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2022-03-22 8:53:53 AM  
Wow, only 30+ years since the first office building opened there. How timely.
 
2022-03-22 9:04:03 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Wow, only 30+ years since the first office building opened there. How timely.


City of London airport and whatever the light rail system that they have there would like a word.

/part of flying somewhere is giving yourself enough time to get to the airport
 
2022-03-22 9:12:21 AM  

Gubbo: part of flying somewhere is giving yourself enough time to get to the airport


Last time I was in London we had to leg it from St. Pancras to Heathrow and the tube train stopped to wait juuuuuuust before our station.

Fortunately, the Heathrow staff were great and accommodating and we made our flight.
 
2022-03-22 9:12:29 AM  
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2022-03-22 9:39:09 AM  
"Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?"

That is an oddly specific reason to spend $25B.
 
2022-03-22 9:39:30 AM  
Mind the gap.
 
2022-03-22 9:40:12 AM  
Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?

You don't and you learn to manage your time better.

Why are you in a skyscraper named after a Klingon?

"I am Wharf, House of Canary.  Your laughter does dishonor you."
 
2022-03-22 9:40:50 AM  
SUPER TUBE!!!

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2022-03-22 9:40:52 AM  
I used to live right by Farringdon and it's amazing to me to think of that sleepy tube station as the busiest station in London.
 
2022-03-22 9:42:07 AM  
"Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?"

Does it matter?  The Dalek / Cyberman battle will probably kill them before they even get down to street level.
 
2022-03-22 9:45:29 AM  
New trains capable of carrying 1,500 passengers at up to 90mph -- 450 of whom will be lucky enough to get a seat --
1050 will be flung around as the train goes from 0 to 90 and then suddenly 90 to 0.

/CSB
When Metrolink started in St. Louis, the trains were limited to 45 mph.  When they opened the line in Illinois, there were some open stretches.   But when the train hit 45, there would be a beep beep beep and the train would stop.  Happened enough that when the train hit 45 and the beeping started, everyone in the cars would groan.
 
2022-03-22 9:46:36 AM  

usahole: I used to live right by Farringdon and it's amazing to me to think of that sleepy tube station as the busiest station in London.


I feel the same way about St Pancras, I remember when it was a lot quieter before the Eurostar.
 
2022-03-22 9:55:12 AM  

VisualiseThis: usahole: I used to live right by Farringdon and it's amazing to me to think of that sleepy tube station as the busiest station in London.

I feel the same way about St Pancras, I remember when it was a lot quieter before the Eurostar.


Whereas Bank has always been a portal to hell.
 
2022-03-22 9:58:02 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Wow, only 30+ years since the first office building opened there. How timely.


Meh, NYC has been building the 2nd Ave subway for 70 years. So far a bit over a mile has been opened.
 
2022-03-22 10:07:31 AM  
Couldn't give us a map, CNN?

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Zoomable:
https://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/maps/network-map
 
2022-03-22 10:21:39 AM  

Mycroft_Holmes_IV: Couldn't give us a map, CNN?

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Zoomable:
https://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/maps/network-map


I do love the tube map.

I remember a London friend telling me a few of the stations that are right across the street from each other or a few hundred yards away, but  don't connect. So tourists take 2 connections to get to where they already were.

/and if my directions said get out at Station X, that's what I'd do as well
 
2022-03-22 10:30:19 AM  
Mornington Crescent in two.
 
2022-03-22 10:53:31 AM  

Warthog: Mornington Crescent in two.


The Crossrail Expansion rules have not been approved yet.  The Mornington Crescent Executive Rules Committee is meeting next Thursday to approve the interim report of the subcommittee as to the color of the rulebook cover.  They're recommending beige.  Until such time, you'll have to play by the 20014 Rule Book.
 
2022-03-22 10:53:49 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting


Someone scheduled something wrong: the flight or the meeting.
 
2022-03-22 10:58:10 AM  
Ironic that it stops in Slough (Sluh-OW for non-Brits), as that ugly town didn't have a train station for years.  This was because Eton College was nearby, and the authorities were afraid the young boys would catch a train, go into London to the Soho district and get drunk and shag prostitutes, so they successfully prevented the station being built.

The result was several generations of well-educated young men with nothing to show for it, save for a proclivity for unnatural sex and a chance to run the country.
 
2022-03-22 11:00:32 AM  

Gubbo: Mycroft_Holmes_IV: Couldn't give us a map, CNN?

