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Have you seen teen the videos involving a 15/20 minute walk through the Paris metro subways? While these are amazing given the number of connections needing to be used through Châtelet-les-Halles, in my own view London does BETTER! That involves walking past SEVEN different underground lines! Some will recognise the…

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Broad Street station (1865-1986) has the dubious honour of being London’s only main line terminus to be erased off the map completely. The station was deliberately run down and had a dreadful appearance to say the least. The roof leaked like a sieve and that’s very evident in this post!…

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Stockport Edgeley (nowadays plain Stockport) was so named because Stockport had another station not too far away. This was the one known as Tiviot Dale (alternatively Teviot Dale as it was sometimes called). The route was operated by the Cheshire Lines Committee and formed part of the old route from…

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We’ve seen a few videos where people race the tube, namely between Mansion House and Cannon Street, and yes people beat the tube easily. This one is different. Its a parkour race against the tube. For those of you who do not know what parkour is, its jumping, acrobatics, often…

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Its sixty years or thereabouts since the Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway saw its final train movements. These would have been the demolition trains that worked for a good length of time taking up tracks and removing any infrastructure a railway once had. Trackage extended for more than 3¾ from…

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Forty years ago in 1983 a noted pop star gave his regards to Broad Street! The iconic London railway terminus was given a few minutes of fame just a couple of years before bulldozers moved in and razed the entire station to the ground. Give My Regards to Broad Street…

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Its generally assumed the bay platform 3 at Mudchute sees no regular traffic and perhaps only when there’s engineering works or an operating issue that trains get routed into the bay platform. With the enhanced May 2023 timetable upgrade however there’s been a considerable number of Lewisham to Stratford trains…

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This is an exciting time for battery train technology! And that despite the news that HS2 has been all but abandoned. Today trains began serving Headbolt Lane station from Kirby where the present Merseyrail 3rd rail system ends. It was hardly worth the effort to electrify to Headbolt Lane especially…

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A very controversial issue this – its not the first time of course – however the backlash this time has been more vociferous and its because of various factors including disability, accessibility etc. To start with TfL have yet again renamed a tube (and Elizabeth line) station! The difference this…

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The line from central London to Edgware was built in three stages. First the section from Charing Cross to Golders Green where a terminus and a large depot had been built was opened in 1907. The next stage to Hendon opened in November 1923 and the final stage to Edgware…

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