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OT: deadly H2, was Bendy BEV
Am 18.04.2019 um 14:20 schrieb Theo: In the case of Orkney, there's quite a lot of wind but the transmission infrastructure isn't up to sending it to the mainland (not just making landfall - the demand is a lot further south). So they do have surplus energy, and hydrogen is useful place to store it. I would have thought "Power-to-Gas" and them Methane-driven busses might be more...
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OT: Bendy BEV
On 18/04/2019 11:06, wrote: If having to wait a bit longer to refuel is the only sacrifice we have to make to reduce CO2 emissions then we're probably getting off lightly. Yes it'll be inconvenient but most of us stop off at services for 15-20 mins anyway on long trips so it might not be so bad. Possibly, but that's assuming there are sufficient charging points and they are free. If...
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710 on ELL?
On this mornings run, I think I saw a class 710 going over the canal between Hoxton and Haggerston. (Maybe I misremember, and it was between Cambridge Heath and London Fields). But it begs the question: how goes the introduction? Do we know when they're likely to enter service yet? Are we at the stage where driver training can start in earnist yet, or are they still trying to debug all...
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Tottenham Hale NR
Viewed from the road bridge, it looks as if the electrification masts for the new third track foul where the fourth track would go. I thought all of the present work was supposed to allow passive provision for Crossrail 2? -- Basil Jet - Current favourite song... Spratleys Japs - Hands (Marc Riley session)
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Other stock on the ELL
While I was waiting (as usual) at highbury the other day for an ELL train and watched a freight train go past on the NLL, I wondered what other stock or locomotives are allowed on the ELL, perhaps for transfers or track maintenance. Anyone know?
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Crossrail in trouble - again!
On 03/04/2019 11:47, Graeme Wall wrote: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47787367 "None of the stations are yet finished" Surprising word order aside, that is staggering. How could every one of them be running late? Weren't they built by different contractors? -- Basil Jet - Current favourite song...
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Two oval shapes in the Dagenham Ford...
,368m/data=!3m1!1e3 Any clues? -- Basil Jet - Current favourite song... Spratleys Japs - Hands (Marc Riley session) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTFmVrE1WAc
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Max changes on the same line?
Let’s suppose you’re going from Reading to Hanwell. You might have to make as many as 2 changes (at Slough, and Hayes & Harlington), to reach a station you’d simply pass through if you didn’t change. What’s the most such changes a (sensible & perfectly informed) passenger ever has to make? -- Ian ◎
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Passengers on the line at Leiwsham...
Roland Perry wrote: In message , at 09:07:00 on Tue, 26 Mar 2019, Jeremy Double remarked: There's probably around a thousand trains without toilets in and around London. I know but it's becoming obvious that this is unsatisfactory.
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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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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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