IMG 1743 690x495 - Euston HS2 #3

This is the third of my reports on HS2. The previous was made in May 2018 thus four months has elapsed. HS2’s progress is quite well underway with some demolition already having taking place. The earliest structure to be demolished was Euston Downside Carriage Maintenance Depot in Park Crescent West/GranbyRead More →

DSC 0252fi 690x495 - Aldwych station

Its now 24 years this month since Aldwych closed, it was the same day as Ongar and that day, 30th September, for many of us posed a dilemma. Either travel on the last public train from Aldwych or the last public train from Ongar? Fortunately Aldwych’s first train of theRead More →

IMG 1355fi 690x495 - Crossrail - Out of time & seriously off budget!

As most of us will know by now, Crossrail wont open for yet another year, possibly more. Its now being said November 2019 is what we should be looking at. Anyhow the Crossrail delays came as a shock to most who had not been keeping track of what was goingRead More →

16 08 03fi 690x495 - The Golden Jubilee Buses #1

The Queen’s Golden Jubilee was in February 2002, and for a period of three years from 2002 to 2005 a number of London’s buses were painted in gold to commemorate the occasion. Most however worked 2002-04 thus this month would be roughly halfway between those points in time, this beingRead More →

1sept1968fi 690x495 - The Victoria Line 50th Anniversary Special

The Victoria Line has now attained its 50th anniversary. Certainly 2019 will be seen by some die hard enthusiasts as the true 50th anniversary as that is when Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the new tube route. The first section opened in 1968 (Walthamstow to Highbury/Warren Street) thus most ofRead More →

DSC 0901headlinefi 690x495 - Crossrail delayed by a year!

Crossrail is f**cked according to the news today. Well it isnt actually as such, but its been delayed quite severely and probably wont open until the autumn of next year. I picked up the first copies of the Evening Standard today straight after a meeting in Central London and soRead More →

vllondonspridefi 690x495 - Victoria Line anniversary news & tweets

The big anniversary is upon us – the Victoria Line turns 50 this weekend! There will be events taking place this weekend (and articles on this blog with pictures not seen before.) Quite a few people and organisations are already tweeting on the 50th anniversary of the line and aRead More →

DSC 0485fi 690x495 - Victoria station shambles!

Just a quick post – many people complaining the new facility at Victoria tube station is useless. TfL apparently imposing a one way system that forces people to walk ‘miles.’ From tomorrow access to from the Victoria Line and District and Circle Lines will be only possible via Cardinal Place.Read More →

DSC 0490fi 690x495 - Victoria tube station - another step completed!

The new part of Victoria tube station, including the new bank of escalators, was opened today. The unofficial opening to the south ticket hall extension took place this morning. This gives alternative access to the Circle/District and Victoria Lines by way of a series of new passageways that link upRead More →

DSC 0760fi 690x495 - The Elizabeth Line's accessibility shambles!

Many people have been giving Crossrail, aka the Elizabeth Line, huge plaudits for its accessibility. But according to a recent report which has been drawn up by RAIL, it isn’t exactly a standard that complies with the national requirements. The Elizabeth Line has wonderful new trains and platforms but consistencyRead More →