shops-could-close-and-transport-restricted-by-weekend-whitehall-sources-11959814 -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to Sybarite - 2016 - Waver The Absolute
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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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LHR partial shutdown
I've read on an aviation forum that Heathrow T4 is to be closed and just used for aircraft parking during the Covid-19 crisis, and T3 may also close temporarily. All BA's T3 flights will be moved to T5, and other aidlines' flights will move to T2.
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Question re RT FAMILY withdrawl
When they withdrew the RT/RTW/RTL family how did LT decide which ones to withdraw when? Did they follow a similar pattern to, say, trolleybuses doing a whole garage at a time (I don't believe so)? Did they withdraw the RTWs first because they were (despite being 500 strong) non-standard? Was it based on an approaching overhaul date (but that might have made them harder to sell on and lost were...
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TfL's enhanced cleaning regime
This is an extract from the weekly TfL newsletter: Enhanced cleaning regime for public transport We have introduced an enhanced cleaning regime to improve the already high hygiene levels on London's public transport. While Public Health England has stated there are no specific concerns about using public transport, TfL has chosen to make improvements to its well-established cleaning programme....
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Heathrow expansion plans...
The usual suspects not interested in discussing this then? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51658693.
by tim...
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Motion Sickness
wrote: Has anybody noticed how the electric and hybrid busses, particularly the newer ones, cause motion sickness? Maybe I have a sensitive stomach. I have just noticed that the single- and double-deckers lurch forward when starting and come to such abrupt stops. The hybrids also can give a strong lurch as the engine switches on when the vehicle is in motion.
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Brent Cross Thameslink station...
Opening expected May 2022. https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/volkerfitzpatrick-wins-40m-london-station-contract-15-01-2020/ -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to The Go-Betweens - 2005 - Here Comes A City
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Chiltern Pretendolino disabled access
This story made the local TV news in London this evening: https://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/3048744/disabled-womans-tweet-calling-out-chiltern-railways-goes-viral/
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Black and White E-Van
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Government to scrap franchising
Yeah, paywall, I know, but no-one else has it and it seems too important not to let the group know. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/02/15/government-cap-rail-profits-cancels-franchising-radical-shake/ -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to Bell Orchestre - 2009 - As Seen Through Windows
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Coronavirus case attended UK Bus Summit...
https://www.ft.com/content/0d1c0eb0-4ea1-11ea-95a0-43d18ec715f5 -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to Altered Images - 1982 - Pinky Blue
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Electric town
Theo wrote: Trolleybus wrote: There are more than I thought, but few that would be suitable for this proposal. I'm surprised so many councils were allowed to get away with the arms-length policy. I don't see why you need a municipal bus company for this proposal. Simply offer to the Stagecoach/Arriva/First incumbent the use of new buses for free, no fuel to pay, for the...
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GOBLIN derailment: RAIB investigation
Unsuprisingly, the RAIB will be investigating the derailment on the GOBLIN. I don't think the annoucment says anything new, but it's he https://www.gov.uk/government/news/freight-train-derailment-near-wanstead-park Cheers, Mike --
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Northern Line goes south
The whole Northern Line has been suspended since just before 6am this morning, because of 'signal systems failure at the main control centre'. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49576740
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