The Anonymous Widower

Mayor Warns TfL Services May Be Cut Due To A Funding Gap

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the first two paragraphs.

The Mayor of London has warned tube and bus services may be axed due to a £1.9 billion funding gap.

Sadiq Khan claims bus services could be cut by a fifth and tube services by almost 10%.

If these cuts should happen, I would seriously have to think about moving out of London.

I knew that his bribe of a Fare Freeze would end in tears for someone, but not for everyone.

November 17, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , | 6 Comments

Bosch Investing £800 million For UK Hydrogen Car Infrastructure Development

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Hydrogen Fuel News.

Hopefully, this will make purchase of a hydrogen-powered vehicle a possibility for more people around the UK.

November 17, 2021 Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | | Leave a comment

Railway Restored: Regular Trains To Run On Dartmoor Line For First Time In 50 Years

The title of this post is the same as that of this press release from Network Rail.

These are the three main points of the press release.

  • First passenger train on the first Restoring Your Railway reopening will run on Wednesday 17 November, ahead of public services resuming on Saturday 20 November
  • Restored in just nine months, and delivered £10m under budget, transforming a mothballed former freight railway to regular services.
  • Reopening is the first of the Government’s Restoring Your Railway schemes to return to service, fulfilling a manifesto commitment.

This Network Rail picture shows the first train.

It’s good to see, GWR made a name plate.

Network Rail have set themselves a good precedent to open the line in nine months and £10 million under budget.

Let’s hope they repeat this performance on other reopened lines.

November 17, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , | 2 Comments

I Have Just One Problem With My Cataract Operation

I have no pain and I can see very well out of the operated left eye. In fact, it’s better than the right.

But I have one problem. I can’t put drops in my own eyes.

By the look of the GP’s face when I tried in front of him, I’m probably one of the worst he’s seen.

November 17, 2021 Posted by | Health | , | 4 Comments

London Overground Applies To Build A New Station In South London

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Ian Visits.

Ever since the South London Line of the London Overground opened, there has been talk about opening this station, for which provision was made during the construction of the line.

Ian details the saga and now it looks like it will open in 2025.

At last!!!

November 17, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | 2 Comments