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Old February 20th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #441
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Book should be out in a matter of days... honest!

Have been roped into a signing at the Ian Allan bookshop in Waterloo on March 17th.

Re: Moving...

Where do you work? Do you like going out anywhere in particular?

I love Islington personally, its short bus rides to both the City and West End (20 mins to either) and has a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants. I'd stay here forever given the choice. My flat rents out at £270 pw, but its on one of the best streets and I'm sure you can find a one-bed in a Central Islington street property for £250 pw.

Other areas I'd consider would be Bayswater, Paddington, Earl's Court, Fulham, Putney or if I was feeling trendy somewhere like Shoreditch, Hoxton or Clerkenwell, although I'm not convinced as the transport isn't brilliant and the areas are still pretty grotty.
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Old February 21st, 2006, 10:41 AM   #442
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^ This is what I love about London, always discovering something new. I knew of the transport bookshop near Covent Gardens, but not this one in Waterloo. Have to check it out next time I'm in London.
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Old February 21st, 2006, 09:26 PM   #443
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^ This is what I love about London, always discovering something new. I knew of the transport bookshop near Covent Gardens, but not this one in Waterloo. Have to check it out next time I'm in London.
Ah, I presume you mean Motorbooks?

I bought a lot of my research material there, great little shop
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Old February 21st, 2006, 09:33 PM   #444
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Good news about the book.

I work in Parsons Green (and my partner works in North Acton), but usually stay close to home at the moment, around Canary Wharf, or in the West End or Fulham.
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Old February 21st, 2006, 09:40 PM   #445
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Ah, I presume you mean Motorbooks?

I bought a lot of my research material there, great little shop
Year, that's the one. Has a great selection on rail transport as well.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 12:04 AM   #446
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Good news about the book.

I work in Parsons Green (and my partner works in North Acton), but usually stay close to home at the moment, around Canary Wharf, or in the West End or Fulham.
I'd go for Bayswater then... You can get the tube straight into work from Bayswater and your Partner from Queensway (ok, when it re-opens).

Loads of shops in Whiteley's, and Hyde Park on your doorstep

The West End a couple of tube stops away and a short walk to Paddington for the Heathrow Express

Perfect
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 01:10 AM   #447
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Tubeman, answer me these questions three

1) Do you know the Muffin Man?

2)Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

and

3)Why do fools fall in love?

THANKS!
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 01:19 AM   #448
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 01:22 AM   #449
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aw come on! You know you want to bust out laughing at it. Your like the stern king who sits there and doesnt laugh at the jackassery being performed by the court jester---for fears that laughing at the buffoon will make him appear soft.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 02:59 AM   #450
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I'm not being funny mate but I've devoted a lot of time to creating a serious thread about London Transport, and I don't appreciate you coming on here and being a ****.

Save it for the Skybar...
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 08:49 PM   #451
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2009, I don't think it will have much effect on the Lewisham Bank route as it will be much quicker to Get to Canary Wharf from Greenwich and Lewisham rather than from Woolwich. The new connection will open up the travel to work area for the Royal Docks and Stratford, boosting the chance of redevelopment as they become accesible to Kent and Essex commuters.

The 2020 new horizons study will be interesting. This aimed to look at new options for extending the DLR. The previous study was remarkable because most of the options promoted are actually being built! The study was supposed to publish its results in spring, but not a word has been heard.
Rumours suggest a Southern extension from Lewisham to Catford, or Hither Green, both of which would link to longer distance Kent commuters whose trains bypass Lewisham. A western extension for Bank is also proposed but as this is in tunnel I can't imagine it being long because of the cost, maybe Farringdon or Moorgate stations could be linked. Most likely would be further extensions downstream of the Thames to act as a local distributer of commuters to rail stations, allowing more of the Thames Gateway to be developed.
Farringdon or Moorgate would be good.

I think they should use a spur at Bow to go north through Stratford International and the Lea valley lines to Tottenham Hale, South Tottenham and Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central. Getting to the Docklands from the Lea Valley at the moment isn't quick. Maybe south it could go to Beckenham to link up with the victoria main lines?? Or Bromley North from Hither Green.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 10:54 PM   #452
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Tubey, on the DLR do you think there will be Canary Wharf/Lewisham-King George V trains anytime soon? It seems it'd be a popular route, but maybe they're just waiting on more stock? How about other routings to follow, like Stratford-Beckton or King George V, etc.?
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 11:29 PM   #453
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Tubey, on the DLR do you think there will be Canary Wharf/Lewisham-King George V trains anytime soon? It seems it'd be a popular route, but maybe they're just waiting on more stock? How about other routings to follow, like Stratford-Beckton or King George V, etc.?
Stratford trains can only go towards Lewisham or The City, as the junction points west at Poplar. Don't forget the Stratford International extension will provide trains from Woolwich Arsenal and Beckton (and perhaps Barking Reach?) to Stratford.

I would strongly suspect that Beckton and Woolwich will both get direct trains to Canary Wharf at some point soon as more and more yuppie flats go up in the Royal Docks.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 04:23 PM   #454
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I like this thread so much . We've learnt so many things about London Underground, thanks Tubeman
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 08:18 PM   #455
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I like this thread so much . We've learnt so many things about London Underground, thanks Tubeman
You're welcome, please keep the questions coming!
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 08:32 PM   #456
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The book's officially out...

Here's the first edition, hot off the press!

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Old February 23rd, 2006, 10:18 PM   #457
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Is that a new cover? Looks more busier and modern than the last one shown to us!

I just got Kenneth Powell's The Jubilee Line Extension book: absolutely fantastic pictures!
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 10:48 PM   #458
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Is that a new cover? Looks more busier and modern than the last one shown to us!

I just got Kenneth Powell's The Jubilee Line Extension book: absolutely fantastic pictures!
Its the same image, its just the last picture I posted was a crappy scan of a crappy print and the colours were all washed out... You could barely see Battersea Power Station!

I have to agree its a great image (publisher's choice)

I'm pissed off though; they mis-spelled my Niece's name in the dedication (what I submitted to them was correct, they then re-typed it). Just as well she's 4 months old and can't read yet!
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 10:55 PM   #459
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Excellent. I should see my copy in a few days! Looks great Joe
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Old February 24th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #460
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I'm eagerly awaiting it!
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