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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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Crossrail to Reading from Dec 15
4 tph peak, 2 tph off-peak, with 9-car 345s. https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/paddington-reading-crossrail-trains-to-begin-running-from-december-15 Not mentioned in the story is that these services will be free for Freedom Pass and 60+ Oyster card holders.
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55 Broadway sale dispute
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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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Pointless footbridge in Poplar
https://goo.gl/maps/9BvVTUQWUswc3HXC9 Why is it there? -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to Jon Hassell - 1978 - Vernal Equinox
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Distances from London
The AA used to produce a set of paper maps which were mostly black and white but had red lines indicating the best driving route from the city named on the front to every major town in Britain. Does anyone know what they were called, because I can't find anything abut them on the web. I'd like to know for how many different cities were these maps produced. -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed...
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Two odd things today - Overground
1. At Dalston Junction a train reversed into the northbound platform 4. 2. An Anglia passenger train was stalled just ouside Canonbury station on the North London line.
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What's quickest - Dalston to Clapham...
From Dalston what's the quicker to Clapham Jct on the overgound - south via Canada Water etc or west via Camden etc. Also, I'm going to Wimbledon - is it quicker to go via Highbury and the Victoria/District lines or overground to Whitechapel then District. Or any other route...
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STAR service starts tomorrow (Monday)
Meridian Water station, which has had a sparse peak-only service since it replaced Angel Road station earlier in the year, will get an all-day half-hourly daily terminator from Stratford starting tomorrow, using the new two-way single track from Lea Bridge station. (I presume the new junction has a name, but I've not heard it. Lea Bridge junction maybe?) -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed...
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Electric Shapps
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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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Pumping useful heat out of the Tube
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Cycle lanes cutting pollution
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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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The real Elizabeth Line
She had a special day. https://twitter.com/lizline?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor E.
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