Monthly Archives: October 2012

The End of London’s ‘Elevated Electric’

A train service that runs between two city termini in the same city, without passing through the city itself, is a relatively unusual feature of the British railway network. Strange to say that between Victoria and London Bridge there are … Continue reading

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Gospel Oak – Barking experiences

I have just, for the first time, used the Gospel Oak to Barking service. I journeyed between Upper Holloway and South Tottenham, a treat probably better enjoyed outside the evening rush hour. The 2-car apology for a train arrived dead … Continue reading

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Driverless Trains – Update

Following my last post on this subject (and my article in September Modern Railways) LU went public that it was proposing to begin testing ‘driverless trains’ on the Jubilee Line extension, at night and with no passengers on board. I … Continue reading

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On logos (and the Royal Mail)

I happen to like the Royal Mail logo. It is simple and workmanlike and when properly used it hints at the existence of a competent and professional organization standing behind it. It makes me feel good, but only briefly. I shall keep silent about … Continue reading

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West Coast shows need for the ‘intelligent client’

The débâcle over the refranchising of the West Coast main line railway is a bit disappointing, to say the least. Personally I feel sorry for the staff of the various organizations who are getting mucked about. From their perspective (or at least the majority of … Continue reading

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The ‘A’ Stock Laid to Rest

The Metropolitan Line A stock has been so much a part of my life that its demise could not go unmarked. Preferring to avoid ‘special’ trains I decided to pay my respects on its last ‘official’ day in passenger service, … Continue reading

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