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Old January 6th 20, 03:53 PM posted to uk.transport.london
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(nor the central Met/District)

Who'd have thought that this would make it so hard to get where you
want
to
go in Z1

You have to find the alternative bus route/stop and the alternative
journey
take "forever"

Of course it's my fault really for not putting my journey into the
planner
before I travelled


Don't you get the weekly TfL newsletter?

nope

I don't travel often enough (except by bus) to make such things
worthwhile

Why not? It costs nothing.


it litters my in box

The latest one says this:

Circle line
On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 January, there will be no service between
Edgware Road and Aldgate via Victoria. This is due to track
replacement
work. Use alternative Tube or local bus routes.

District line
On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 January, there will be no service between
Earl's
Court and East Ham. This is due to track replacement work. Use
alternative
Tube, local or replacement bus services. Rail replacement buses will
run
from Liverpool Street/Canning Town to Barking.

Hammersmith & City line
On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 January, there will be no service between
Hammersmith and Barking. This is due to track replacement work. Use
alternative Tube, local or rail replacement bus services. Rail

well yes I know now

You could have known days in advance.


I could have know by checking the Journey planner

I was just commenting upon how inconvenient such works are, in the
absence
of a bespoke replacement

"use local busses" simply doesn't work for some journeys (and that's
assuming you have access to the details of which local bus, and it
stop,
you
should use)

So use a journey planner, such as TfL's, or Citymapper. These problems
were
solved long ago.


If I'd know beforehand, yes


There's a free way of knowing in advance, which you reject, then complain
that you don't know in advance! Words fail me.


I've already accepted my mistake

I repeat, I was just pointing out how awkward the alternatives are for
people who are unprepared

many less knowledgeable than me about how London busses work

On one bus yesterday, someone asked if they had to touch out when they got
off

and a few minutes later, someone came down the stairs and spent some seconds
fumbling in his bag for something, only just getting through the doors as
they closed - and what was he fumbling for - his card so that he could touch
out as he got off!

tim