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Heathrow Hyperloop hype
Here's the latest hyperloop hype from CES, now proposed as a means of providing very fast links between Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, instead of a new runway: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/01/14/build-heathrow-gatwick-hyperloop-instead-third-runway-says-branson/ Extracts: His aspirations to send tourists into space have been notorious for setbacks, missed deadlines and broken...
January 15th 18 09:19 AM
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TfL to sell and lease-back Crossrail...
In the recent discussions here about why TfL was planning to sell and lease back an existing fleet, in order to finance the new Piccadilly line fleet, we all assumed it was one of the LU Underground fleets. This made little sense, to me at least, as bespoke Tube trains are of no value to anyone but LU (and the Island Line), and would therefore not attract leasing companies. The deal would...
January 14th 18 12:02 PM
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a new bus announcement
travelling on a 37 this morning, one of their new stock I was rather surprised to be told by the lady who tells us everything on buses, just as the door closed: "please hold on the bus is about to move" I thought most bus passengers understood that or is it not obvious enough since we havent quite perfected teleportation yet. -- Martin
January 12th 18 11:21 AM
by martin
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TfL Journey Planner glitch
Recently the above mentioned planner says it has many possibilities for the location of 'ChIJn64vdCYbdkgR7H5oc1XaUNU'. Is there anybody here who tell me how to clear this "address" out of the database. I've already deleted all TfL cookies to no avail. TIA MikeR
January 12th 18 10:18 AM
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Grayling survives after all
So, despite the quickly-withdrawn mistakenly tweeted announcement of a move to party chairman, Chris Grayling survives as Transport Secretary. Given May's inability to make further large reshuffles, he could be set to stay in that role for some time. That's probably good news for the third Heathrow runway, but not so good for TfL; Sadiq Khan and Grayling don't work well together, and perhaps...
January 8th 18 08:31 PM
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TfL rolling stock crisis
Silent Hunter wrote: On Thursday, 4 January 2018 04:41:12 UTC, Chris Date (CMPD) wrote: Anyone know if Cex buy second hand trains for cash? https://mobile.twitter.com/Cogbat/status/948552206986379264 So TfL are so hard up that they are having to "sale and lease back" an unspecified train fleet to generate £875m to pay for the new Picc Line trains. What a shambles -...
January 4th 18 11:13 PM
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London Bridge station photos
The bulk of the work on the totally rebuilt London Bridge station is now complete, though work on the all-important retail units continues, both in the arcade that connects the station concourse and the Tube station, and under the brick viaduct to the west of the station. The Thameslink platforms and track are complete, but TL trains are not yet serving the station, so their platforms are not...
January 4th 18 02:31 PM
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The Met to Watford Junction: Deadline...
An interesting article on the tangled history of this absurdly expensive project whose time has come, and probably gone, as its parliamentary approval is about to lapse, with no sign of the funding gap being filled: https://www.londonreconnections.com/2017/the-metropolitan-line-extension-deadline-day/
January 1st 18 10:20 PM
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Runaway bus crashes down stairs at...
The people who the bus misses by a few inches just carry on walking and don't even look behind them. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5211397/At-four-people-killed-bus-Moscow.html
December 26th 17 12:03 AM
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Coming to a stop
A request. Could northbound Jubilee line train drivers terminating at Wembley Park, please remain seated, observant and wait for the train to come to an absolute halt before gathering up their coats and things? I know it's an automated system, but ye have to give the public the impression that ye are actually in control of the train!! Whoops.
December 25th 17 01:45 PM
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TfL to make half of Berkshire...
"TfL announced earlier this month that it was taking over the running of 11 stations between Acton Main Line and Taplow from December 10." "The Elizabeth line is going to transform travel across the capital and it’s only right that every station will have step-free access." Are Londoners paying for improvements to Taplow and...
December 19th 17 03:10 PM
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Tube map showing Crossrail unveiled
http://www.cityam.com/277764/crossrails-coming-new-tube-map-featuring-elizabeth-line-has Seems odd that their are two phantom Thames crossings.
December 19th 17 03:00 PM
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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...
December 17th 17 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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