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  • Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news – IanVisits
    Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A weekly round up of London s rail transport news London Underground Boris Johnson has rejected calls for Bermondsey tube station to be included in Zone 1 any time soon Southwark News Labour MPs have attacked Boris Johnson over planned Bakerloo line extensions to South East London LBC Tube bosses dismiss claims that majority of station staff face axe MayorWatch Tube chaos as King s Cross shut after loose concrete found in the roof London24 London Underground boss confirmed to be stepping down ITV Crossrail THE GALLERY Crossrail TBM starts complex tunnel drive NCE Mainline Overground Six employees of South West trains jailed for ticketing fraud LBC Rail commuters hit by 200 000 cancellations Evening Standard The first official Big Issue vendor pitch inside a UK railway station has been unveiled at Euston Station The Big Issue Balfour Beatty fined 350k for Thameslink electrocution Construction Index Miscellaneous Northern Line Carriage Becomes a Club for the Night Londonist Designer Steve Lovell has spent more than a year creating a London Uunderground style map of pubs across the Wakefield district Wakefield Express Plans to develop London Underground s historic Grade I listed headquarters in central London have been revealed BBC News Eley Kishimoto graffiti at Brixton tube station Creative Review Watch a man race the Circle line and win Independent And the online game usvsth3m Petition to include Surrey stations in London s Zone 6 attracts 1 000 signatures GetSurrey Fancy a luxury meal in a London Underground train IanVisits Someone wont be using using a contactless card on the tube Diamond Geezer The image above is from May 2012 Steam Trains return to the Epping Ongar Railway Facebook 6 Google

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  • A bale of straw for Tower Bridge – IanVisits
    16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life The ancient rule that requires a bale of straw to be hung from a bridge is to be enforced from later this month Due to works on the central section of Tower Bridge headroom below for boats will be reduced and as such under ancient rules a bale of straw is to be suspended from the bridge to warn boats Specifically the Port of London Authority Thames Byelaws state that By day a bundle of straw large enough to be conspicuous and by night a white light It is said that the rule stems from olden times when straw was carried into London on boats and if a skipper of a boat could see straw on the underside of London Bridge then the tide was probably too high and knocked some straw off a previous boat to pass through Maybe The reason for the works that will restrict the height of the bridge ever so slightly though is to put a gantry underneath the upper walkways so that a new tourist attraction can be installed in the floor Works that high up would only affect the tallest of cruise ships trying to pass through the bridge but rules are rules and as the works technically lowers the height of the bridge out comes the bale of straw The bale of straw wont be out all the time it gets chilly up there but only when the gantry unit is in a position to reduce the working height of the

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  • £10 charge to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks – IanVisits
    Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life From this year it will cost 10 to watch the London Eye fireworks Well only if you want to be really close to them Last year around half a million people are estimated to have headed to see the display but to control crowds this year just 100 000 people will be allowed to get up close to the Embankment to watch the fireworks According to a Mayoral statement following consultation with emergency services the Mayor decided the situation had become untenable and it was decided ticketing was the best option available to organisers going forward People will be able to book up to four tickets from Friday 26 September at 12 noon by going to www london gov uk nye Ticketing is not for profit the 10 administration fee will be used to pay for the ticketing itself and the extra infrastructure the decision to ticket will bring To sign up for information and updates go here Or if you want to watch them for free just find one of London s high spots and watch them from a comfortable distance and with a much less crowded commute home Facebook 0 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Reddit 0 Twitter 20 20 20 fireworks 5 thoughts on 10 charge to watch the New Year s Eve fireworks Gordon says September 17 2014 at 10 36 am Hopefully the very good fireworks at the end of the Lord Mayor s Show each November this year Sat 8th will remain free Much less crowded and with a start time of around 1715 plenty of evening left for a few drinks afterwards PS The website for the Lord Mayor s Show is I think a shining example of good design and good writing Applause Reply LadyBracknell

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  • Museum Meals – Buckingham Palace – IanVisits
    you have to pay to go in to in order to eat but I ve been in the Palace for other reasons on several occasions and usually stop off at the garden cafe before I leave It s not that special as a place to eat goes being really not much more than a generic cafe with sandwiches cakes and drinks What makes it just a bit more special though is the decor for where else can you sit on a Palace veranda and overlook the largest private garden in London while sipping a coffee out of a paper cup It really is such an odd combination of a fairly cheap style cafe in one of the most exclusive locations possible However as most people would have forked out quite a bit for the Palace tour and are yet to pass the tourist shop an expensive posh cafe could have been overkill here There is some merit in not every museum venue going to the top end in terms of food and so long as the price is tolerable why not serve simple food Here the prices are tolerable just and yes do order the cappuccino which comes with a regal crown on top The cakes are delicious as you might expect if having cream tea and scones in a Palace garden Curiously the knives are made of plastic which was a surprise as they looked metal from a distance It s a small thing but at least they looked silver even if not in fact As a cafe it is reasonably average As a venue outstanding Stars 3 out of 5 Date 1st August Summary Reasonably decent cafe as a pleasant way to rest often weary legs from walking around the palace without hurting the wallet too much Garden

