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by alywin
6 Apr 2012 16:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Closure of London Bridge (upper station) in 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 9424

Re: Closure of London Bridge (upper station) in 2015

rshdunlop wrote:True. As any Londoner knows, there's more than one way to skin a cat, and at least half a dozen ways to get to where you are going.
Most of them costing rather more - and probably taking longer - than the original route, though, I suspect.
by alywin
6 Apr 2012 16:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Evading the fares at the station
Replies: 16
Views: 6374

Re: Evading the fares at the station

I have it in writing (well, printing) that all Overground stations were going to be manned at all hours when the trains were operating ...
by alywin
3 Apr 2012 23:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Closure of London Bridge (upper station) in 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 9424

Re: Closure of London Bridge (upper station) in 2015

But may I point out, for the sake of completeness, that a perfectly acceptable and easy way to get from Sydenham to Charing Cross is to go from Lower Sydenham station: a fact that often seems to get neglected on this website. Yes, and the Hayes line is already quite crowded enough without loads of ...
by alywin
30 Mar 2012 23:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is that buzzing ever going to stop?
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

Is that buzzing ever going to stop?

I want to go to sleep, and that helicopter has been circling for what seems like hours :(. Think it must be going up and down the railway line or something.
by alywin
30 Mar 2012 23:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: TRAINS THIS WEEKEND - WOOHOO!
Replies: 18
Views: 5751

Re: TRAINS THIS WEEKEND - WOOHOO!

Great. Just the one time I was actually intending to use my zone 1-6 day Travelcard from Sydders to EC ...
by alywin
28 Mar 2012 00:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: TRAINS THIS WEEKEND - WOOHOO!
Replies: 18
Views: 5751

Re: TRAINS THIS WEEKEND - WOOHOO!

Did some research and discovered that walking to Penge East and getting the train to Victoria (then on to the dreaded Underground to work) was quicker than Overground from Sydenham. So in a way I'm grateful for all this weekend engineering work because if it hadn't been for that I wouldn't have dis...
by alywin
27 Mar 2012 23:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Evading the fares at the station
Replies: 16
Views: 6374

Re: Evading the fares at the station

On a slightly different note, has anyone else found a problem with the ink on season tickets fading quite quickly. I've got through 4 replacement season tickets that have simply faded. I'm wondering if it's a new kind of printer they use or else maybe the ticket machines are scraping the ink as the...
by alywin
6 Mar 2012 22:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: TRAINS THIS WEEKEND - WOOHOO!
Replies: 18
Views: 5751

Re: TRAINS THIS WEEKEND - WOOHOO!

As far as I can see from the engineering works posters, I don't think there'll be any trains again between London Bridge and West Croydon this Sunday. Add to that nothing between Herne Hill and Victoria on the Penge East line, and some of us are going to be a bit scuppered.
by alywin
6 Mar 2012 22:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Evading the fares at the station
Replies: 16
Views: 6374

Re: Evading the fares at the station

I always thought if the gates were in use an employee of the railway company had to be there , but I guess as usual I was wrong. So did I. After all, health and safety prohibits the gates from being closed when there's nobody to staff them in case it's necessary to evacuate the station. Yet I've se...
by alywin
3 Mar 2012 20:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging in Sydenham Road
Replies: 76
Views: 24169

Re: Begging in Sydenham Road

rshdunlop wrote:I should think with the advent of Oyster cards there are far fewer paper tickets to pass around.
No, you just pass the Oyster around instead. That *is* permitted, provided it's a general Oystercard and not a season, and that not more than one of you is trying to use it at a time.
by alywin
3 Mar 2012 20:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging in Sydenham Road
Replies: 76
Views: 24169

Re: Begging in Sydenham Road

I've just had a re-read of the conditions of carriage (that everyone agrees to when they buy a railway ticket) and I can't find anything to suggest that Travelcards are any different to any other kind of ticket (i.e. non transferrable - see condition 6). "It may not be resold or passed on to anyone...
by alywin
3 Mar 2012 20:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: TRAINS THIS WEEKEND - WOOHOO!
Replies: 18
Views: 5751

Re: TRAINS THIS WEEKEND - WOOHOO!

I've spent 2 days this week trying to decipher the on-screen engineering works announcement - the one saying no service between New Cross Gate and Norwood Junction, or something. Gave up and had to ask staff. Mind you, you won't be able to get from London Bridge to Charing Cross tomorrow, but it's a...
by alywin
28 Feb 2012 00:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging in Sydenham Road
Replies: 76
Views: 24169

Re: Begging in Sydenham Road

If that means TfL lose revenue Simon, you are stealing money from the rest of us! Stuart It does not mean 'stealing' anything. It might possibly mean depriving TFL of another fare in rather the same way as it might if you offered someone a lift in a car instead of them taking the train. As far as I...
by alywin
26 Feb 2012 23:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: TRAINS THIS SUNDAY: Your Guess?
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

Re: TRAINS THIS SUNDAY: Your Guess?

Guess they're still carrying on with those engineering works which are supposed to make the trains quieter and haven't had any effect yet as far as I can see. Certainly there have been trains going down part of the line from Sydenham today - I can hear them now. But there has also been a rail replac...
by alywin
26 Feb 2012 23:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging in Sydenham Road
Replies: 76
Views: 24169

Re: Begging in Sydenham Road

There was a woman at Penge East today trying to cadge a used Travelcard off passersby - very unhealthy-looking skin colour. No idea if it was related to what everyone else has reported. I was reminded of the campaign they have at Victoria and elsewhere to prevent people from passing on Travelcards t...
by alywin
6 Feb 2012 10:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Major nighttime rail engineering works
Replies: 5
Views: 4101

Re: Major nighttime rail engineering works

Hi Have just joined the forum partly to try and find out more about the rail works. We're on Venner Rd, parellel to rail line and wasn't prepared for the level of disruption. Would anyone know how long these will last? Hi art4, and welcome. If you're parallel to the line, you should have been leafl...
by alywin
5 Feb 2012 21:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Be frank : would you say that city safe ?
Replies: 12
Views: 8884

Re: Be frank : would you say that city safe ?

I hope the french community is not too big, because she needs to improve her accent in english N'ayez pas peur, Soazig! La communauté française se trouve au centre de Londres (surtout South Kensington), pas en banlieue! Si votre fille n'est pas au fait avec la vie urbaine, comme vous le suggérez, i...
by alywin
5 Feb 2012 20:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Major nighttime rail engineering works
Replies: 5
Views: 4101

Re: Major nighttime rail engineering works

Actually, these have started now. Any comments from those living in the vicinity about noise and light levels, and ability to sleep, for example, would be most welcome :)
by alywin
5 Feb 2012 18:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NO TRAINS THIS WEEKEND
Replies: 11
Views: 4170

Re: NO TRAINS THIS WEEKEND

I fear there's going to be a lot more of this over the next few weeks (see http://www.sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewto ... f=1&t=7088) - day *and* night, mainly night, and probably all weekends, I think.
by alywin
16 Jan 2012 11:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Over 40, feeling a bit flabby, unfit ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1346

Re: Over 40, feeling a bit flabby, unfit ...

Sounds good. Does anyone know whether Bromley is doing anything similar, for those of us across the boundary?