01011217fi 460x270 - Crossrail shit show continues....

Just a brief post as occupied with other matters… however the revelation comes that TfL KNEW of Crossrail’s inability to open in December 2018. It is apparently marked by these press releases that were issued from Crossrail Ltd to TfL for approval – and which were never published. The headingRead More →

DSC 4204fi 460x270 - Woolwich Ferry comes on stream

Today the new Woolwich ferry was running a limited service. Its quite impressive when it actually works. The only drawback was the process of trying to moor it was very slow. There are still so many problems it took ages to square the boats up and even so they tendRead More →

DSC 3508fi 460x270 - Woolwich Ferry does The Scream....

Never mind that its not working, there’s issues with docking and a hi-tech mooring system. But surely everyone can manage somehow without the boats being in service, because well…… they’re not in service are they? Not when the ferry’s alarms suddenly decide to scream the loudest most ear piercing possibleRead More →

IMG 4752fi 460x270 - Runaway tube trains

Imagine a tube train that somehow finds its own way through tunnels. People may think it never happens but these ‘ghost’ tube trains do happen to be reality and whats more they carry a number passengers, no doubt quite terrified in some instances when their trains does strange things orRead More →

offpeakfi 460x270 - Jubilee Line goes full throttle!

TfL’s ‘Out and About’ (those off peak travel posters) have been transferred big time to a gigantic scale! It means the Jubilee Line has practically gone full throttle in terms of TfL’s ‘Wonderful World of Off Peak’ campaign. This campaign began last summer with great fanfare but so far hasRead More →

7years700postsfi 460x270 - The 700th post!

Yes! 700 posts published so far! That’s in seven years. And this one published on the 7th of the month too! So that’s essentially 7/7/700. I bet you all though I’d only posted a couple of hundred to date. This blog has been running since 2012 thus there has beenRead More →

xrlizlinefi 460x270 - Crossrail's two T's + an enigma...

The two T’s are testing and Twitter. Both have restarted and were announced with some fanfare today (4th February 2019.) Although Crossrail announced earlier (14/15 Jan) it had started testing of its line/trains as if that was for the first time ever. It seems it was a re-start not someRead More →

IMG 4456fi 460x270 - Hyde Park update Feb 2019

The title describes it exactly. Its an update on the park. Maybe this has the makings of an occasional series seeing the name of this blog is Hyde park – Now! In fact this is the fourteenth or fifteenth post on Hyde Park considering I’ve written quite a over theRead More →

DSC 0928xxfi 460x270 - Regent Street Disease

Zombies Dawn of the Dead. Horrific crowds of probably quite dead people. Bloodied, tattered, dazed, wandering about up and down London’s Regent Street as some mysterious disease suddenly afflicts everybody? No its not that sort of horror neither is it an affliction that affects pigeons or other animals. Regent StreetRead More →

IMG 1813fi 460x270 - Completely clueless Crossrail!

Well we have it! Crossrail turns out to be an utterly clueless, incompetent, rail construction company. In 2011, sometime after construction work had begun they announced a date of December 2018, up from the earlier 2017 date as a result of a small financial tweak. The new date was toRead More →