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by alywin
8 Jan 2010 13:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: To anyone in Sydenham at the moment...
Replies: 12
Views: 5005

I can't speak for Sydenham, but it's now snowing steadily in Anerley (NB: check your time settings - I posted that at about 1 pm. Sun is now out again and flakes have gone very wispy)
by alywin
5 Jan 2010 17:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oystercard PAYG starts in January
Replies: 31
Views: 12610

I did a little bit of checking last night. It seems that, if you're travelling either with or against the flow between 1600 and 1900 on weekdays you may get clobbered for a more expensive ticket, so you may need to bear that in mind when deciding whether to get singles or a day Travelcard. Yes. So ...
by alywin
4 Jan 2010 09:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oystercard PAYG starts in January
Replies: 31
Views: 12610

I did a little bit of checking last night. It seems that, if you're travelling either with or against the flow between 1600 and 1900 on weekdays you may get clobbered for a more expensive ticket, so you may need to bear that in mind when deciding whether to get singles or a day Travelcard.
by alywin
4 Jan 2010 09:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trains
Replies: 3
Views: 2461

(That's actually SouthEastern, but the same principle applies: ludicrously short trains. What I couldn't understand was that the day after the snow Southern managed to run a regular service on the Beckenham Junction-Birkbeck-Crystal Palace line, but the day after *that* ran a Saturday service but wi...
by alywin
3 Jan 2010 20:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oystercard PAYG starts in January
Replies: 31
Views: 12610

Is that the same as an Anytime Day Return? Or do they still sell them? No, the Anytime, as its name suggests, allows you to travel during the morning peak as well. If they still sell them it looks cheaper to get an Anytime Day Return with a Gold card/Network Railcard than pay for two Oyster singles...
by alywin
9 Dec 2009 15:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Problem with Crystal Palace TV transmitter?
Replies: 11
Views: 3711

Crystal Palace has just started transmitting BBC HD on Freeview. Sadly you can't yet buy any equipment to receive it. Existing Freeview STBs and all "HD Ready" TVs cannot decode the signal. You will need a new box or TV sometime next year. Stuart It's a conspiracy, I tell you. You buy all these thi...
by alywin
9 Dec 2009 00:07
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Problem with Crystal Palace TV transmitter?
Replies: 11
Views: 3711

Problem with Crystal Palace TV transmitter?

Has anyone else suddenly got really bad reception on analogue (assuming any of you are still on it)? My TV's suddenly gone so bad that it looks as though I'm using an internal aerial and watching through a snowstorm, and I'm having to watch on digital just to get a reasonable picture, although even ...
by alywin
8 Dec 2009 23:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cuts to Southern trains
Replies: 51
Views: 16828

Most people use Penge East and the Thameslink Programme has nothing to do with the cut to Charing Cross. No? Some years ago they were talking about having to curtail through services to Charing Cross because they needed more space around platforms 5, 6, "7" and 8 for the Thameslink programme, so I ...
by alywin
5 Dec 2009 21:23
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Guttering specialist - recommendations?
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Guttering specialist - recommendations?

My sister needs to get a bit of tricky work done on her guttering - can anyone recommend somebody? Thanks.
by alywin
5 Dec 2009 21:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cuts to Southern trains
Replies: 51
Views: 16828

Currently PW and Anerley have a 2tph service to LB. At the end of May, they will have 6tph (4tph ELL and 2tph LB - rising to 4tph LB during the morning rush hours). [snip] In summary (in my view) PW and Anereley will move in May, from a dire rail service to a pretty good one. Currently only about 3...
by alywin
5 Dec 2009 20:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dangerous bus!
Replies: 10
Views: 4832

Simon, I think you can do this at any time online. Why wait?
by alywin
2 Dec 2009 01:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cuts to Southern trains
Replies: 51
Views: 16828

Getting back to the original subject, can anyone tell me how services to Anerley andPenge West will be affected, please? Those stations only have a half-hourly service as it is ...
by alywin
2 Dec 2009 01:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oystercard PAYG starts in January
Replies: 31
Views: 12610

"Daily Price Capping Daily Price Capping with Oyster pay as you go, ensures that passengers who make multiple journeys on public transport in a day in London will never be charged more than the price of the equivalent Day Travelcard or One Day Bus Pass." I hope that answers my question: on a number...
by alywin
22 Nov 2009 14:30
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Needing somewhere to work from
Replies: 4
Views: 2715

Kirkdale Business Centre at Cobbs Corner has space as well, I believe. No contacts I'm afraid, you might need to look for the door and ask! Thought I'd post some feedback here in case it's of use to anyone else - am currently making a huge effort to find somewhere owing to a very noisy neighbour pl...
by alywin
13 Sep 2009 20:57
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Who has had post today??
Replies: 22
Views: 7021

As far as I can see, most of the disruption has been down to the postcode-selective strikes going on in central London for the last few weeks: http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?catId=1000002&mediaId=99700760 For instance, I mailed a letter first class from the office a week or two ago whic...
by alywin
13 Sep 2009 20:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Strikes....
Replies: 33
Views: 9019

I'm all for worker's rights, but I'm also aware that, in these straightened times, downing tools for the sake of 0.5%, isn't likely to endear you to the populace; what I hear a lot is "these people should be grateful they've got a job", or words to that effect. I think that, for a lot of people in ...
by alywin
13 Sep 2009 20:22
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Needing somewhere to work from
Replies: 4
Views: 2715

Thanks, both of you - will check those out. I thought I'd subscribed to this thread, but didn't get a notification, hence the delay in replying :)
by alywin
3 Sep 2009 14:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Needing somewhere to work from
Replies: 4
Views: 2715

Needing somewhere to work from

Hi. I'm just about to start a new life as a freelancer, but my dining room table's way too small to work off, and I'm stuck for space for storing papers, books etc. I was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere in the Sydenham/Penge/Anerley/Beckenham/Croydon area where there might be some sort of small...
by alywin
3 Sep 2009 14:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Evening rush hour trains from LB cut by one third in 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 9441

Re: Evening rush hour trains from LB cut by one third in 201

I’m afraid that we have uncovered a further piece of bad news for local rail users. From May 2010, Southern intend to cut evening rush hour services from LB from 6 trains per hour to 4tph. Southern will look at the situation again in December 2010 (when they have a delivery of extra carriages) to s...
by alywin
27 Aug 2009 12:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Direct Trains to and From Charing Cross to be axed
Replies: 40
Views: 17974

The peak time might be of more concern to some of you but it is the high frequency of trains off-peak which makes our route to London Bridge so darn brilliant. They run, generally, at 10 minute intervals throughout the day, so no need for timetables at all, almost like a tube train. We really do no...