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On 5 lines: Piccadilly, Jubilee, Victoria, Northern & Central.
About fucking time.
It'd be nice if they just ran it till 3am.
offer an all night service on Friday and Saturday.
five minutes walk from a Northern Line station. Looking forward to it.
would've been great a few years ago
My this wasn't because I'm old and boring, but because I moved to Brighton where you just walk home from a night out rather than panicing because you missed your last tube / bus / whatever
I mean obviously there are specific cases where you're fucked but even up to zone 4, most night buses are frequent enough now that it's no massive arse to get home.
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seems a bit weird that he'd be breaking such a big story eh
it's not all coming from him at all, he's just who i've seen a few people quote
Not sure how many bus drivers and taxi drivers will lose their jobs as a result either.
given the £65m worth of potential cuts to the bus network that are being mooted this week.
But yeah, there will be cuts. The NBfL brought a lot of collateral damage with it.
very dull but wouldn't mind a tube service that is open until 2am-ish daily. I go to Camden for a post gig drink often and find the Northern Line very good. I can get a northbound from there until 12:45am enough time for a few late pints. I think those that complain (especially about the Northern) rarely use the tubes or haven't since the mid-80s.
"Cynics would say London Underground are trying to undermine the unions position by sweetening the pill for the travelling public (with the 24 hour opening plans)."
That's not cynical, it's just correct. Don't let yourselves be sweetened, cockneys.
That's a fucking terrible idea.
exactly what those travelcard holders deserve!
will have probably served my time in London and moved away by then. swell
it just needed the tube improvement works and upgrades, and the introduction and adoption of the Oyster cards to have reached a critical mass for it to be practical.
The truth is that very few ticket offices are used these days, and as long as there are still staff at the stations and on the platforms (something that TfL has had to battle Boris for), and the major tourist stations still have info points and ticket desks (which it looks like they will have), this won't really affect that many passengers.
I know a lot of the legwork for the engineering works has been undertaken now, but there will still have to be weekend closures and maybe even earlier closures during the week, for the remaining works to be completed.
It's been delivered on Boris's watch. Well done, Boris!
a large point of me not enjoying London is the fact the tube services finish before the train services meaning having to take an hour long bur journey to get home and having to leave any event super early.
Get this fixed and I may no longer hate London.
The tube runs later than just about every train line. The only ones that it doesn't are those that go through Croydon and on to Brighton. Every other train operator finishes at about 11.30.
There are a few trains from Paddington to Reading in the middle of the night. There's one at something mad like 3.30am IIRC.
so in my mind the train services end at 3.30
up until about 1.30am.
and the last train back to Woking.
Shame on you. Shame.
Virgin Trains and East Coast for instance seem to have last trains from London around 11.30. There is a train going to Brighton from Victoria at 1am. London Midland runs to around 1.30. As mentioned First Great Western seems to run through the night.
run a good service late at night on the Thameslink line.
Wraps up around 1am on weeknights and on Friday nights there's usually one train an hour throughout the night.
*jumps on the marckee wrongness bundle/pile-on*
YOU'RE WRONG HAHA
Seems a pretty reasonable connection.
sorry marckee. sorry.
Enjoy your managers pushing you to work weekends and stay into the night as theres no excuse that you cant get home!
It just means tourists will be happier because they can't use buses.
I'll be too old to care by then.
Looks like there's a (massive) assumption that the Oyster will be scrapped and everyone will shift to contactless payment within those two years too.
I can't see that happening at all. The trials of contactless have been riddled with problems and errors and the current charging system (especially when it comes to those under 18), mean that you're not going to see the shift happen for at least ten years, I would think.
I have 1 debit and 2 credit cards; all were replaced recently; none are contactless.
I also think that there's no way to remove error or accidental debiting either. I know the banks want to pass all the risk and liability back on to the consumer, but I can't see customers accepting cards that take money out of your account with no authorisation and by just warring them near a machine.
Whenever I get a bus and have no money on my oyster card, I have to use my bfs.
Therefore, I am never getting a contactless card.
If two people use the same Oyster card to travel together on the bus then technically one of you doesn't have a valid ticket, even if two fares are deducted.
you will HAVE to register all your journeys with TfL, rather than the Oyster card itself keeping tally of whether you've reached the daily maximum charge etc.
what about people that don't have bank accounts? are they now excluded from public transport?
why on earth would you scrap oyster?
it's the best thing about travelling in London!
in the name of the "i have to carry too many cards" non-problem
the guardian piece has been updated in the last fifteen minutes with a quote saying oyster would stay as long as customers wanted it.
and it was a total mess of loud, pissed, sweaty people who had all necked a load of drinks and run for the train. thanks obama
Full of LME rejoicing
decide they can't be bothered working nights."
I wrote back saying "would you?!"
He replied: "Double bubble for sitting around occasionally giving revellers and cleaners directions to platforms? Money for old rope".
BIGGEST CUNT EVER
A TfL underground worker has joined in telling this guy he's talking shit.
he can be safely ignored
The standard of traveler/conversations at 4am some sopping Saturday. It's going to be surreal. I do sort of wonder if they know what they're letting themselves in for though.
Pretty much always a fight.
London at New Years is a cesspoolpool of wankers. I either do a house party or I just leave.
Seems the Bank branch of the Northern Line isn't included
Sometimes I stay at my sis's house there and it is an absolute ordeal to get back to after the tubes stop.
Assuming they've missed out the Bank branch because anyone who is still there after midnight can afford a taxi home.
mostly but stuff near to a tube is usually near to the Central Line too so probably enough crossover.
KX, Bank, London Bridge, are all covered by other lines
Plus the bank branch is an absolute disaster at the best of times
i.e. a short bus-ride from north greenwich
home, but it's still a 45 min+ ride
with the Piccadilly, Jubilee and Northern lines following in the autumn.
How have I coped without this
this is pretty much useless to me. sort it out, Sadiq!!!