Bakerloo to get
- Bakerloo Refurbishment!
James Roberts - 20th February - 18:58
OK, so it's a
bit of a sensationalist story I'm afraid, but the
Bakerloo Line trains are beginning to sport a sassy
new look interior and seats that seem to have, erm,
much more "bounce" in them! It's none too soon
either - The Bakerloo Line has been suffering from a
slightly neglected interior over the past few years
and this is a promising start to the end of the life
for the 72's!
Related - But May Affect You!
James Roberts - 20th February - 19:05
seriously started to dislike Mr. Livingstone of
late, and so can only see fit to publicise his
failures... His next? The extension of the
Congestion zone to take it a large part of
Kensington and Chelsea. If you live in London,
look out for a leaflet dropping through your door
soon or alternatively, you can log onto The
Website. A look in the
Evening Standard will show you how much
opposition this scheme is up against!
The tattered D78's are getting a new lease of
James Roberts - 21st December - 01:17
of ranting about it, I have enjoyed not one, but two
different trips on the refurbished D-Stock train in
the past week. I was most impressed to say the
least, however, it seems the carriage has been
neglected in the past couple of months (well, since
May, apparently) with regards to adverts. The
interiors are much brighter, and the door open and
closing warning a nice change to the door
'hissing' we associate with the District Line.
The 'hanging balls' have been replaced by rails to
hold onto and the wooden floor, which I'm certain
Mr. Health & Safety inspector has nightmares about,
replaced by a nice plastic one. These trains
are finally getting the treatment they deserve!
There is more on the D-Stock Refurbishment at
District Dave's site...
National Rail News
South West Trains
New 450 Desiro Units
James Roberts - 20th February - 22:27
For those of
you who are interested, I've just had my first ride on
one of SWT's new Class 450 Desiro units. I
managed to take a few pictures of the interior...
Click to see larger pictures.
James Roberts - 20th February - 19:10
It has been reported in the
Evening Standard today that
South Eastern Trains are planning to cut off-peak and
Sunday services from at least TWELVE stations in Kent.
The stations, in and around the Maidstone and
Tunbridge area, would be closed to make "track space"
for the new high speed services on the Kent Integrated
If you ask me, this is another example of just why the
railways are better in Private hands... At least
private companies are interested in the small profit
they would receive from these stations. It seems
S.E.T are trying to hark back to the days of Beeching!
Something Must be
done to stop the massive crime wave on the tube...
James Roberts - February 20th - 19:
For those within
London, you'll probably well aware of the Evening
Standard, and it's arts critic Brian Sewell.
The other week, I, like many other
Evening Standard readers, was horrified to read
that he feared for his life when approached by a
gang who systematically destroyed a carriage on the
District Line's Wimbledon Branch. What I found
equally as shocking, was London Underground's poor
response which has been reported throughout the past
few weeks. There response was less than
satisfactory and it does make you wonder how often
this goes on, not only on the District Line, but on
other lines as well!
This weeks poll revolves around safety as we ask,
'Just how safe do you feel on the Underground?'