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Cutty Sark DLR station has been responsible for a large number of visits to London Rail blog – especially the post on City Greenwich and Lewisham Rail Limited (CGL). There’s been numerous complaints about the station’s condition and the dearth of escalators available for service. Its been said the issues…

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Hot on the heels of the news that Kentish Town would remain closed until September 2024 at least, comes some other revelations! But first the extended closure of the station wasn’t due to any sort of niceties such as deciding to put lifts in or any other endeavour to improve…

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The Elizabeth line is just so tardy! Its trains are late, cancelled or stuck in tunnels for what seems like an infinity. Efforts have been tried by this blog to keep a tab on the numerous comments on social media (and in the mainstream news) on the huge problems that…

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Earlier this year there was an interview with a noted graffiti artist who explained why he does the sort of thing the general traveling public, TfL, other transport operators and the law frowns upon. Its a highly noted person given the huge proliferation of his work which can be seen…

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This post needs an introduction – to which I’m sure many wont understand fully… There are many organisations most small ones who advocate for the silent the non verbal etc yet the conversation around ticket offices  (and indeed accessibility) is driven by those who can communicate (eg speak) thus it…

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This is the second in the Elizabeth Line: Filthy Five series! The first in the series was a basic overview of the problems of mucky yuck that could be found on the Elizabeth line. This instalment looks at the line’s wonky seats and those patches that are having to be…

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Elizabeth line isn’t it fantastic! I mean who wants to use the tube these days when the Lizzy line is invariably so much better? Given that its been suspended so many times since its opened for track work, signal upgrades and the likes, one would hope that, especially after a…

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There’s Brexit, energy prices, food banks, corrupt Govt, ailing NHS, rail strikes galore etc! All these give additional considerable impact to the important work that’s… well… if you haven’t guessed, The Filthy Five! That’s Five brand new stations whose vertiginous sided, curved, dappled walls could somehow imbibe themselves as The…

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One would think from the title that this was some happy event not ever recorded previously in any blog or other media. You know, quite a big surprise and balloons and a buffet and the rest of it so as to make the honeymoon couple have a most memorable occasion…

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Huge numbers of concert goers at Coldplay’s Wembley Stadium gig on Sunday 21st August 2022 were prevented from using the tube and had to find alternative means of getting home. Many people were angry and some didn’t get home until 5am. Various means of alternative travel included walking, getting a…

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