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M25 A10 improvements and weird layby
Apparently a new avoiding slip from M25 E/B to A10 N/B is being constructed. https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/south-east/m25-junction-25-improvements/ But my question is about what is (or was) there before the work. For years there has been a weird lay-by on the northbound A10 just north of the M25, weird because you can only get into it by stopping on the dual carriageway at the end...
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60+ pass use outside london
apropos something entirely unrelated, I was perusing the 60+ pass validity and I came across the rule: .. "60+ Oyster pass holders are not entitled to free travel on services outside of London." at:
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I.O.W reopening delayed.
On Sat, 1 May 2021 14:23:32 -0000 (UTC) Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote: Recliner wrote: Wouldn't the D stock have quite a bit in common with the 73TS? D stock had rather more in common with 83ts. The 83 stock was scrapped when some of the vehicles were only 15 years old. It was a bloody scandal that no one seemed interested in. But as I've said
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Alistair Bell
Does anyone know how I can get in touch with Alistair Bell, who attempted the London Underground all-stations record on 30th December 1999 (see https://www.davros.org/rail/bell1999.html). If so, please could you ask him to email me. Thanks in advance. -- Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
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Black mark on Covid
From Matthew Parris's Times diary: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/camerons-old-rival-has-given-his-shins-a-kick-xvv5vh6d3?shareToken=c7534baefb95653d9a76e23bcd074109 Black mark on Covid Expert opinion is now clear that it’s very rare to contract Covid-19 from surfaces. But still the trilogy “hands, face, space” is intoned: sacrosanct, a medical mantra. Government communications...
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Unlockdown London
Today was the day when non-essential shops and outdoor restaurants could reopen in England. I decided to take an electric bus along two of the main shopping streets in London to see if there were returning crowds of shoppers. https://www.flickr.com/photos/recliner/albums/72157718923710722 Bottom line: not really, as the absence of foreign tourists is very obvious. But some shops did have...
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LO lines to be named
From https://www.cityam.com/mayor-of-london-election-sadiq-khan-pledges-to-name-london-overground-lines/ Sadiq Khan has pledged to give individual names to London Overground train lines if re-elected as mayor of London next month. Khan’s manifesto, released today, said the “London Overground network has grown considerably over recent years” and that “to reflect this I’ll launch a...
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Tube fare rises
Checked my Oyster today and noticed my tube fares have gone up by 10p since march. Kalamity Khan kept that quiet - I read tube fares weren't going to go up - but given its the election in May no surprise. Wouldn't have mattered anyway, he could drop a bomb in the middle of London and the sheep would still vote for him.
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Tim goes Underground
I see Tim is working on a new series to be shown later in the year on Yesterday. From a tweet this morning of his: One of the few +ves of commuting on the tube (and filming a TV show called #SecretsOfTheLondonUnderground) during a lockdown is that recently I’ve been walking around London’s underground network a lot, and at times, almost *entirely* by myself. That led me to an announcement...
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LU staff shortages?
I just got my weekly TfL 'Weekend travel information' newsletter, which contains this item of information: From Friday 26 until Monday 29 March, due to staff shortages, there will be short notice closures on the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines. The Circle and Hammersmith & City lines will be disrupted on the following days: On Friday 26 March, services will be reduced from...
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Crossrail update
Mark Wild's latest Crossrail update video: https://youtu.be/9SlZ6zpQiGY
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Hammersmith Bridge could re-open next...
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2021/03/19/hammersmith-bridge-could-re-open-next-summer/
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