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King's UnCrossed
The work on the KGX completely revised track layout is finally nearing completion. From Twitter: https://twitter.com/jay_tee71/status/1401399039179079683?s=21
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Down the Drain
Seen on Twitter: The Waterloo & City will open for passenger service on Monday (7th) Morning and evening peak only, Monday to Friday ———— I'd previously seen it reported that it would reopen on 21 June, so this means it might reopen two weeks early. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/05/14/waterloo-city-line-reopen-14-months/
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The canard of 'driverless' tube trains
The latest short-term DfT funding settlement for TfL yet again obliges the latter to pursue the Johnson hobby horse of 'driverless trains'. In particular, the DfT wants DLR-style automation to be investigated on the Drain and Piccadilly lines: Driverless Trains 11.TfL's record of modernisation and innovation should not leave it behind other European networks, which are achieving significant...
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Barking Reach
According to the new Modern Railways, the existing A13 is going to be buried as it goes near Barking Reach to create room for more housing. Meanwhile, the entire new railway to Barking Reach is built on a viaduct. They say that the water table is pretty high there, but while that would create problems for tunnelling, I don't think it would be too much of a problem for cut and cover. --...
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Portillo on the Tube
Visited Battersea Power Station Station in Thursday's episode (9/15), and discussed Beck's map in, er, Saturday's episode (10/15). Presumably both are available on iPlayer. -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to 1984 - Throb Throb - Naked Raygun
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North Woolwich station
Anyone know whats going to happen to the former station building? I was looking back in streetview yesterday and noticed that in 2017 there was a sign up saying it would be refurbished: https://goo.gl/maps/Hjgcm8fMbHLudZjo9 But that vanished in 2018 and the place is still derelict.
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Tasteless purple canopies
The canopies over the entrances at Goodmayes and Chadwell Heath stations look childish and awful IMO. https://youtu.be/HQBbjEdLI7Q?t=411 -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to 1982 - 'I Staggered Mentally' - Portion Control
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Geoff Marshall and the mapping of the...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGliq3eJZPs It's all to do with how to show the new line on a map and keep it in zone 1 while all the stations around it are zone 2! (except Kennington which is now 1/2)
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M11 Junction 7A
The new bridge is currently under construction on the east side and will presumably be slid over the motorway before too long. -- Basil Jet recently enjoyed listening to 1993 - International Language - Cabaret Voltaire
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Croydon tram crash inquest
Four and a half years after the crash that killed seven passengers, the inquest finally starts tomorrow: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-57080188
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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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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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