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  • Tube trains return to a disused tube line – IanVisits
    3 car Cravens set dating from 1960 that regularly ran on the branch and operated the last train on 30 September 1994 This is also the first time the Cravens unit has been used for 10 years As the line is no longer electrified the trains will be hauled by two Schoma Diesel locomotives owned and operated by London Underground This is the first time that these locos have been used to haul a passenger train and is likely to be the only opportunity to ride behind them particularly as it is planned to convert some of them to battery power soon Tickets to the whole day cost 15 and can be booked here select end of tube in the drop down option Incidentally as the railway link between Epping and the EOR railway has been severed that means three tube trains and two locomotives will be traveling by road to get to the heritage line Worth a sight in its own right Facebook 0 Google 1 Linkedin 0 Reddit 12 Twitter 15 15 28 epping ongar railway 7 thoughts on Tube trains return to a disused tube line Paul says September 14 2014 at 6 57 pm It s my understanding that the link will be temporally reinstated The Cravens Set the two Schoma Diesel Locos will arrive via the Central line during engineering hours as they won t be computable with the Central line signalling Reply Charle Parry says September 14 2014 at 11 43 pm You are quite correct Paul In fact the line is still connected just in need of a bit of tarting up to make it traversible The article also doesn t mention that Metropolitan No 1 the steam loco that has done the recent steam trips on the Hammersmith City and Metropolitan lines

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  • Fancy a luxury meal in a London Underground train? – IanVisits
    facilities and to turn it into a fine dining experience which would operate across the London Underground The plans would also see the coach being pulled by Sarah Siddons an historic fully restored electric locomotive originally built in 1923 Presumably the occasional steam trip would also be possible London Underground are really just jumping onto the railway bandwagon of the luxury railway dinner that supports quite a few mainline railway heritage companies who charge a princely sum for lunch while being pulled by a steam locomotive Then again it s not the first time that London Underground has offered supper on the tube although the last time was a publicity stunt to mark the opening of the Jubilee Line in 1979 And there have been the occasional wags who cause even unshockable tube commuters to look up from behind their newspapers as a full dinner service is laid out If TfL do start the luxury dining service it would certainly make a change from the vending machines that used to be a bit of a running joke on the London Underground for swallowing cash from unwitting users and ever so rarely disgorging a bar of Fruit and Nut chocolate Facebook 0 Google 1 Linkedin 0 Reddit 0 Twitter 11 11 12 london underground 5 thoughts on Fancy a luxury meal in a London Underground train Andrew Bowden says September 12 2014 at 3 25 pm When I was on holiday in Bern Switzerland some years ago I kept seeing an old tram wandering around the tram network Turned out to be some sort of Restaurant Tram dine as it moved More than that I never have found out It s hard to find information on it online you end up at the Old Tram Depot bar restaurant for most searches

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  • Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news – IanVisits
    May 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A weekly round up of London s rail transport news London Underground An independent retailer facing the loss of his London Tube station business is hoping the dispute can be resolved before he has to move out after 20 years Talking Retail London Underground applies to enlarge Bank Tube station BBC News The consortium has been selected by London Underground to extend the Northern Line The project which includes digging two tunnels and building two new stations is worth 500 million Press Release TfL says 42 London Underground stations to offer click and collect Talking Retail Boris urges councils to make the case for Bakerloo line extension SE1 Transport chiefs back Highbury and Islington station restoration plan if someone else pays Islington Gazette Crossrail Balfour Beatty wins contract to fit out Crossrail Woolwich station Press Release Mayor s airport advisor gains responsibility for Crossrail 2 rail link MayorWatch Video A look inside the Crossrail project BBC News Mainline Overground Waterloo International fully open for local trains in 2017 SE1 New London Overground Map includes the Barking Extension IanVisits Diamond Geezer Southeastern rail franchise renewed until 2018 BBC News Miscellaneous Could you run faster than the Tube London24 Staff at Epping Underground station have had to use

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  • Red Arrows to fly over London on Wed Evening – IanVisits
    flypast is due at 7 04pm I highly doubt that they will deploy their colours over Catford but it is a named target on the flight plan which could mean it is just the route they will follow or it is a specific target for a low level flypast Either option is valid The exact location of the turn appears to be Mountsfield Park After that they carry on south towards Sevenoaks and then overseas If they do come in low expect South London to be all of a twitter and a facebooking just after 7pm Update The Red Arrows own Facebook page has mentioned the flypast but still be warned that I am not sure how low they will fly over it might be quite high up Facebook 0 Google 1 Linkedin 0 Reddit 0 Twitter 66 66 67 red arrows 9 thoughts on Red Arrows to fly over London on Wed Evening Robyn says September 10 2014 at 1 35 pm They re unlikely to be that high by the time they hit Catford The Flypast height over the stadium will be quite low level and the distance across to you is short enough that they won t have climbed that much They will however have almost certainly started dropping out of their flypast formation either Big Battle or Big Big Battle depending whether Red 10 is tucked in or not and into their two separate groups of 5 aircraft to complete their transit to Jersey Assuming there are clear skies you should certainly see them clearly enough though Reply james says September 10 2014 at 6 08 pm They just flew over my house in Leyton with colours on I m about 1 5km from the stadium Reply Susan says September 10 2014 at 6 23 pm

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