London Transport (uk.transport.london) Discussion of all forms of transport in London.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old September 24th 04, 11:55 PM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Sep 2004
Posts: 6
Default Moorgate - Closed to WAGN for 1 year

According to WAGN's website the escalators runnning between the Northern
Line and the Ticket Hall have to be replaced. Work will start from 27/09/04
and last for an entire year.

Are these the escalators running between Moorgate platforms 9 and 10 down to
the Northern Line? These were stopped for months only recently and everyone
had to use the spiral staircases down to the Northern Line.

If they're the main escalators running from platforms 9/10 to above, leading
to the exit then surely there's another way out?

1 ****ing year?!

M.



  #2   Report Post  
Old September 25th 04, 12:08 AM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Sep 2004
Posts: 6
Default Moorgate - Closed to WAGN for 1 year

"Morton" wrote in message
...
According to WAGN's website the escalators runnning between the Northern
Line and the Ticket Hall have to be replaced. Work will start from
27/09/04 and last for an entire year.


Additional: They will be closed between 07:30 and 09:30. During those times
services will terminate at Old Street. This just doesnt make sense. If the
escalators have to be repaired then it would make sense to close them out of
rush hour. Not that WAGN have a good history of common sense.


  #3   Report Post  
Old September 25th 04, 12:18 AM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Jul 2004
Posts: 27
Default Moorgate - Closed to WAGN for 1 year

[Morton]
Additional: They will be closed between 07:30 and 09:30. During those times
services will terminate at Old Street. This just doesnt make sense. If the
escalators have to be repaired then it would make sense to close them out of
rush hour.


The escalators will be closed all day. It is only during peak times when
the the overcrowding of the station would be dangerous.

Not that WAGN have a good history of common sense.


Indeed.
--
Michael Hoffman
  #4   Report Post  
Old September 25th 04, 12:20 AM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Jul 2003
Posts: 92
Default Moorgate - Closed to WAGN for 1 year


"Morton" wrote in message
...
According to WAGN's website the escalators runnning between the Northern
Line and the Ticket Hall have to be replaced. Work will start from
27/09/04 and last for an entire year.

Are these the escalators running between Moorgate platforms 9 and 10 down
to the Northern Line? These were stopped for months only recently and
everyone had to use the spiral staircases down to the Northern Line.

If they're the main escalators running from platforms 9/10 to above,
leading to the exit then surely there's another way out?

1 ****ing year?!

M.


If you download the PDF from their webpage it explains everything.

It is the Northern Line escalators that have worn out. However it sounds
like they are keeping the Northern Line open, and stopping WAGN arrivals to
reduce the overcrowding.

Oh well, at least you will have a nice walk down from Old Street station
every morning (or fight for a bus, or squeeze onto the Northern Line).

  #5   Report Post  
Old September 25th 04, 12:44 AM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Sep 2004
Posts: 6
Default Moorgate - Closed to WAGN for 1 year

"Colin" wrote in message
...

"Morton" wrote in message
...
According to WAGN's website the escalators runnning between the Northern
Line and the Ticket Hall have to be replaced. Work will start from
27/09/04 and last for an entire year.

Oh well, at least you will have a nice walk down from Old Street station
every morning (or fight for a bus, or squeeze onto the Northern Line).

I work near Tower Hill. To destress before work I would often walk (20 mins)
between Moorgate and work. Buying food in M&S or shopping in Gap/M&S/Next
around Moorgate was something I quite liked. Passing by Swiss Re was always
uplifting. Now I'll just get the Northern line from Old Street to Bank. The
word **** springs to mind.




  #6   Report Post  
Old September 25th 04, 09:53 AM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Jul 2003
Posts: 123
Default Moorgate - Closed to WAGN for 1 year

"Morton" wrote in message
...
"Colin" wrote in message
...

"Morton" wrote in message
...
According to WAGN's website the escalators runnning between the

Northern
Line and the Ticket Hall have to be replaced. Work will start from
27/09/04 and last for an entire year.

Oh well, at least you will have a nice walk down from Old Street station
every morning (or fight for a bus, or squeeze onto the Northern Line).

I work near Tower Hill. To destress before work I would often walk (20

mins)
between Moorgate and work. Buying food in M&S or shopping in Gap/M&S/Next
around Moorgate was something I quite liked. Passing by Swiss Re was

always
uplifting. Now I'll just get the Northern line from Old Street to Bank.

The
word **** springs to mind.


It's only a five minute walk from Old Street to Moorgate, and it's quite
pleasant.

Jonn



  #7   Report Post  
Old September 25th 04, 03:49 PM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Nov 2003
Posts: 90
Default Moorgate - Closed to WAGN for 1 year

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 09:53:15 +0000 (UTC), "Jonn Elledge"
wrote:



It's only a five minute walk from Old Street to Moorgate, and it's quite
pleasant.


Not when its ****ing rain and the wind is whipping round the corners of
Finsbury Circus.

--
Felicitations, malefactors! I am endeavoring to misappropriate
the formulary for the preparation of affordable comestibles.
Who will join me?!
  #8   Report Post  
Old September 25th 04, 05:05 PM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,577
Default Moorgate - Closed to WAGN for 1 year

"Greg Hennessy" wrote in message
...

the corners of Finsbury Circus.


?

--
John Rowland - Spamtrapped
Transport Plans for the London Area, updated 2001
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acro...69/tpftla.html
A man's vehicle is a symbol of his manhood.
That's why my vehicle's the Piccadilly Line -
It's the size of a county and it comes every two and a half minutes


  #9   Report Post  
Old September 25th 04, 05:43 PM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Nov 2003
Posts: 90
Default Moorgate - Closed to WAGN for 1 year

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 18:05:32 +0100, "John Rowland"
wrote:

the corners of Finsbury Circus.


?



Try walking from moorgate to old street on a windy day. The 'canyon' effect
is rather severe.
--
Felicitations, malefactors! I am endeavoring to misappropriate
the formulary for the preparation of affordable comestibles.
Who will join me?!
  #10   Report Post  
Old September 26th 04, 04:41 PM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Sep 2004
Posts: 117
Default Moorgate - Closed to WAGN for 1 year


--- "Greg Hennessy" wrote:

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 18:05:32 +0100, "John Rowland"
wrote:
[Greg Hennessy wrote:]
the corners of Finsbury Circus.


?



Try walking from moorgate to old street on a windy day. The 'canyon'
effect is rather severe.


I think he's questioning how you walk from Moorgate to Old Street via
Finsbury Circus.

Either:
a) You were walking to Liverpool St. not Old St.
b) You were going via Finsbury Square, not Circus
or
c) You were going the scenic route!





Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Strange TOC name on WAGN Moortgate service this morning. Boltar London Transport 2 February 21st 05 10:02 AM
Direct phone numbers to WAGN stations M Patrick London Transport 6 December 8th 04 08:36 PM
Direct phone numbers to WAGN stations Colin Rosenstiel London Transport 0 December 8th 04 05:16 PM
Oyster now available from WAGN @ Walthamstow Central Jason London Transport 4 February 29th 04 07:42 PM
WAGN 'refusal' to give performance discounts Jason London Transport 1 February 29th 04 06:07 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2020 London Banter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about London Transport"

 

Copyright © 2017