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Zoomable:
https://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/maps/network-map

I do love the tube map.

I remember a London friend telling me a few of the stations that are right across the street from each other or a few hundred yards away, but  don't connect. So tourists take 2 connections to get to where they already were.

/and if my directions said get out at Station X, that's what I'd do as well


That's the Bank/Monument thing if I'm remembering correctly.
 
2022-03-22 11:09:27 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Mornington Crescent in two.

The Crossrail Expansion rules have not been approved yet.  The Mornington Crescent Executive Rules Committee is meeting next Thursday to approve the interim report of the subcommittee as to the color of the rulebook cover.  They're recommending beige.  Until such time, you'll have to play by the 20014 Rule Book.


Rubbish.  The Elizabeth Line transits Paddington and shares established Great Western tracks through Acton, Ealing Broadway, and Southhall.  That plainly puts the West Codex for dual mode stations into play, and makes Mornington Crescent reachable in two via Wembley, as stated.
 
2022-03-22 11:19:02 AM  
Mind the gap.

At least they have those anti shove gates now. NYC needs those.

/will never happen.
 
2022-03-22 11:22:31 AM  
For context, London got a brand new subway system for about the same price as the far lower capacity repave of Tulsa's Inner Dispersal Loop that encircles downtown.  We could have good transportation in this country, but instead we go with subsidizing urban car ownership.
 
2022-03-22 11:41:34 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?

You don't and you learn to manage your time better.

Why are you in a skyscraper named after a Klingon?

"I am Wharf, House of Canary.  Your laughter does dishonor you."


What gets me is that London City airport is basically right next to it. Not ideal for all flights and you might have to do 2 legs rather than one if you're not going to somewhere in Scotland or Western Europe, but if you're in a meeting that's so important it can't be adjourned or continued remotely but also within 10 mins of an airport that's not the one you're flying from, I think someone needs to work on their scheduling skills.
 
2022-03-22 11:46:11 AM  

thenewflesh: Harry Freakstorm: Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?

You don't and you learn to manage your time better.

Why are you in a skyscraper named after a Klingon?

"I am Wharf, House of Canary.  Your laughter does dishonor you."

What gets me is that London City airport is basically right next to it. Not ideal for all flights and you might have to do 2 legs rather than one if you're not going to somewhere in Scotland or Western Europe, but if you're in a meeting that's so important it can't be adjourned or continued remotely but also within 10 mins of an airport that's not the one you're flying from, I think someone needs to work on their scheduling skills.


Apparently COVID killed the best service in / out of LCY: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/08/03/british-airways-confirms-end-of-all-business-class-lcy-jfk-service/
 
2022-03-22 11:46:54 AM  

thenewflesh: Harry Freakstorm: Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?

You don't and you learn to manage your time better.

Why are you in a skyscraper named after a Klingon?

"I am Wharf, House of Canary.  Your laughter does dishonor you."

What gets me is that London City airport is basically right next to it. Not ideal for all flights and you might have to do 2 legs rather than one if you're not going to somewhere in Scotland or Western Europe, but if you're in a meeting that's so important it can't be adjourned or continued remotely but also within 10 mins of an airport that's not the one you're flying from, I think someone needs to work on their scheduling skills.


Have you heard of BA001. It's City of London - Shannon - New York.

All business class, and you stop in Shannon to clear US customs (they come on to the plane to do it apparently), then land in JFK as if you were a domestic flight. So no faffing about.

The closest thing you'll get to a private jet.

/though a private jet might be cheaper
 
2022-03-22 11:47:42 AM  

Warthog: thenewflesh: Harry Freakstorm: Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?

You don't and you learn to manage your time better.

Why are you in a skyscraper named after a Klingon?

"I am Wharf, House of Canary.  Your laughter does dishonor you."

What gets me is that London City airport is basically right next to it. Not ideal for all flights and you might have to do 2 legs rather than one if you're not going to somewhere in Scotland or Western Europe, but if you're in a meeting that's so important it can't be adjourned or continued remotely but also within 10 mins of an airport that's not the one you're flying from, I think someone needs to work on their scheduling skills.

Apparently COVID killed the best service in / out of LCY: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/08/03/british-airways-confirms-end-of-all-business-class-lcy-jfk-service/


Weird simulpost.

