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[email protected] September 23rd 16 10:16 PM
In article -septembe r.org, (Recliner) wrote: tim... wrote: "Mizter T" wrote in message ... On 23/09/2016 15:45, Recliner wrote:
Recliner[_3_] September 21st 16 08:31 PM
TfL's grand vision for turning London's suburban overground services into the Overground: http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/21/londons-train-map-is-about-to-look-very-different-6143328/
Save the 13 bus September 20th 16 10:11 PM
TfL is currently consulting on changes to bus routes down the Finchley Road (again). https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/routes-13-82-113-139-189 Ultimately, the changes would mean the current 82 route would be renamed the 13, and the route the 13 currently runs would disappear. There will also be 5 fewer buses an hour overall travelling the Finchley Road between Childs Hill and Baker Street....
Basil Jet[_4_] September 20th 16 06:17 PM
They've figured out that all this new track they've been planning since the 1980s and have almost finished building won't actually work. http://www.southernrailway.com/your-journey/timetable-consultation/ Discussion at http://www.londonreconnections.com/2016/govia-go-via-greenwich/
Recliner[_3_] September 20th 16 03:06 PM
So, yet another all 'business class' (closer to premium economy) service between a secondary London airport and New York has folded: http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/09/05/la-compagnie-london-flight-canceled/ This must be at least the fourth or fifth all 'business' class service to New York from Luton or Stansted to fail. Even the genuinely premium BA flight from LCY to JFK has been...
Michael R N Dolbear September 19th 16 03:23 PM
Press release 02 September 2016 http://www.abellio.co.uk/news/abellio-surrey-service-change-release/ Abellio Surrey from 31 December 2016 intends making changes to two services run on a commercial basis. Service 446 (Woking to Heathrow Terminal 5) is to be withdrawn between Staines and Heathrow and service 461 (Kingston to Staines) is to be withdrawn between Addlestone and Staines. At the...
Jim Chisholm September 19th 16 11:45 AM
Just been in Munich (escaped before BeerFest). Central S-bahn lines have platforms on both sides, one for entry and one for exit. Must significantly reduce dwell times as unloading (alighting) and loading (boarding) take place simultaneously. Was this considered for Crossrail? It is confusing for strangers as in Munich there is no obvious 'up' exit on the entry side if you get out on that...
[email protected] September 18th 16 02:16 PM
I had the distinct ... erm ... pleasure of riding on Roastmaster (a.k.a. Borisbus) the other day. I am neither a designer nor an automotive engineer, but I think that it is safe to say that this is a poorly designed vehicle pretty much by anybody's standards and that this is also what happens when you push through a vanity project. Where was the oversight committee on this? I was on one bus...
tim... September 18th 16 08:07 AM
came into my in box via my linkedin account https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/uber-bleeding-death-jared-carmel-2 posted without comment (for now) tim
David Cantrell September 16th 16 12:14 PM
On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:28:17PM -0000, Recliner wrote: This particular bus was a 258, operated I think by Arriva, but I've seen non-working card readers on a variety of buses. It's far more common than non-working gates at Tube stations. IME non-working gates at tube stations are far more common. But you don't notice as much because there are other working gates next to it. --
Offramp September 16th 16 10:05 AM
On Thursday, 15 September 2016 16:24:31 UTC+1, wrote: http://premierconstructionnews.com/2016/09/14/rail-construction-news-2-3/ "The Postal Museum – a unique new heritage attraction in Central London... Visitors will be given the opportunity to travel 70 feet underground to ride the Post Office’s forgotten railway..."
Recliner[_3_] September 15th 16 07:18 PM
bob wrote: Recliner wrote: wrote: On 15.09.16 13:27, Recliner wrote: LU has occupied this Grade 1 listed building designed by Charles Holden, since commissioning it in the 1920s, but will soon be moving out. The old building above St James's Park station is no longer suitable for a head office, and will be converted into housing (mainly posh flats, but...
Clive D.W. Feather September 14th 16 09:27 AM
On 02/09/2016 18:04, wrote: The bit that surprises me is that the DC tracks still run into Euston since the 378s can be dual voltage so all trains to the terminus could be 25KV electrified. The signalling is older and may have fewer immunisation problems for now. It will have been immunised back at the days of installation and again when resignalled in the noughties. So no work is...
Mizter T September 8th 16 10:32 PM
On 06/09/2016 02:13, wrote: It's a long way from a 4-car train because they all stop at the westernmost extremity of the platform with no intermediate stopping points. NR must have been listening to you! I travelled from Abbey Wood yesterday (4th Sep) on my way back from a visit to the remote and magnificent Crossness Pumping Station, which
[email protected] September 3rd 16 10:56 PM
In article -september ..org, (Recliner) wrote: John Levine wrote: Apropos of a recent report of a guy in New York who visited every NY subway station in record time, the question arose of why the usual NY subway challenge rules require you do it on one fare, but the London tube challenge rules don't. Guiness will accept NY records using multiple fares but New Yorkers...
