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From Sunday, eh? Are we actually going to see more frequency or anything? I guess not yet.
"silverlink" you nonces
"north london line" is correct. silverlink is the company contracted to run services on that line.
but North London Line just sounds like Northern Line
i liked my free trains to luminaire & bardens.
this isnt a new line or anything?
it's brand new. haven't you seen them building it?
its been there for years. they're just making it better no?
This is the world's least 'new' thing ever.
Also, until it's a proper orbital thing and I can go all the way round like the Circle line, I refuse to acknowledge it's existence.
it pains me to agree with theo, damn you..
It's not new!
I don't want to go to Watford!
you'd love Destinys.
don't forget area.
almost as good as eros.
Do they still have foam parties on Wednesday nights?
I can now get nowhere I need to go!
'kin three-sided orbital things.
Honestly you're like the Sarkyfox of London Transport, aren't you? Never happy...
"In February 2006, the then Transport Secretary Alistair Darling announced additional funding of £63 million in order that work to complete a new Thameslink station could start in the summer of that year, and it was announced in September 2007 that the existing Kings Cross Thameslink station would close on 8 December 2007.
From 9 December 2007 First Capital Connect services will call at a new station situated adjacent to and directly accessible from the nearby St Pancras International. The new station (which will share the St Pancras International name) will be capable of handling 12-carriage trains and have sufficient capacity to serve the future Thameslink 2000 route (upgraded from the original Thameslink network), as well as much better pedestrian links to the mainline platforms at both St Pancras and King's Cross."
Hopefully they'll still keep the subway interchange from that station to the underground.
I want it to stay at the thamselink station. Its easy to get the victoria line from there.
that'll be my £25 standard constancy fee thnx.
is both a really stupid and really great idea.
in an area that already has loads of buses and tubes making the same route?
traffic in camden town is really heavily congested anyway, and there's no scope for widening the road. so any tram lines will have to go on the main road, and there's already about 37,000 buses on the high street at anyone one time..
i'm still waiting for that £500 :(
I am excited about this:
according to that map, this will make the commute easier!
Bullcrap. Where's the Oyster for the Liv. St. to Chingford line?
There's no barrier at Chingford, so it doesn't cost any extra if you only have a 1-2 or 1-3 season ticket.
Sometimes they put guards there to check tickets. Only occasionally - not enough for it to negate the £100s worth of savings you make travelling on ONE STOP, but enough to make you want to pay legitimately with an Oyster card to save the hassle they give you.
and that was about ten years ago. Maybe I've been lucky.
I actually get off at Wood Street, but back in the day when I did my A Levels in Chingford, it was every couple of months or so.
Of course, when you're 17, you can just be all like "Fuck off, pigs!" and run away.
Not so nowadays. :(
Oh, I should mention, on that line the guards aren't on the trains, they're on the platforms, barring the exits, like fucking SS.
I was about to post a comment earlier but then I had to do some work. It's in Singapore, right?
it's headquartered in london, and the company is promoting it as a potential transport system here.
i can see that going down REALLY well...
All Londoners who have seen the relevant Simpsons episode will now have an instinctive and irrational fear of monorails.
had a spinning wheel..
Not just monorails. Any non-traditional form of transport. DLR, bendy-buses, London Eye...
they put all the stops stupidly close together so you wouldn't notice that you could walk faster.
because you can sit right at the front. Yes, I'm a child.
It doesn't go anywhere anyone would want to go.
though i seem to remember not trusting it on the way back, and walking somewhere instead
that arena has now been demolished.
can i use my oyster card on this line, if it is a week travelcard?
this confuses me.
I want to go on an adventure on Sunday, but i can't afford it if it is not covered by my travelcard.
but you'll probably need your little record card thing with you just to make it easier.
It's just the cheapskate proles who use pay as you go Oyster that aren't allowed to travel using it. ;)
that makes it even worse!
It's only because they couldn't be fucked to put the Oyster readers in there. You don't have to touch in and touch out if you're using a travelcard on an Oyster so it doesn't matter, unless you go out of your zone, obviously.
"Passengers will also be able to use Oyster pay-as-you-go."
i suppose that's in the long term though. most of the stations are in an awful state..
not a cheapskate, i live close to work. because i'm sensible :P
1) I was talking about BEFORE Sunday pay as you go not working. I hadn't really read Havisham's post as I didn't think anyone couldn't have realised travelcards were always valid.
2) I put the ;) smiley in to denote, like, sarcasm, on the cheapskate prole front, dude!
1) you're a momo.
2) MO MO
therefore i was worried by zones 1 and 2 travelcard would be invalid, if they do not have oystercard readers. which i don't think Finchely Road and Frognal or Hampstead Heath have.
i don't want to get fined.
Literally worst date ever.
to the introduction of the new class 378s on the line behind my house. I live right next to Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, so that combined with the frequency of freight stock rolling past will be excellent.
The 378s look pretty nice for EMUs too, and they're introducing those new Turbostars on the Gospel Oak-Barking route (class 171 or 172, I can't remember) that are SO much nicer than the 150 DMUs that run on that line at the moment.
I love Ken.
that the 378s running on the bulk of the Overground (minus Gospel Oak-Barking) will have Underground-style longitudinal seating. That's really interesting.
Why is that interesting. Use diagrams and statistics where relevent.
mainly because there isn't a great deal of suburban commuter railways employing longitudinal arrangements in this country, with the obvious exception of London Underground.
You know why that is right? Because zzz...
Why don't you try a bit of positivity in your life one in a while? It might stop you being a contemptible bore so much of your life. It's fucking depressing.
I really think someone should compile these into a Best of Crablin some day...
I'd be interested to see what that post would look like if you were still in the throes of fully-fledged addiction.
I liked it too, not least because it made me go to Wikipedia and look for pictures of all the different classes.
I still go to extended lengths to look at trains sometimes. Sigh.