Monthly Archives: July 2013

Hot air on the 24

I haven’t said a word about the new bus for London (which I shall abbreviate to NBL) since early last year. A huge amount has been said elsewhere and there was nothing I could usefully add. Having used the production … Continue reading

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Overground and Goblin under stress

My visit to Barnet from a starting point in north west London caused me to think of a way that avoided the horrors of central London. Ah yes, the Overground. Finchley Road and Frognal to Upper Holloway would cut out … Continue reading

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Return to High Barnet by Northern Line

Thinking that my experience of Northern Line automatic operation described in my 2 July blog might be unrepresentative, I found an excuse to visit High Barnet again (it wasn’t a very good excuse, but I did it anyway). I entrained … Continue reading

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A first class mystery on the District Railway

Those interested in old Underground tickets may have noticed that third-class tickets issued by the District Railway immediately after electrification bear the words ‘Ordinary Car’ on them. I have often wondered what this meant.We should remember that when the District … Continue reading

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Mal de Mare on the Northern (and Jubilee Line seats)

The Northern Line now has automatic trains operating between High Barnet, Mill Hill East and Highgate. I thought I would see how it is going. The first stage, between High Barnet and West Finchley, was introduced on 17 February (so-called … Continue reading

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