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Farringdon to Moorgate
"Another Station, Another Mile" says at... https://youtu.be/yEiVXoalUQ0?t=580 .... that the abandoned national rail lines from Moorgate to Farringdon might see re-use as part of a plan to increase capacity on the C/M/H lines. Does anyone know what he means? -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to
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Google curiosity
At certain scales on Google Maps (Mac, Safari), clicking on Hampstead Heath, Crouch Hill or either of the Harringay stations causes a blob marked "South Tottenham railway station" to appear in the centre of the roundabout at Trafalgar Square. How odd... I would have expected it to appear in the Gulf Of Guinea. -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to The Doors - 1967 - The Doors
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First class rail travel hardest hit
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a-first-class-carriage-of-ones-own-wealthy-leave-the-commuting-to-others-rtcsqctxh?shareToken=56d3cc5a7657d48ef14a21513f1a84a8 Not surprisingly, first class commuters are more able/willing/choosing to work from home more than standard class travellers.
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Brent Cross West station has received...
From May, only just found this out. https://www.railbusinessdaily.com/approval-for-the-40m-brent-cross-west-station/ -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to Rocket From The Tombs - 2015 - Black Record
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TfL expanding its empire
How long before TfL is renamed to Network Southeast? https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/minister-backs-tfl-inner-suburban-take over-plan
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Chalfont & Latimer near miss...
Robert wrote: Evening all, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-53150748 It will be interesting to see what happened here. "Passengers narrowly avoided a collision when a train travelled the wrong way on a London Underground track.
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Near miss on Met
Don't know if this has already been posted: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8448435/Investigation-launched-commuter -train-going-wrong-way-London-Tube-line-nearly-crashes.html How on earth can this happen? Surely the chiltern driver knew what side of the line he was on? And why didn't the tripcocks work or have they been removed from that section of line now?
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TfL's curious wording
I've just received the weekly TfL newsletter, which includes the usual notices about weekend line closures. This weekend, two lines won't run at all, but TfL seems to be trying to sugar the pill by somehow implying that they're only partly closed: Hammersmith & City line On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June, there will be no service between Hammersmith and Barking. This is due to engineering work....
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PT today
So this week is the start of the pre-9 am embargo on my card, and face masks. I usually do my weekly shopping on Tuesday, I left home at 8:55 so as not to be twirley. Got to the stop at 8:58 just as a bus was arriving, but as it was going one stop short of my destination I let it go. But I needn't have bothered because it was one that had yet to be converted to accepting payment and I...
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New Freedom pass peak hour restriction
I've now received official notification from TfL of the new rule: From Monday 15 June, we are making temporary changes to the 60+ London Oyster card and the Older Person's Freedom Pass during morning peak hours. These changes are being introduced following TfL's funding agreement with Government which required temporary restrictions for customers with these concession cards. Passengers with a...
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New boarding on London's buses
wrote: Received this in e-mail on Friday. I wonder if this is due to softening of restrictions, the fact that TfL is cash-strapped or a combination of both. Those two, plus probably central government pressure. I note that each of the busses will have restrictions on the amount of passengers they can carry.
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Fares return on London buses
From tomorrow, fares will be payable again on some London buses. From TfL's weekly newsletter: From Saturday 23 May, we ask all customers using buses that only have a front set of doors to start touching in again when they board. Please follow the signs on the bus. These routes include: 124, 138, 146, 162, 192, 233, 273, 315, 318, 322, 336, 352, 354, 356, 367, 377, 379, 383, 385, 394, 404, 424,...
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Coronavirus: TfL reveals 20 busiest...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-52708757 Some rather surprising inclusions and omissions: Full list of London's busiest stations: Barking Brixton Canada Water Canary Wharf
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Kings Cross and Euston
I'm catching up with the rather excellent "The Architecture The Railways Built" on channel "Yesterday". They mention that Kings Cross was listed in 1954 as one of the oldest London termini, after Euston. Which kind of begs the question, why wasn't Euston listed as well? Or was it demolished in the 1960s despite being already listed? I had previously been led to believe that the concept of...
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Bus Frequency
Went shopping on the bus today and frequencies are definitely down from the last time I reported on this all the 10 minute frequency busses past my house are now every 15 minutes I'm sure it wasn't like that 2-3 weeks ago
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Nice empty tube
If you feel like taking a trip up to central london you might be interested to know the tube is nice and empty and with a lot of closed stations - quite quick. The only downside are the childish tannoy messages for everyone to stay home like good little citizens.
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