Someone Somewhere September 3rd 16 02:16 PM
Any ideas what they're doing? According to tfl.gov.uk, nothing is closed in the area but there are double deckers labelled rail replacement going down Cable Street every 5 mins or so!
Robin9 September 3rd 16 10:23 AM
My car insurance company has sent me an epistle that suggests that Uber are no longer having everything their way: QUOTE: Cab comparison app Karhoo launched in London two months ago and already it claims to be twice the size of its nearest competitor. The company states it is giving the Capitals consumers more choice and drivers more work.
Recliner[_3_] September 2nd 16 12:46 PM
I popped along to Abbey Wood yesterday, the future Crossrail terminus. It's moved along quite a bit since my last visit, with both of the third rail tracks now in their final positions, and quite a bit of Crossrail track in place near the portal, so here's a few of my pictures for people who don't frequent the North Kent line: https://www.flickr.com/photos/recliner/albums/72157670104050133 I...
Recliner[_3_] September 2nd 16 08:17 AM
Basil Jet[_4_] August 30th 16 07:42 PM
All metro trains back on. They'll be celebrating at Birkbeck! http://www.southernrailway.com/southern/news/southern-restores-over-100-trains-to-timetable/
Matthew Dickinson August 30th 16 12:16 PM
Mentioned in the West Midlands ITT is this suggestion: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/549055/wmf-itt.pdf "A description of how the Franchisee will utilise smart ticketing technologies to provide customers with a flexible and convenient solution when travelling into and around London from stations between London Euston and Northampton and Watford...
[email protected] August 29th 16 11:08 PM
In article -septembe r.org, (Recliner) wrote: I don't know how long this has been around, but I'd not seen it befo "Walking can be a quick and easy way to get around, particularly when travelling during the busiest times, which are 08:00-09:00 and 17:30-18:30 Monday to Friday. The table below shows some popular journeys within zones
Recliner[_3_] August 29th 16 10:52 PM
I don't know how long this has been around, but I'd not seen it befo "Walking can be a quick and easy way to get around, particularly when travelling during the busiest times, which are 08:00-09:00 and 17:30-18:30 Monday to Friday. The table below shows some popular journeys within zones 1 and 2 that are quicker to walk." http://content.tfl.gov.uk/walking-tube-map-journey-times.pdf
Recliner[_3_] August 29th 16 02:05 PM
On Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:01:37 -0700 (PDT), Patrick Hearn wrote: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/aug/29/football-pitch-sized-concourse-to-partially-open-at-london-bridge-station It doesn't say how many milliWales it is I went along to take a look this morning. Here's some of my pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/recliner/albums/72157673127347595
e27002 aurora August 28th 16 12:49 PM
On Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:21:31 +0100, Guy Gorton wrote: On Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:13:55 -0700 (PDT), wrote: Oh, and you can't have Blind Lane box back, it's has a new "forever home". :) Rob.
[email protected] August 25th 16 10:32 PM
Hiya, Planning to meet somebody at Stansted Airport in the near future, likely on a workday, in order to see somebody off. Can I thus use contactless from Liverpool Street? If not, then how far out can I go on contactless and is it worth splitting the journey?
[email protected] August 25th 16 08:43 AM
On Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:23:38 -0500 wrote: In article , d () wrote: On Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:48:04 +0100 "Norman Wells" wrote: "Colin Reeves" wrote in message ... Lev.19:19 is broken if anyone plants two different crops in the same field, as do those who wear garments made of two different kinds of
e27002 aurora August 25th 16 07:26 AM
On Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:36:52 +0100, "NY" wrote: "e27002 aurora" wrote in message ... Usually it is also a liquid fast. But, it is only 24 hours. "Only" 24 hours? I'd find it very difficult to go without a glass of water (or a cup of coffee or some sort of liquid) every couple of hours. Going without food you can last a bit longer, though on the few occasions
Offramp August 24th 16 06:17 PM
I have never really liked the queen and I was annoyed that Crossrail is going to be named after her. What has she ever done? So I am looking for a disrespectful way of referring to the Elizabeth Line while still being understood. I suppose Liz Line will be popular, along with Lizzy Line and Betty Line. What was that name Private Eye gave her? I might use that.
Recliner[_3_] August 11th 16 09:44 AM
The capital’s first ever Transport Commissioner has died at his home in New England aged 80. American Bob Kiley was recruited by former Mayor Ken Livingstone and spent six years as Britain’s highest paid civil servant, earning £2 million. The former CIA agent headed Transport for London during the introduction of the congestion charge and fought the part-privatisation of the...
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