Transport

IMG 4752fi 460x270 - Runaway tube trains #2

In the first part of this we looked at runaway trains on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly Lines. This second part looks at those lines which one would assume did not have runaway trains of any sort. These are the Victoria, Waterloo & City and Island Lines. The latterRead More →

virginhl1fi 460x270 - Hyperloop #1

Hyperloop – the much vaunted new transportation system – does it live up to the huge amounts of hype being touted on its advantages? Only time will tell. There are so many questions to be answered before it can be a fully reliable technology. Authorities are still uncertain how muchRead More →

merryhillfi 460x270 - Monorails in the UK

You thought Wuppertal was the only place in the world where there was a Schwebebahn? Wrong! There’s one other and its at Dresden which showed Eugen Langen’s new monorail system’s various capabilities including doubling as a mountain railway. Indeed there was nothing to stop the idea of a Schwebebahn beingRead More →

01011217fi 460x270 - Crossrail's 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 →

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 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 →