The Anonymous Widower

Crossrail’s Shedule Of Improvements For Western Surface Stations.

I’m always looking for this page, which has a schedule of improvident for the station on the Western surface section of Crossrail.So I’ve put the link here, so I can find it.

The page finishes with this summary of the work.

The scope and timing of any work needed at Twyford and Reading stations has yet to be determined.

New station buildings are proposed at Acton Main Line, West Ealing, Southall and Hayes & Harlington stations with new footbridges providing step-free access to the platforms and new bay platforms at West Ealing and Hayes & Harlington.  A new footbridge is being built at West Drayton station to provide step-free access to platforms 2-5.

Platforms will be extended at Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton, Slough and Maidenhead stations.  All stations will benefit from new signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV.

It also gives expected completion dates.

Crossrail’s pages for the North-East and South-East surface sections are not so informative.

July 10, 2015 Posted by | Transport | | Leave a comment

My New Cooker Hood Has Arrived

My cooker hood arrived around seven this evening in the most inappropriate and large packaging.

Let’s hope it fits to the wall!

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A Flypast Over London

I took these pictures as the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flew over the City of London today.

The fourth picture shows the area where I was standing on the walkway across the Barbican.

It is a good place to see any flypast that is going over Buckingham Palace, as the pilots use the three distinctive towers to line up for their trip across London. This Google Map shows Central London.

Flypast Route Over London

Flypast Route Over London

The Barbican is illustrated by the red arrow and Buckingham Palace is at the bottom left hand corner.

The procedure used by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was explained, when one of the pilots was the guest of Test Match Special on BBC Radio.

When asked what you do if there is an engine failure, the pilot stated that there is only the Thames.

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I Thought Couriers Like This Had Reformed

I knew that today, I would be getting my new cooker hood delivered. The delivery company confirmed yesterday that it would be coming today and that they would tell me today, in what four hour slot it would come.

The message yesterday was just an automated voice one, with no instructions on where to phone, text or e-mail if there was any problems.

This morning, I got the delivery slot as any time between 15:00 and 19:00. This is very inconvenient as I have an important appointment, I booked some time ago, at 18:00.

It doesn’t matter to me, if I don’t get the hood delivered today, as it won’t be installed until next week or even the week after.

I have no means to contact the couriers to say this time is inconvenient.

Also judging by this courier company’s attitude of we deliver it when we decide and don’t tell you who we are and how to contact us, I suspect it would be a difficult process to get the item redelivered.

So it is wait here until it is delivered and hope that it turns up.

Incidntally, I actually ordered the hood from the John Lewis web site, so for a start they will be getting a complaint to say the least.

But I did think that couriers with these sort of attitudes had reformed.

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