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Old March 2nd, 2017, 02:49 PM   #1721
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Got on one yesterday, it smelt like a new car! Never experienced that before on a train in my life!
You were lucky. They're slowly tending towards the smell of stale coffee, probably related to lack of any tables.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 11:34 AM   #1722
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Got on one yesterday, it smelt like a new car! Never experienced that before on a train in my life!
New Train Smell, I experienced that on a 387 from St Albans a few years back.
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Old March 4th, 2017, 12:50 AM   #1723
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Brand new S Stocks stank of weed
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haha they did as well, I thought it was just me who thought that
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Old March 21st, 2017, 12:35 AM   #1726
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General Thameslink programme update - around the London Bridge area - from a few days ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H4xxeCq5aQ
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What is it with the music on those things!?
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Old March 21st, 2017, 07:03 PM   #1728
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This has just been published by Barnet council.

I thought "Thameslink sidings" at Cricklewood are all built and open by now.

Is that correct? What has "2027" got to do with anything?

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Old April 6th, 2017, 02:58 PM   #1729
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Signalling article, with lots of long words:

http://www.railengineer.uk/2017/03/2...alling-update/




There's always a big red button, isn't there?

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Old April 6th, 2017, 03:04 PM   #1730
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What the hell ist ECTS? ;D
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European Crane Tontrol System.
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European Crane Tontrol System.

Is it that word order because of the F.R.E.N.C.H.?
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European Credit Transfer Scheme, if you work in higher education
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Old April 23rd, 2017, 07:08 PM   #1736
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4 April

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Before and after:




Bolina Road reopens after
major transformation


Bolina Road was closed in January 2013 when Network Rail engineers began to build the Bermondsey Dive Under, a new railway junction that will uncork a major bottle-neck on the eastern approaches to London Bridge station.

Network Rail agreed to rejuvenate the area after discussions with Lewisham Council, as part of the organisation’s commitment to sustainability and working together to support communities, as well as improve and maintain the railway.

At the time, Bolina Road was part of an area identified by the local community as in need of investment. The road itself was run-down, un-lit and unwelcoming, with a dilapidated bridge riddled with bullet-holes from the Second World War.

After investment by the Thameslink Programme, which is part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, the road has been transformed into a safe, well-lit community space, open to pedestrians and cyclists, with granite kerbs, pallas paving, improved lighting and a state of the art cycling surface.

Bob Wormald, Network Rail’s consents manager for highways, said:
“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do on the Thameslink Programme and the work we have done here at Bolina Road is testament to that. We would like to thank local residents for their patience while we built the Dive Under, which will improve journeys for the millions of passengers that travel into and out of London Bridge each year.”

Recently, the final tracks have been laid through the Dive Under ahead of two new lines coming into use for Southeastern services over the August bank holiday. Similar to a motorway flyover or underpass, the new railway junction will allow Southeastern trains travelling to and from Kent to ‘dive under’ the Sussex lines used by Southern and Thameslink trains, relieving the bottleneck of trains and improving the travel experience for millions of passengers travelling to and through the landmark new station.

The work at Bermondsey and the rebuilding of London Bridge station are both integral parts of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme, which combines infrastructure upgrades, new technology and a fleet of brand new trains to provide better, more frequent and more reliable journeys to passengers across London and the south east of England.




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Old April 25th, 2017, 09:24 AM   #1737
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Certainly looks less like a crack den.

But old bulletholes do add historicity. When I visited the Tiergarten in Berlin I found the damage to the statues from the Battle of Berlin quite reflecting.

Probably better overall though.
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Certainly looks less like a crack den.

But old bulletholes do add historicity. When I visited the Tiergarten in Berlin I found the damage to the statues from the Battle of Berlin quite reflecting.

Probably better overall though.


(pic: Abandoned stations)

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Second World War historicty at Blackfriars Road Station (only open 1864 - 1868).





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I often see these marks referred to as 'bullet holes', but I'm pretty sure there weren't running gun battles along Blackfriars Road in WW2, and if these came from anti-aircraft fire then they were terrible shots (and clearly pretty dangerous).

If it's not just wear & tear of 150 year old tiles, isn't shrapnel from WW2 bombs a more likely explanation?
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I often see these marks referred to as 'bullet holes', but I'm pretty sure there weren't running gun battles along Blackfriars Road in WW2, and if these came from anti-aircraft fire then they were terrible shots (and clearly pretty dangerous).

If it's not just wear & tear of 150 year old tiles, isn't shrapnel from WW2 bombs a more likely explanation?
The thought had occured to me. I wondered the Luftwaffe aircraft had done any strafing runs.

Of course for historicity of the Second World War, nothing beats the entrance to the House of Commons. When the chamber was rebuilt, Churchill said the damaged arch should be retained with damage intact as a reminder of how close we came to Nazi domination.
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