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The tube that's not a tube
https://www.citymetric.com/transport/tube-what-exactly-northern-city-line-history-moorgate-finsbury-park-4277 The article is illustrated with a splendid example of a shabby GN 313, with its previous FCC branding peeping out from underneath.
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Nationalisation proponent John...
Extracted from (£): https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/10/14/nationalisation-proponent-john-mcdonnell-backs-private-rail/ The shadow chancellor, an ardent campaigner to nationalise the railways, has been branded a “hypocrite” after publicly backing an ambitious £1.6bn privatisation of train tracks and infrastructure. John McDonnell said a groundbreaking proposal to privately fund...
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Trams from South Wimbledon to Sutton
https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/trams/the-future-of-trams The pdf file contains the name of Dave Arquati formerly of this parish. -- Basil Jet - listening... S.Y.P.H.. SPK. Saccharine Trust. Saint Etienne. San Fermin. Sananda Maitreya (Terence Trent D'Arby). Sarah Cracknell. Sarah Neufeld. Sarandon. Sarathy Korwar. Sascha Funke. Savage Republic. Savath+Savalas. Scars. Schizo Fun Addict....
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Kentish Town to Gravesend
I was at Kentish Town today. I was searching out filming locations for the Victor Spinetti radio series “Tony’s” but some ****ing know-it-all told me that radio series don’t have locations. On the way back I saw that there was a train, Kentish Town to Gravesend, 16:26 from that ghastly platform 3, from which no train departs. It was going through Greenwich and Deptford and Woolwich....
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Attempted murder on the Tube
I don't recall this story being discussed he https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/addict-convicted-of-shoving-sir-robert-malpas-91-on-to-tube-tracks-ljdn86nkl?shareToken=286452d485f482da0708303fdc8e1963 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45763265 I think Riyad El Hussani definitely deserves a bravery award for this rescue.
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CIPQ: Customer-Instig...
Are there any regular Jubilee Line Extension users here? What's all this bloody queuing on the platform by the PEDs? When did that start? I have heard of fight at London Bridge for queue-jumpers on the platform. The PED double doors have two neat straight lines of people, at a slight angle, from PED to platform wall. I used London Bridge last week. I had to queue to reach the ticket barrier,...
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Woolwich Ferry to close for upgrade...
https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/woolwich-ferry-upgrade -- Basil Jet - listening... Richard Ashcroft. Richard H. Kirk. Richard Hawley. Richard Lloyd. Ringo Starr. Rip Rig + Panic. Rival Consoles. Rival Sons. Robert Forster. Robert Fripp & The League Of Gentlemen. Robert Lloyd. Robert Wyatt. Robots In Disguise. Rocket From The Crypt. Rocket From The Tombs....
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Piccadilly Line strike
What on earth is this latest strike about? For once, the whole line is suspended, and a total of four days travel will be disrupted. It's supposedly not about pay, or the usual claims of victimisation of union activists. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/piccadilly-line-strike-passengers-battle-panic-attacks-and-endure-dangerous-overcrowding-in-rush-a3947231.html
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Crossrail problems
Apparently they haven't got a train to test the signalling with! Hence the delay: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45496269 -- Graeme Wall This account not read.
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Wasted space in 313 cabs
The door to a middle cab compartment was open in our 313 this morning on GN. I'd never really notice quite how large the area is. It must be 8 or 9 feet deep with the actual driving position a little cupboard with a door. The rest of the space was empty. I realise the 313s were built a long time ago back when passenger numbers were probably much lower, but what was the thinking behind having so...
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Tramlink closures
In 2014 Tramlink was closed from 25th October between Mitcham Junction and Ampere Way for track doubling. In 2016, it was closed from 6th August between East Croydon and Sandilands. Does anyone have the dates that either of these services restarted? The actual ones, I mean, not the planned dates. In 2015 it was closed on 13th July between Dundonald Road and Wimbledon
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London Reconnections on the Crossrail...
As always, lots of interesting insights, and a few surprises: https://www.londonreconnections.com/2018/crossrail-a-hole-new-world/
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Map of Oyster Ticket Stops
can anybody get the map of Ticket stops to work? I have tried three different browsers and none of them are showing the overlays. and it isn't because there are no Ticket Stops in the vicinity, because the Underground station overlay isn't there either tim
by tim...
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Mind the gap in TfL's finances
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Study: Boris bikes don't deliver
Looks like another of Boris's grand projects isn't living up to the hype: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/boris-bikes-don-t-improve-health-or-reduce-pollution-nhmrv920k?shareToken=a484c26448c2c0d151bf2a5edc77b944
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Breaking news: Crossrail opening delayed
The central section of Crossrail will open about nine months late, next autumn, rather tanthis December: https://sports.yahoo.com/crossrail-delay-londons-15-billion-rail-scheme-misses-december-deadline-wont-open-next-autumn-091334772.html
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future of HeX, was Secret map
On Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:44:02 -0000 (UTC) Recliner wrote: John Levine wrote: In article , Recliner wrote: I suspect very shortly after crossrail opens at heathrow Hex will be history. Maybe even a matter of months. I think it may survive as a faster, slightly more premium option, with
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Vicki 'all the stations' Pipe on Radio...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06g3b9p Vicki is the 'Tuesday Guest' in the 3rd hour - long interview plus 6 records of her choice. She's from Norfolk originally. Good interview with most of the railway content later in the hour. Geoff and Vicki have a book out for Christmas about All the Stations and are planning an Irish tour in the future.
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Northern Line improvements
I use the Northern Line almost every day, almost always starting and eventually finishing at Tooting or Collier's Wood. During the day I could be working at either Bank or Charing X branches. Getting to and from these places has been much easier recently, with the closure of Kennington on the Bank branch and trains running to and from Morden via both Bank and Charing X. No more of that tiresome...
by Offramp
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ATO on Thameslink
ATO (Automated Train Operation) on Thameslink Three buttons sit on the driver's panel of Thameslink's Class 700 trains. After a brief stop in a new tunnel between Kings Cross and St Pancras, the driver of the 09:46 from Peterborough to Horsham presses the middle yellow button and the train starts to drive itself. The journey was the first on the UK's mainline rail network to use an ...
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Pointless messages on electronic...
Last night I was waiting for a GN train northbound at H&I. Train turned up but the information board was telling me about problems on gatwick express, as if anyone going north on GN will be heading for gatwick! Then it went on to mention problems on the tube. Fantastic. I didn't know if the Stevenage train in front of me would be stopping at my station (it normally doesn't), but by the time the...
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Siemens wins giant LU Tube train order
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/siemens-wins-94-train-deep-tube-order Well, well, well: Siemens has sharpened its pencil and beaten the Bombardier-Hitachi consortium to this giant order, that should eventually replace all the trains on four LU tube lines, starting with the Piccadilly. I must admit that I thought Bombardier-Hitachi would be the favourite to win this biggest-ever LU...
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Mr. Khan's Latest Environmental Venture.
I've just received an email from TfL announcing that Mr Khan will proceed with his scheme to clamp down on vehicle emissions in the area surrounded by the North and South Circular Roads. https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/air-quality-consultation-phase-3b/?cid=airquality-consultation I am a motorist, living in this zone and I hope I will not be affected adversely. To repeat a point I...
by Robin9
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