The Anonymous Widower

Who’d Want To Live In Chelsea?

I wanted to go to a shop called Mr.Resistor in Parson’s Green. Hopefully, they’d be able to provide me with lights that solved my lighting problems. Sadly the light that might have solved the problem was out of stock, so I decided to come home. I had gone by taking a bus to Liverpool Street station, then the Central line to Notting Hill station for the District line to my destination, which was close to Parson’s Green station. The problem had been the bus, as all of the traffic in the City was gridlocked.  Possibly because of the Crossrail works.

So instead of retracing my steps, I thought about getting a bus to perhaps South Kensington, where I could get some lunch at Carluccio’s. I really don’t like  taking pot luck in an area I don’t know, as getting glutened isn’t fun! I did find a bus stop, with a choice of just one bus; a 22 to Piccadilly Circus. At least it was going in the right direction, but then it got stuck in traffic, due to all the tractors and white vans.  Kingsland High Street may not have the glamour of the King’s Road, but at least the traffic keeps moving. In the end, I dived into the Piccadilly line at Knightsbridge station and took a train to Holborn, where I got a friendly 38 bus to the Angel. I just had time to grab my supper and some sandwiches from Marks and Spencer before I had to come home to catch an appointment.

Chelsea may have advantages, but I certainly didn’t see any today. Get past Piccadilly Circus and the traffic frees up, you’ve got the Underground and lots more bus routes. But then I suppose those in Chelsea and the surrounding areas of London don’t believe in public transport and clog up the roads with their tractors. It’s significant to me, that Kensington and Chelsea is one of the London boroughs in greatest opposition to the new London sewer.  Could it be that the councillors are getting so many complaints about where to park during the construction?

On the other hand, this trip showed how Crossrail 2 or the Chelsea to Hackney line is badly needed. But do the residents of Chelsea want it constructed given the problems Crossrail is causing in the City. Parson’s Green station is incidentally pencilled in, as a station on the new line.

Next time, I go that way, I’ll take the Overground to West Brompton station and then change to the District line.

November 27, 2012 - Posted by | Food, Transport | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. […] to somewhere like Sloane Square or Piccadlly from where I would get the Underground. after all, the last time I did this journey, it took forever. As it was sunny, I decided to walk to Imperial Wharf station […]

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  2. I do have 1 question. When it says North of Parsons Green Station that Crossrail 2 would branch off into a new tunnel, Where would the new tunnel be? Would there be new tunnel holes when the District line enters the tunnel when approaching Fulham Broadway Station. Would the new holes inside the District line tunnel towards Fulham Broadway Station diverge away from Fulham Broadway Station?

    Comment by Aronjit | April 25, 2020 | Reply

  3. When it says that Crossrail 2 would branch off into a new tunnel North of Parsons Green Station, would it use the District line tunnel towards Fulham Broadway Station and then diverge away from Fulham Broadway Station by making new holes inside the District line tunnel for a new tunnel for Crossrail?

    Comment by Aronjit | April 25, 2020 | Reply

  4. When it says Crossrail 2 would branch off into a new tunnel North of Parsons Green, would it use the District line tunnel towards Fulham Broadway station and then diverge away from Fulham Broadway station by DIGGING New HOLES and tunnels inside the District line tunnel for Crossrail 2?

    Comment by Aronjit | April 26, 2020 | Reply


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