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Robin9 February 14th 17 04:30 PM
British politicians, particularly those in London, love to pretend that they are concerned about traffic congestion and the consequential air pollution. They persist with policies which have been proved not to work, and refuse to listen to people who drive in traffic day after day and have a real understanding of the main cause of the problem. It seems that in Paris someone in authority is...
Robin9 February 4th 17 10:39 AM
The line between Barking and Gospel Oak is due to be re-opened at the end of this month. I have assumed all along that the entire electrification project and attendant rebuilding work will be completed by then. Certainly I have not seen statements from TfL or Network Rail warning of further weekend closures after the line is re-opened to allow more work to be done. At present on much of...
Recliner[_3_] January 30th 17 11:34 AM
From http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/green-is-the-new-black-as-cabs-go-electric-zsw09x0vs?shareToken=69253c87e03a17954a21109c3c08f0e9 Extract: Britain’s latest car plant — and the country’s first factory exclusively building electric vehicles — is to open in Coventry in the spring as the China-backed London Taxi Company rises from the ashes and begins production on new...
Recliner[_3_] January 28th 17 08:10 AM
I've not seen this case reported he http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-38775661 I must say, Mr Pietraskzek had a very narrow escape. It probably helped that, as a builder, he's obviously a very fit young man.
spud@potato.field January 25th 17 04:40 PM
An interesting video from the RAIB on youtube showing CCTV from when that maintenance train ran away on the northern line a few years back. Tube section starts at 3:58 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxCBRhbug-k -- Spud
Water musician January 25th 17 04:06 PM
Dear all I know it’s a few weeks out of date, but thought that all “bendy” lovers would like to see this: Scania’s new bi-artic – yes, with two trailer sections. And it’s gas powered. https://www.scania.com/group/en/scania-unveils-first-bi-articulated-euro-6- gas-bus/
rosenstiel@cix.compulink.co.uk January 25th 17 12:34 AM
In article -septembe r.org, (Recliner) wrote: Basil Jet wrote: Central and Waterloo & City lines strike for 24hours from Wednesday night. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-38733015
Paul Corfield January 24th 17 11:03 PM
Courtesy of info on IanVisits blog we now know there will be a new western entrance to Stratford Regional station - just off the Jubilee Line platforms and using the LU staff car park area. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2017/01/20/new-entrance-proposed-for-stratford-tube-station/ The redevelopment and rebuild of Hackney Wick Overground station is also proceeding this year after several years...
Recliner[_3_] January 21st 17 02:41 PM
Anyone who travels through Gatwick has probably seen the overbridge that connects the North Terminal to its pier 6. This is the world's highest and longest passenger bridge over an active taxiway, and I think it's rather elegant. It opened in 2005, and was designed to be high enough for the then-largest aircraft using Gatwick, the 747-400, to pass underneath. The only other such airbridge over a...
Recliner[_3_] January 18th 17 10:39 AM
spud@potato.field January 17th 17 09:27 AM
Given the number of ticket office closures thats a lot of redundant equipment. Are they all still sitting behind the shutters in case a future mayor changes his mind, been repurposed for something else or just been sent for scrap? -- Spud
Recliner[_3_] January 10th 17 12:50 AM
https://50skyshades.com/news/business-aviation/bliss-jet-to-launch-laguardia-to-london-private-jet-service-in-january This looks like the next dead cert failure. A genuinely private business jet that flies when and where you want it to is one thing, but a shared, scheduled weekly service in a small, cramped business jet to Stansted is another, particularly at higher than first class fares....
Recliner[_3_] November 1st 16 04:08 PM
From: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/half-of-heathrow-noise-complaints-made-by-just-10-people/ Extract: Heathrow received more than 25,000 noise complaints in just three months over the summer - but around half were made by the same 10 people. The airport, which was last month had plans for a third runway given Government approval, received, on average, 274 complaints each day between
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Simon Robinson November 18th 16 06:39 PM
Hi - new to this. Can anyone help us identify the underground station in the background of this photo from 1939? There is a bridge carrying the line over the street. Looks like a tram or trolleybus route as well. I acn't upload a better version but could send a bigger scan if anyone needs more detail! Thanks.
Robin9 July 16th 11 04:27 PM
What is an invalid thread? I ask because I have received an email from London Banter advising me that someone has posted a reply to a earlier post of mine. When I click on the provided link, I am taken to a message which tells me the thread is invalid. Even more mysteriously, I cannot find the thread in the main index even though people were posting a day ago! What is going on?
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