The Anonymous Widower

The Mayor Of London Is Pruning The North London Bus Network Again

Sadiq Khan is proposing to cut these bus routes.

  • 4 – Archway and Blackfriars – North London
  • 11 – Fulham Town Hall and Appold Street – North London
  • 12 – Oxford Circus Stn / Margaret Street and Dulwich Library – Cross-River
  • 14 – Putney Heath and Russell Square – North London
  • 16 – Mora Road and Victoria Bus Station – North London
  • 24 – Grosvenor Road and Royal Free Hospital – North London
  • 31 – White City Bus Station and Baynham Street – North London
  • 45 – Newington Causeway and Atkins Road / New Park Road – South London
  • 72 – Brunel Road and Hammersmith Bridge Road – North London
  • 74 – Putney Exchange and Baker Street – North London
  • 78 -Shoreditch High Street Station and St Mary’s Road – Cross-River
  • 242 – Aldgate Station and Homerton Hospital – North London
  • 349 – Glyn Road and Rookwood Road – North London
  • 521 – Waterloo Station and London Bridge Station – North London
  • C3 – Clapham Junction Station / Falcon Road  Warwick Road Tesco – Cross-River
  • D7 – All Saints Church and Mile End Station – North London

Note.

  1. The 74 is one of the recommended ways to get to Zoo.
  2. The 242 is my preferred method to get between Dalston and the excellent Homerton Hospital.
  3. The 349 is probably important to the Jewish Community in Stamford Hill.
  4. 521 appears to be a very good link between the two terminal stations. Especially, if you have a heavy case or a baby in a buggy.
  5. I have judged whether a bus is North London, South London or Cross-River from TfL’s maps of each route.

I suspect others will have their own objections.

These are my totals.

  • North London – 12
  • South London – 1
  • Cross-River – 3

These are definitely the cuts that would be imposed by someone with their roots firmly in the South, who feels that there is no valid reason to cross the Thames.

But then with these cuts, he won’t get complaints from South Londoners.

 

June 1, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , | 8 Comments

A Friend Has Just Been Diagnosed With Motor Neurone Disease

For all those suffering from the disease, O offer this uplifting tale.

My late wife; C was a barrister and one of her colleagues and our friends was a judge.

Towards the end of his life, he suffered from motor neurone disease and carried on sitting as a senior judge in Norwich.

After my wife and the judge had both passed away, I was invited to a party in my wife’s former Chambers.

At one point, I started talking with some of former colleagues about the judge. All of them agreed, that the quality of his judgements had not changed.

This link is the Donate Link at the Motor Neuron Disease Association.

June 1, 2022 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Difficulty Looking At Pictures On The Blog

One reader of this blog, has informed me, that he’s started having difficulty looking at the pictures.

I haven’t changed anything in the production of this blog, but I do feel WordPress have done a recent upgrade.

If anybody has any problems, please tell me.

June 1, 2022 Posted by | Computing | , | 1 Comment

First Order In For Revolutionary Modular Railway Footbridge

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on New Civil Engineer.

Greater Anglia seem to have ordered the footbridge for Stowmarket station, without seeing a real one.

A prototype is also being installed at the former Widmerspool station on the Old Dalby Test Track.

I wrote about the proposed footbridge at Stowmarket in Stowmarket Station To Go Step-Free.

June 1, 2022 Posted by | Design, Transport/Travel | , , , , | 3 Comments