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Forum: London Transport April 3rd 12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,201
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Posted By Neil Williams
Cell phones, British dials

On Apr 2, 9:28*pm, D7666 wrote:

Not sure but I think Bomo line 4Reps had them for a while in the RB.

All 158s had them (it was a selling point of the "Alphaline" service,
but...
Forum: London Transport April 3rd 12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 82,144
Posted By Neil Williams
Cell phones, British dials

On Apr 2, 6:56*pm, wrote:

It used to be the ticket agent at a US station would call the
dispatcher to get train status. *But now some won't bother.

The sort of stations...
Forum: London Transport April 2nd 12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,949
Posted By Neil Williams
TfL games advertising outside London

On Mon, 02 Apr 2012 18:15:47 +0100, roger wrote:
And there should be some exceptionally good deals for cruises this
year.

In today's Times I was amused to note an advert for...
Forum: London Transport April 2nd 12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,949
Posted By Neil Williams
TfL games advertising outside London

On Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:23:17 +0000 (UTC),
wrote:
If that were the case you'd find the prices slowly increasing as
time went
by and more people booked.

That is merely one...
Forum: London Transport March 30th 12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,949
Posted By Neil Williams
TfL games advertising outside London

On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:08:42 +0000 (UTC),
wrote:
Except they put the prices up in the expectation of demand long
before
the season, not actual demand during it.

Because...
Forum: London Transport March 30th 12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,949
Posted By Neil Williams
TfL games advertising outside London

On Mar 30, 3:31*pm, wrote:

The real blackmail is in the holiday companies and airlines stiffing people
with exhorbitant fares during school holidays. There's no reason...
Forum: London Transport March 30th 12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,949
Posted By Neil Williams
TfL games advertising outside London

On Mar 30, 12:24*pm, "Robin" wrote:

Would you please share your evidence that 1 week is the "norm"?

It doesn't matter that individuals won't take 3 weeks. What does
matter is...
Forum: London Transport March 24th 12, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,721
Posted By Neil Williams
Kings Cross - site visit

On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 07:51:01 +0000, Arthur Figgis
wrote:
Then there are the German stations which charge about the same as
an
open return on Virgin.

Also found...
Forum: London Transport March 24th 12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,721
Posted By Neil Williams
Kings Cross - site visit

On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:15:06 +0000, Roland Perry
wrote:
I'm fairly sure there's a law that says you must provide free
toilets if
you serve alcohol

It is normally a...
Forum: London Transport March 22nd 12, 03:00 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,592
Posted By Neil Williams
Crossrail tunnelling to start shortly

On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:10:06 +0000, David Cantrell
wrote:
By "half bathrooms" do you mean "bogs"?

Yes he does. He has this curious obsession with the use of the US
term...
Forum: London Transport March 22nd 12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,592
Posted By Neil Williams
Crossrail tunnelling to start shortly

On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 05:19:58 -0700 (PDT), 77002
wrote:
However, many folks have travelled to the terminus by subway.
Ascending escalators, waiting for a train, and accessing...
Forum: London Transport March 22nd 12, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,925
Posted By Neil Williams
King's Cross: the Parcel Yard

On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:54:54 -0000, "John Salmon"
wrote:
is 90 minutes the standard cut-off for stations managed by
Network Rail?
At stations managed by East...
Forum: London Transport March 21st 12, 07:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,592
Posted By Neil Williams
Crossrail tunnelling to start shortly

On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:00:38 +0000, Roland Perry
wrote:
Depends. Being given only ten minutes notice of which platform you
have
to scurry down at Kings Cross to find your...
Forum: London Transport March 21st 12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,592
Posted By Neil Williams
Crossrail tunnelling to start shortly

On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 05:03:08 -0700 (PDT), 77002
wrote:
That ought to be permanent IMHO.

I hope not. It is far more civilised to board at a terminus.

Neil

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Neil Williams,...
Forum: London Transport March 21st 12, 08:04 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,592
Posted By Neil Williams
Crossrail tunnelling to start shortly

On Mar 21, 8:25*am, 77002 wrote:

On the Contrary, the route to Farringdon (Street) would be more
direct, have less stations, and be aboard, faster, higher capacity,
...
Forum: London Transport March 20th 12, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 82,144
Posted By Neil Williams
card numbers, was cards, was E-ZPass, was CharlieCards v.v. Oyster (and Octopus?)

On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:57:57 -0500, Stephen Sprunk
wrote:
Do European banks not have the concept of secondary cards? Each
gets
their own card with their own name on it,...
Forum: London Transport March 20th 12, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 82,144
Posted By Neil Williams
card numbers, was cards, was E-ZPass, was CharlieCards v.v. Oyster (and Octopus?)

On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 17:28:32 -0700 (PDT), Mizter T
wrote:
NDS VideoGuard encryption (BSkyB) is pretty secure.

The old analogue VideoCrypt system wasn't and was widely...
Forum: London Transport March 20th 12, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 82,144
Posted By Neil Williams
card numbers, was cards, was E-ZPass, was CharlieCards v.v. Oyster (and Octopus?)

On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:43:41 +0000, Clive
wrote:
As different shops have different "floor limits" this can only
apply to
the amount of guarantee by the bank,...
Forum: London Transport March 20th 12, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 82,144
Posted By Neil Williams
card numbers, was cards, was E-ZPass, was CharlieCards v.v. Oyster (and Octopus?)

On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:18:40 +0000, Roland Perry
wrote:
Because I'm not convinced that accepting a debit card which passes
the
C&P PIN, but is later declined because of...
Forum: London Transport March 17th 12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,592
Posted By Neil Williams
Crossrail tunnelling to start shortly

On Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:14 -0500,
wrote:
I don't think so but I expect services will be reduced.

Will probably be an hourly EMU like the Loetschbergbahn, I'd...
Forum: London Transport March 17th 12, 08:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,400
Posted By Neil Williams
German fare dodgers cause headache for public transport operators - The Guardian

On Sat, 17 Mar 2012 01:48:49 +0000 (UTC), Hans-Joachim Zierke
wrote:
As soon as the only check is the bus driver, and there aren't any
inspectors in the buses, it's...
Forum: London Transport March 12th 12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,626
Posted By Neil Williams
Full hybrid buses

On Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:13:48 -0000, "Ian" wrote:
If you mean the ones I think you mean, they were running on liquid
natural
gas or somesuch.

CNG is used to fuel buses in...
Forum: London Transport March 5th 12, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 82,144
Posted By Neil Williams
cards, was E-ZPass, was CharlieCards v.v. Oyster (and Octopus?)

On Sun, 4 Mar 2012 22:41:14 +0000 (UTC), "Adam H. Kerman"
wrote:
No-one ever tips in pubs.
I had no idea.

If you want to "tip" the usual approach is to buy the staff a drink,...
Forum: London Transport February 29th 12, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 82,144
Posted By Neil Williams
cards, was E-ZPass, was CharlieCards v.v. Oyster (and Octopus?)

On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:13:18 +0000, "
wrote:
Or you can forgo the tip and via the machine and just leave a few
coins.

If you have some suitable...
Forum: London Transport February 29th 12, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 82,144
Posted By Neil Williams
cards, was E-ZPass, was CharlieCards v.v. Oyster (and Octopus?)

On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:24:29 +0000 (UTC), "Adam H. Kerman"
wrote:
Is the terminal the waiter brings to your table exchanging telemetry
wirelessly during the transaction, or does...
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