It's back by the way http://theclub.ba.com/december-2021/en/first-flight-back-to-new-york/
 
2022-03-22 11:48:34 AM  

Warthog: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Mornington Crescent in two.

The Crossrail Expansion rules have not been approved yet.  The Mornington Crescent Executive Rules Committee is meeting next Thursday to approve the interim report of the subcommittee as to the color of the rulebook cover.  They're recommending beige.  Until such time, you'll have to play by the 20014 Rule Book.

Rubbish.  The Elizabeth Line transits Paddington and shares established Great Western tracks through Acton, Ealing Broadway, and Southhall.  That plainly puts the West Codex for dual mode stations into play, and makes Mornington Crescent reachable in two via Wembley, as stated.


West Codex?  West Codex hasn't been used since the 1997 MC Final in Bewdley.  You might as well be using the old I.K. Brunel rules.  Besides, if someone plays Moorgate gambit, you can't make it via Wembley without playing Marylebone.
 
2022-03-22 11:49:27 AM  

Gubbo: Warthog: thenewflesh: Harry Freakstorm: Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?

You don't and you learn to manage your time better.

Why are you in a skyscraper named after a Klingon?

"I am Wharf, House of Canary.  Your laughter does dishonor you."

What gets me is that London City airport is basically right next to it. Not ideal for all flights and you might have to do 2 legs rather than one if you're not going to somewhere in Scotland or Western Europe, but if you're in a meeting that's so important it can't be adjourned or continued remotely but also within 10 mins of an airport that's not the one you're flying from, I think someone needs to work on their scheduling skills.

Apparently COVID killed the best service in / out of LCY: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/08/03/british-airways-confirms-end-of-all-business-class-lcy-jfk-service/

Weird simulpost.

It's back by the way http://theclub.ba.com/december-2021/en/first-flight-back-to-new-york/


Oh. Maybe they've cut out the Shannon part and you have to do US customs and immigration in New York now.
 
2022-03-22 11:50:15 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Wow, only 30+ years since the first office building opened there. How timely.


Only 40+ years behind Paris. How embarrassing.
 
2022-03-22 11:53:35 AM  

Gubbo: Warthog: thenewflesh: Harry Freakstorm: Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?

You don't and you learn to manage your time better.

Why are you in a skyscraper named after a Klingon?

"I am Wharf, House of Canary.  Your laughter does dishonor you."

What gets me is that London City airport is basically right next to it. Not ideal for all flights and you might have to do 2 legs rather than one if you're not going to somewhere in Scotland or Western Europe, but if you're in a meeting that's so important it can't be adjourned or continued remotely but also within 10 mins of an airport that's not the one you're flying from, I think someone needs to work on their scheduling skills.

Apparently COVID killed the best service in / out of LCY: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/08/03/british-airways-confirms-end-of-all-business-class-lcy-jfk-service/

Weird simulpost.

It's back by the way http://theclub.ba.com/december-2021/en/first-flight-back-to-new-york/


Sadly that's LHR - JFK service, not LCY, and that's an A350 not an A318.  I don't believe BA has any aircraft in inventory with the legs to do JFK-LCY, but the capability to land on a field that short.
 
2022-03-22 11:53:46 AM  

Warthog: thenewflesh: Harry Freakstorm: Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?

You don't and you learn to manage your time better.

Why are you in a skyscraper named after a Klingon?

"I am Wharf, House of Canary.  Your laughter does dishonor you."

What gets me is that London City airport is basically right next to it. Not ideal for all flights and you might have to do 2 legs rather than one if you're not going to somewhere in Scotland or Western Europe, but if you're in a meeting that's so important it can't be adjourned or continued remotely but also within 10 mins of an airport that's not the one you're flying from, I think someone needs to work on their scheduling skills.

Apparently COVID killed the best service in / out of LCY: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/08/03/british-airways-confirms-end-of-all-business-class-lcy-jfk-service/


Ah, it's  been a few years since I've flown from London, I just remember that for certain events it was much easier and less stressful to get the LCY flight back to Spain rather than spending the last couple of hours panicking about whether I'd make it to Heathrow/Gatwick on time.
 
2022-03-22 11:56:05 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Mornington Crescent in two.

The Crossrail Expansion rules have not been approved yet.  The Mornington Crescent Executive Rules Committee is meeting next Thursday to approve the interim report of the subcommittee as to the color of the rulebook cover.  They're recommending beige.  Until such time, you'll have to play by the 20014 Rule Book.

