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Gateline Staff Playing Games On Smart...
Gateline Staff Playing Games On Smart Phones Uniformed idiot on the gateline at a TfL station on Sunday refused to open the nearest gate for me - they were all showing red crosses. Reason: he was more interested in playing games / texting on his smart phone. His attitude was of complete disinterest. How come uniformed staff are allowed to do this - whilst also on duty? I've seen these idiots...
Yesterday 11:07 PM
by CJB
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Tube escalator in Kings Cross
Near the Harry Potter thing in Kings Cross is a single escalator from the northern tube ticket hall. I have only ever seen it running upwards, and yet there is a sign over the top informing people of the Underground, despite the fact that it is an up escalator. An endless stream of disappointed people loiter around it. Presumably this was supposed to be a down escalator, but it's been...
December 16th 17 05:15 AM
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Tripcocks
Anyone know anything about the history of the tripcocks used on TfL lines? In 1893 J. R. Dix, manager of the Corris Railway, patented a device to prevent a train passing a signal at danger, described thus: The wire which places the signal at danger also elevates a lever between the metals, which, coming into contact with the brake tap on the engine, operates upon the steam or automatic brake and...
December 15th 17 01:36 PM
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London's Elizabeth Line's...
On Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:17:48 +0000, Roland Perry wrote: In message , at 08:15:01 on Wed, 13 Dec 2017, Neil Williams remarked: If the objective is to please people getting off the Victoria Line at Euston, and walking to the MML platforms from there, rather than getting off the Victoria Line at Kings Cross for the MML platforms, then I think we can discount them as a target...
December 14th 17 11:15 AM
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Crossrail's disjointed introduction
On Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:07:57 -0600 wrote: In article , (Neil Williams) wrote: On Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:00:38 +0000, Roland Perry wrote: If the objective is to please people getting off the Victoria Line at Euston, and walking to the MML platforms from there, rather than getting
December 14th 17 09:57 AM
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Snow on the line
On Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:07:57 -0600 wrote: In article -september ..org, (Recliner) wrote: Basil Jet wrote: On 2017\12\12 20:59, Recliner wrote: Mike Bristow wrote: In article ,
December 14th 17 09:55 AM
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Bakerloo line extension again?
I went down to Sainsurys at New Cross Gate a few days ago to find a big exhibition in the entrance claiming that a) the bakerloo line extension was real and going to happen, b) that TFL wanted to build a new station in the middle of Sainsburys car park (which used to be the up goods yard) instead of on the vacant strip of land on the down side. c) so Sainsburys had come up with a plan to build...
December 11th 17 02:13 PM
by martin
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Snow on the line
The forecasted snow has arrived in London, and knocked out big chunks of the Underground. For example, in northwest London, both the Met and Picc are suspended because of power supply problems. But, oddly enough, the Jubilee and District are reported to have a good service. https://tfl.gov.uk/tube-dlr-overground/status/
December 10th 17 10:48 AM
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Diverted TfL Buses - info?
On visits to Esher on Wednesday and Thursday this week (6th, 7th December 2017) I noticed that the TfL K3 bus (Esher, Claygate, Kingston, Roehampton ASDA) appeared to be on Diversion, going down the old Portsmouth Rd and missing out Claygate. I tried to check this on the TfL website but not a trace. Nor could Google find anything recent. Where is or should it have been and is there any...
December 8th 17 08:17 PM
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Overhead wire in moorgate line stations
Anyone know why there's an overhead wire on the southbound of highbury station (and maybe others, I didn't check) on the moorgate line? Its obviously not some old catenary since the line was always 3rd/4th rail and its only hung from the ceiling by some thin wires anyway. Is it in case a pan is left up at Drayton?
December 7th 17 10:39 AM
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Met line ATO video
Interesting video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQJL3ENfbPg
December 5th 17 04:33 PM
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Rail fares to increase by 3.4%
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-12-05/rail-fares-3-4-january/
December 5th 17 03:48 PM
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Marylebone Hallelujah
A flash mob with a difference: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=RVaJbY9RJ3o I think Guy Gorton would have enjoyed this if he was in London that day.
December 2nd 17 10:10 PM
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Deep shelter at Clapham South open to...
This is old news, but I think it's the first I heard of it. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/hidden-london/clapham-south
November 28th 17 12:24 PM
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Widened lines moorgate spur
In article -september. org, (Recliner) wrote: wrote: Where else do the trains go at night or between the peaks? Depots, other sidings, maybe spare station platforms (particularly at night). They've managed without any sidings on that stretch for quite a few
November 26th 17 04:31 PM
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Electric bike trailers for UPS
Interesting move – if it works as planned, will other delivery companies follow? https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/parcel-delivery-firm-ups-trials- environmentallyfriendly-bike-trailers-to-replace-diesel-trucks-in- a3698111.html
November 23rd 17 04:48 PM
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Completion of London's Thameslink rail...
