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by barrykas
27 May 2020, 08:05
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Ideal Home Show Olympia Service
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Ideal Home Show Olympia Service

Sadly it's more usual for an exhibition bus service to run between Earl's Court (Warwick Road entrance) and Olympia (also stopping at West Kensington and West Brompton on the return journey) these days, generally with 4 or 8 buses per hour. Saying that, the Ideal Home Show website recommends using L...
by barrykas
08 Aug 2016, 14:36
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Even More Olympia Whingeing
Replies: 10
Views: 6987

Re: Even More Olympia Whingeing

greatkingrat wrote:The short answer is there aren't any, and it is likely there won't be any in the future.
A longer answer is that the "exhibition" service is mostly bustituted, with details appearing in the (internal) Traffic Circular for the relevant week. Presumably there's some sort of local publicity as well.
by barrykas
08 Aug 2016, 14:33
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Paddington Bakerloo closure
Replies: 9
Views: 8908

Re: Paddington Bakerloo closure

RJSRdg wrote:Euston, of course, isn't on the Circle/H&C....
Of course not...I should stop posting late at night. What I should have said was King's Cross St. Pancras, which is Met territory.
by barrykas
02 Aug 2016, 00:52
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Paddington Bakerloo closure
Replies: 9
Views: 8908

Re: Paddington Bakerloo closure

So, I got an e-mail from TfL this morning, that Bakerloo services have resumed at Paddington!!! Unexpectedly ahead of schedule? Confusing, the signature was from Mike Smith, General Manager, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. Makes more sense if you know that Paddington is "his" station (along wi...
by barrykas
14 May 2016, 17:23
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Night tube
Replies: 64
Views: 29028

Re: Night tube

I hope that TfL test all their computer systems thoroughly, especially Oyster, before Night Tube starts, to deal with the change between GMT and BST. On the last Sunday of October, you could validly have a journey that starts at 01:55 (BST) and ends at 01:05 (GMT) - how would that be dealt with? Si...
by barrykas
03 Sep 2015, 20:23
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!
Replies: 44
Views: 25523

Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

Late to the party on this one, but a peruse of the Traffic Circulars shows the Olympia "exhibition" service seems to be almost permanently bustituted these days, alas. The normal weekday "service" in Working Timetable 147 (May 2015) comprises the following: Train 77 : 0547 Olympia - Edgware Road Tra...
by barrykas
25 Jul 2015, 02:10
Forum: Never-Ending Games
Topic: Counting
Replies: 2556
Views: 406300

Re: Counting

The first issue of the Daily Telegraph was published in June 1855.
by barrykas
11 Jan 2014, 23:45
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: heathrow connect/heathrow express accpetable?
Replies: 14
Views: 4624

Re: heathrow connect/heathrow express accpetable?

The requirement is to arrive at and/or depart from every station served by London Underground by train, which can be either London Underground or National Rail, providing they serve the same tracks. So to "do" Heathrow, you have to do Hatton Cross - Heathrow Terminal 4 - Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 -...
by barrykas
11 Jan 2014, 06:23
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!
Replies: 44
Views: 25523

Re: Kensington Olympia Shuttle Updated Question!

something thats puzzled me, as the olympia section doesn't see much use, why don't they just close it?, because it is still served with the overground and southern network, but thinking about it when it is used for the events it does provide extra trains. For much the same reason as train companies...
by barrykas
14 Feb 2013, 22:59
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Google Street View treasure hunt!
Replies: 273
Views: 69956

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

How does 13 grab you? - http://goo.gl/maps/qFCeZ - Oxford Street, just West of Oxford Circus, around the time of the Olympics. Find me a railway level crossing...with old school wooden gates. By which I mean a "proper" crossing worked by a crossing keeper (or gate box or other signaller), not a "Use...
by barrykas
12 Jan 2013, 00:28
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: 150 Years of the Underground
Replies: 70
Views: 19669

Re: 150 Years of the Underground

I can't help noticing a divide between articles claiming that the first line of the Metropolitan Railway ran between Praed Street (modern day District platforms at Paddington) and Farringdon or Bishop's Road (modern day Hammersmith and City platforms at Paddington) and Farringdon Bishop's Road open...
by barrykas
12 Jan 2013, 00:21
Forum: Zone 6: Tumbleweed
Topic: Tumbleweed Game Thread #9 - Locked and Archived
Replies: 1950
Views: 289211

Re: Tumbleweed Game Thread

2 bells
by barrykas
12 Jan 2013, 00:20
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 757
Views: 116683

Re: Mornington Crescent

Is it? Could it be? Nope...Back to DOLLIS HILL once more....
by barrykas
24 Dec 2012, 21:41
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Sort of Railbenders, but not quite. Well, actually ...
Replies: 59
Views: 18374

Re: Sort of Railbenders, but not quite. Well, actually ...

One railway "region" in the UK possesses no fewer than FOUR junctions all with the same name. What is the shared name of these junctions, and where can they be found? I've found a triplet on the Southern, though it's probably cheating...Latchmere Junctions 1, 2 and 3. Can't find the foursome anywhe...
by barrykas
19 Dec 2012, 20:38
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Sort of Railbenders, but not quite. Well, actually ...
Replies: 59
Views: 18374

Hrm...I can come up with four stations sharing the same root for number 9: Barry, Barry Docks, Barry Island and Barry Links. Considerably more than 318 miles between them though, at 463.75! How about Barrow Haven, Barrow-in-Furness and Barrow upon Soar? Or Bromley Cross, Bromley North and Bromley So...