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[email protected] October 24th 16 08:41 AM
It only took them 20 years to get the descibers to actually give the time until the next train from cockfosters instead of no indication at all until 1 minute before a train showed up. Obviously all their rocket scientists were busy elsewhere. -- Spud
Recliner[_3_] October 21st 16 02:49 PM
Graeme Wall wrote: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37720990 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37731195
Robin9 October 21st 16 09:04 AM
The Wanstead And Woodford Recorder - a new freebie - has a report about reducing noise on one section of the Central Line. "An innovative new technique will be used to reduce noise from the Tube between Woodford and South Woodford, the Mayor of London has stated. Sadiq Khan explained that a system of "rail damping" will quieten the wheel when it rubs against the track on what
[email protected] October 20th 16 11:56 PM
In article , (Recliner) wrote: On Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:39:46 -0500, wrote: In article - september.org, (Recliner) wrote: wrote:
Basil Jet[_4_] October 19th 16 09:12 AM
12 million! You have to wonder how the construction of Eastfields Station only cost 6m when that must have also included map changes and sign changes. And since White Hart Lane is famous as the home of Spurs, you have to wonder why Spurs aren't happy with the current name. There can be few people who do not see the words "White Hart Lane" on a tube map and think of Spurs. I doubt if they...
[email protected] October 19th 16 01:28 AM
In article -septembe r.org, (Recliner) wrote: Paul Corfield wrote: On Sat, 1 Oct 2016 08:58:11 +0100, Walter Briscoe wrote: In message of Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:34:43 in uk.transport.london, Paul Corfield
[email protected] October 18th 16 08:34 AM
Lots of noise and blocked traffic when I walked past yesterday in Southwark. Anyone know what they're protesting about this week? Is it Uber, fares, or they just don't like TfL in general? -- Spud
[email protected] October 15th 16 03:05 PM
I at first thought that this was another civilian writing about Mail Rail, though it appears as though this line actually exists. http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2016/10/theres-only-a-10-mile-hidden-monorail-under-london/ https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2016/10/12/the-private-monorail-tunnel-under-north-london/
[email protected] October 13th 16 02:30 PM
Interesting bit of information about what was found when digging the DLR. Don't think I've ever been down that corridor as I'm sure I would have noticed it: https://youtu.be/YSvCnqAqo-U?t=144 -- Spud
Walter Briscoe October 13th 16 08:33 AM
I asked the TfL customer service centre about the schedule for replacing D78 stock. I am interested as it will cause the Tube Map to change. Stations such as Upminster and Elm Park will be step free to train, rather than step free to platform. I've just had a prompt email, which I quote: We now run about 125*new*trains on*the*District line and 10 of the old ones. We'll probably keep the*old...
Basil Jet[_4_] October 12th 16 07:53 PM
Since TfL want to take over all of the stopping services in South London, I was wondering what is stopping them from extending the Overground from Crystal Palace to Beckenham Junction on Sundays only. It is a bit of a tight squeeze to run a quarter hourly service on the last mile and a half which is singled, but I think it should be doable. I don;t see how Southern could object when they run...
Basil Jet[_4_] October 12th 16 06:28 PM
A 32 page supplement in the middle of the new edition of RAIL, should be something in there for everyone.
[email protected] October 12th 16 08:45 AM
Saw a bus this morning near southwark looking like it had just had a new paint/vinyl job with the old Red Arrow logo on it. Haven't seen that for years. Are TfL bringing it back? -- Spud
[email protected] October 11th 16 08:51 AM
Just curious - does anyone know what form the architecture will take, will it be like the JLE, crossrail or something completely new? Also I presume the 2 new stations will have platform doors too which I imagine will mean some new kit on the trains - unless its already installed. -- Spud
Offramp October 9th 16 08:43 AM
It looks like the garden bridge is going to wither and die. That £45,000,000 worth of prime compost will have to be sent to the EU. Here is part of the Mayor's recent press release. "The package of new river crossings to be built in the next five to 10 years will vastly improve travel across the capital, while supporting new affordable homes and business opportunities in East London. They...
e27002 aurora October 9th 16 06:51 AM
On 08 Oct 2016 20:52:41 +0100 (BST), Theo wrote: Basil Jet wrote: The bridge is still there... it's the pink one beneath the footbridge to Waterloo East, in front of the blue bridge carrying the Charing Cross lines. /data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sp9AJt85Y1BC0-f0KEHi7Lw!2e0?force=lite It's interesting that the 1920s rebuild retained both the bridge and access
Basil Jet[_4_] October 8th 16 11:03 AM
[email protected] October 7th 16 06:30 PM
Opening tomorrow (Saturday). The re-building was due to take 18 months. I don''t know if that is how long it has actually taken, because I can't remember when it closed. Why did it take so long to re-build such a small structure? There seemed to be a long gap between the demolition of the old station and the construction of the new one, but a long closure was planned.
Basil Jet[_4_] October 4th 16 07:36 AM
Basil Jet[_4_] October 4th 16 07:03 AM
On 2016\10\04 06:47, Charles Ellson wrote: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/148442.aspx Incident created 04/10/2016 04:52 "A cable fire near London Marylebone is blocking all lines into the station. Trains to and from the station may be cancelled or amended to start / terminate at West Ruislip / Harrow-on-the-Hill. Because of this, journeys to and from London...
Recliner[_3_] September 29th 16 03:02 PM
I can't see this catching on: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/29/tube-chat-campaign-provokes-horror-among-london-commuters
[email protected] September 28th 16 10:21 AM
Rode on the bakerloo for the first time in years today. My god the 72 stock is looking and sounding tired. Whoever is keeping them running is certainly earning their money. Anyone know when replacements on the way? IIRC there is going to be a block order for a number of lines. -- Spud
Basil Jet[_4_] September 28th 16 07:50 AM
Opened in 1924 Demolished by Mr Hitler in 1940, and rebuilt in wood Replaced in 1962 Rebuilt recently (last year?) Soon to be rebuilt again. Is that the record number of rebuildings of a station? It must be the record for a single-line...
Offramp September 28th 16 05:21 AM
Khan is reviewing the decision to close every ticket office on the Tube. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/mayor/sadiq-khan-launches-probe-into-boris-johnsons-tube-ticket-office-closures-a3338791.html The TfL home page says nothing about this. I think that the management would be devastated if the decision were reversed. Also, the Tube management has done an extraordinary "damned memory" job on...
jon b September 26th 16 02:16 PM
Hi All I have a ticket to the Euston disused station tunnels tour at 10am on Saturday 15th October that I can no longer use. Although LT Museum won't refund (as I am outside the statutory 14 day refund period having bought this in April) they will allow a name change. If anyone is interested in buying this off me please get back to me via jonnyboy122 gmail.com. Cheers Jon
Recliner[_3_] September 25th 16 11:16 AM
There's a short item in today's Sunday Times that suggests that the government is favouring the Heathrow Hub option: http://www.heathrowhub.com This is cheaper than the third runway, needs much less land (and very few properties will be affected), will be much quicker to build, and will not increase the noise footprint nearly as much. The scheme as proposed (not by HAL) also includes a road-rail...
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/
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...
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