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Re: Public transport policy

Post by Carys » Sun May 31, 2009 12:13

I figured the masterplan was to buy all of the overground (small O) eventually, thus making it the Overground? No proof of that of course. Just a theory.

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Re: Public transport policy

Post by Gordon » Sun May 31, 2009 12:53

Every train that runs through London?
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Re: Public transport policy

Post by String Bean Jen » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:45

How were people's journeys into London today? I was considering not coming in because I'll be by myself and I've never experienced a tube strike. I've mapped out how to get everywhere by bus but I know that buses can get so packed that they don't stop to pick up additional passengers. And I don't know the city well enough to end up walking everywhere. But I guess I'm still coming. o_O
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Re: Public transport policy

Post by Trev » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:50

I'm lucky. I can work at home. And have taken that option. And I can catch a bus from my house to the Pains gig tonight. Result.

I remember trying to get home from my first tube strike when I moved to London in 2000. Spent an hour walking home in the wrong direction. I'd be in London less than a month.
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Re: Public transport policy

Post by sarahluv » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:55

got my usual train :)

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Re: Public transport policy

Post by mkgleeds » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:02

Stayed at home this morning - though apparently the Northern Line is working which may make the Pains gig a bit easier.

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Re: Public transport policy

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:04

Think you should have gone to college a bit more, sunshine.
these people get so much pay and still but still going on strike
that is so annoying there are so many people out there that will be happy to take over there job with that pay they are getting now.
I need to go college and get help from my tutor to finish my cousework and hand it in tomorrow
however my tutor is not going to come in because of this tube strike so my hole class is not going college today
when we have so much work to get done

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Re: Public transport policy

Post by photojonny » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:05

Northern, Jubillee and Victoria lines are running semi-normally from what I gather, my bus journey was fine just a bit busier than usual.
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Re: Public transport policy

Post by sarahluv » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:16

the victoria line's only running from seven sisters to victoria.

district line is back up now.

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Re: Public transport policy

Post by crystalball » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:37

You can follow The Travel Chaos LIVE on the Guardian website. It's hilarious! And so much better than The Travel Chaos' studio recordings.

When there's a tube strike, the problem is invariably getting from central London to everywhere else between 5 and 7 in the evening because that's when everyone's trying to get home from work and they get agitated and buses are packed.

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Re: Public transport policy

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:39

Look at those people WALKING TO WORK. Chaos!

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Re: Public transport policy

Post by stolenwine » Wed Jun 10, 2009 13:38

String Bean Jen wrote:How were people's journeys into London today? I was considering not coming in because I'll be by myself and I've never experienced a tube strike. I've mapped out how to get everywhere by bus but I know that buses can get so packed that they don't stop to pick up additional passengers. And I don't know the city well enough to end up walking everywhere. But I guess I'm still coming. o_O
i waited about an hour for the bus, every one that went by was full up so i ended up walking. shame about the rain though, because i'm sitting here with soaking wet shoes and unruly hair!

anyway, if you're coming in the evening (outside of rush hour), i bet the buses will be fine. i think they were just a bit mental this morning because of rush hour but maybe just factor in the waiting time in case you're worried about missing the gig!
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Re: Public transport policy

Post by Sootyzilla » Tue Sep 22, 2009 01:18

http://londonreconnections.blogspot.com ... -news.html
Essentially, interchange validation is intented to allow TfL to determine more precisely the method of travel (most notably the zones passed through) used by passengers when more than one journey option exists, and thus charge appropriately. Passengers will still be required to tap in and out on the standard yellow readers at the start and end of their journey, but will need to tap pink when interchanging if a pink reader is available.

A journey from Barking to Seven Sisters, for example, will be assumed to be via zone 1 if no pink tap has been recorded, but if the passenger swapped from Overground to Underground at Blackhorse Rd and tapped pink there, then it would be recorded as a journey that only took place in Zones 2 and 3. Obviously, the second of those two options would be charged at a lower rate.

In addition to those stations listed above, validators will also be installed at Wimbledon, Richmond and Woolwich Arsenal, although it seems unlikely that these will be activated yet (as there is no point doing so until PAYG is rolled out onto National Rail services).
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Re: Public transport policy

Post by andyroo » Tue Sep 22, 2009 13:25

Dublin's finally building the underground, only a hundred years behind schedule.

It's just going to connect Connolly, Pearse and Heuston, but it'll so much simplify everything. Instead of every train on the entire network having to go through the one bit of track on the Connolly overpass.
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Re: Public transport policy

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jun 14, 2010 14:54

Is this some kind of sick joke, or what?

http://www.railnetwork.info/article.php ... um=twitter

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