Promise of 24 Thameslink trains running through central London each hour will not be fulfilled until another £900m of work is carried out https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/23/thameslink-rail-completion-delayed-london-december-2019
November 23rd 17 09:41 AM
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Shortlisted bidders for new DLR fleet
http://www.metro-report.com/news/metro/single-view/view/four-shortlisted-for-dockland-light-railway-train-order.html Quote: Invitations to negotiate for a contract to supply 43 trainsets for the Docklands Light Railway driverless light metro were issued to four prequalified bidders by Transport for London on November 17. The prequalified bidders a
November 22nd 17 09:06 AM
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Widened lines moorgate spur
The latest london special issue of modern railways suggests that the met line has finally been linked up with the remains of the widened lines at moorgate via a spur at farringdon. Anyway know if this has happened yet? I haven't been there in over a year but last time I went there was a deep hole in the PW for crossrail just west of barbican station.
November 21st 17 03:55 PM
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Bus frequency
Back in the 1950s and 60s, when I was at school, the night bus network just about reached the limits of London but at sparse frequencies and only serving major arteries. I've been to Stratford twice recently (6 day cycling and O2 tennis) and been amazed how the night bus network is now very dense and the frequency on some routes (25 for example) is advertised to be much the same as in...
November 21st 17 03:29 PM
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Enlarged Bond Street station opened
Obviously even more bits will open when the Elizabeth Line platforms open. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxwyA0dW0Kk
November 18th 17 11:26 AM
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Croydon
Apparently the Centrale shopping centre (which only opened in 2004) is to be merged with the Whitgift Centre. I think this will probably create the largest shopping centre in the UK, since the combined area of the current centres is only just short of the Metro Centre in Newcastle. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41983441 This page suggests that East Croydon may gain a fourth...
November 15th 17 09:10 AM
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Proposed trams under Cambridge
Certes wrote: On 13/11/17 10:29, Recliner wrote: I'm surprised our hyperactive Cambridge and Ely correspondents haven't posted this story: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/plan-for-underground-line-to-run-under-cambridge-centre-s29mmk858?shareToken=0fdf69714488066c31bc93f5152e2fd0 That's going to make Edinburgh Council look like a paragon of financial prudence. ...
November 13th 17 03:28 PM
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A Couple of Central Line Questions
wrote: I saw an eastbound 60TS service train arriving last week into North Acton, from where it turned and departed westwards. I am curious how that model, which does not have auto pilot and only moves based on wayside aspects, is able to operate on the Central Line; Does the 'all' aspect on that line's signal indicate that a train under manual and with no sort of cab...
November 11th 17 10:36 PM
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Old Oak details
In the southern side of the main formation there is a canopy approx 300m long. Quail 2002 says that this is a "toilet discharge siding" - golly! Never seen any of those elsewhere - why would a 300m canopy be needed?
November 11th 17 08:42 AM
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Should've gone to Specsavers
http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/10/london-bus-with-specsavers-advert-loses-its-roof-in-a-crash-7070007/ I presume the inspector was giving instructions to one of the learner drivers. I'm not sure why there would be two learner drivers on the one bus though.
November 11th 17 07:45 AM
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Uber loses appeal against workers rights
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5069609/Uber-LOSES-appeal-against-paying-minimum-wage.html No surprises there - their arguments that I heard were legal nonsense (presumably other papers are available if you have a route behind their paywall) yes here we a https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/10/uber-loses-appeal-employment-rights-workers
November 10th 17 02:49 PM
by tim...
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Drivers refuse to serve GN&C tunnel...
On 2017\11\07 06:13, Recliner wrote: Incidentally, TfL (LO or LU)would probably do a better job of looking after the Moorgate tunnels: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pollution-masks-for-train-staff-after-health-concerns-tunnel-runs-past-arsenal-stadium-to-moorgate-station-govia-thameslink-railway-l65gsbkwg?shareToken=13286e9c0815a38ffebe6e572a6c4734 This needs its own thread!
November 7th 17 02:49 PM
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Partially pedestrianised Oxford St in...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41878406
November 6th 17 03:34 PM
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Does a Metro anywhere have a first...
Does any city's mass transit have a first class section? India's Supreme Court weighs the issue of a sitting only class in the Delhi Metro, with fares ~5 times as high: https://www.mensxp.com/special-features/today/28934-supreme-court-suggests-letting-the-rich-book-seats-on-the-delhi-metro-for-high-prices.html
November 4th 17 10:34 AM
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