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London To Get The Night Orange

This article on the BBC is entitled Night Tube: East London route joins 24-hour services.

This is said.

The Overground service will start operating from December on Fridays and Saturdays between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction.

It is also expected to extend to Highbury and Islington next year, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said.

I am a bit surprised that the Southern terminal is New Cross Gate station, as this is not normally a terminus for Overground services, wheras New Cross station does have a four trains per hour (tph) service to Dalston Junction station all day.

On the other hand New Cross Gate station has the following advantages.

  • Services could be extended Southwards to other stations in the future.
  • New Cross Gate will be a Bakerloo Line station, when that line is extended.
  • Thameslink and other services into London Bridge might call.
  • It might offer an easy link to Gatwick Airport for an early flight.

I think that as Thameslink will be important with all its connections, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Night service on this line, which would make a link to the East London Line useful.

 

July 3, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

The Class 345 Train Has An Updated Information Display

Bombardier have updated the information display on the Class 345 train, that I rode on the The 10:35 From Liverpool Street To Shenfield.

In that post I said this about the Information.

The current on-train information is simple, but then as I suspect the screens are software driven, any degree of required complication can be added.

I don’t know whether it is deliberate but everything is large and easy to read. There is also no maps or exhortations about security.

Long may it stay that way!

Simple is efficient!

So it looks like a new version of the software has been installed.

These pictures show the new display.

I wonder what the final version will be like.

I hope it’s not to fussy or full of advertising.

July 3, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

France Opens Two New High Speed Lines

This article on Global Rail News is entitled.SNCF launches two new high-speed lines.

This map shows the two lines to Rennes and Bordeaux.


I doubt well ever lauch two high speed lines in one weekend.

It would appear that the two journies are timed as follows.

  • Paris to Rennes takes about an hour and three-quarts and costs ariund £72.
  • Psris to Bordeaux is a few minutes over two hours and costs around £88.

Prices are for a fully flexible ticket.

July 3, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , | 1 Comment

Help For Charlie Gard

This article on the BBC is entitled Charlie Gard: Pope and Trump offer parents support.

I think this Pope is a good man, and I suspect his kind words would be welcome.

But whilst Trumpkopf does nothing to abolish the death penalty in the United States, his unwanted comments should be treated with the contempt they deserve.

July 3, 2017 Posted by | Health, World | , , | 1 Comment