Rubbish.  The Elizabeth Line transits Paddington and shares established Great Western tracks through Acton, Ealing Broadway, and Southhall.  That plainly puts the West Codex for dual mode stations into play, and makes Mornington Crescent reachable in two via Wembley, as stated.

West Codex?  West Codex hasn't been used since the 1997 MC Final in Bewdley.  You might as well be using the old I.K. Brunel rules.  Besides, if someone plays Moorgate gambit, you can't make it via Wembley without playing Marylebone.


Oh my God, you follow the nonsense that came out of Bewdley?  I can't even believe I'm dignifying this conversation.  But now that I know my audience, let me be sure to use small words.   My move is valid.  It. Is. Your. Turn.
 
2022-03-22 11:57:23 AM  

Warthog: Gubbo: Warthog: thenewflesh: Harry Freakstorm: Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?

You don't and you learn to manage your time better.

Why are you in a skyscraper named after a Klingon?

"I am Wharf, House of Canary.  Your laughter does dishonor you."

What gets me is that London City airport is basically right next to it. Not ideal for all flights and you might have to do 2 legs rather than one if you're not going to somewhere in Scotland or Western Europe, but if you're in a meeting that's so important it can't be adjourned or continued remotely but also within 10 mins of an airport that's not the one you're flying from, I think someone needs to work on their scheduling skills.

Apparently COVID killed the best service in / out of LCY: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/08/03/british-airways-confirms-end-of-all-business-class-lcy-jfk-service/

Weird simulpost.

It's back by the way http://theclub.ba.com/december-2021/en/first-flight-back-to-new-york/

Sadly that's LHR - JFK service, not LCY, and that's an A350 not an A318.  I don't believe BA has any aircraft in inventory with the legs to do JFK-LCY, but the capability to land on a field that short.


I just read the flight number. Never mind.

My understanding was that the LCY-JFK was essentially being funded by the Wall Street banks. I guess it was always on borrowed time.

/not that I ever would have flown that way
 
2022-03-22 12:04:25 PM  

Baloo Uriza: For context, London got a brand new subway system for about the same price as the far lower capacity repave of Tulsa's Inner Dispersal Loop that encircles downtown.  We could have good transportation in this country, but instead we go with subsidizing urban car ownership.


Rail construction in this country, especially heavy rail, are grossly expensive on the USA.  For a combination of reasons (beauacracy, unions, limited forms offering to do it, greed, lawsuits) it costs several times to build subways in the US as opposed to London or Paris, which are not exactly cheap places.  Not to mention much cheaper systems like Seoul.

Also 25b exceeds the entire state of Oklahoma's construction budget by several times
 
2022-03-22 12:05:22 PM  

Warthog: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Mornington Crescent in two.

The Crossrail Expansion rules have not been approved yet.  The Mornington Crescent Executive Rules Committee is meeting next Thursday to approve the interim report of the subcommittee as to the color of the rulebook cover.  They're recommending beige.  Until such time, you'll have to play by the 20014 Rule Book.

Rubbish.  The Elizabeth Line transits Paddington and shares established Great Western tracks through Acton, Ealing Broadway, and Southhall.  That plainly puts the West Codex for dual mode stations into play, and makes Mornington Crescent reachable in two via Wembley, as stated.

West Codex?  West Codex hasn't been used since the 1997 MC Final in Bewdley.  You might as well be using the old I.K. Brunel rules.  Besides, if someone plays Moorgate gambit, you can't make it via Wembley without playing Marylebone.

Oh my God, you follow the nonsense that came out of Bewdley?  I can't even believe I'm dignifying this conversation.  But now that I know my audience, let me be sure to use small words.   My move is valid.  It. Is. Your. Turn.


I already told you that you can't take Mornington Crescent via Wembley in two without taking Marylebone (cf Smythe v. Ickington-Smythe 1998).  But fine, I'll play the Moorgate gambit and then Kholmov's Combination via Charing Cross/Embankment.  Mornington Crescent in one.
 
2022-03-22 12:08:48 PM  
Super tube?

That's how grandma died!!
 
2022-03-22 12:18:28 PM  

Gubbo: Warthog: thenewflesh: Harry Freakstorm: Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?

You don't and you learn to manage your time better.

Why are you in a skyscraper named after a Klingon?

"I am Wharf, House of Canary.  Your laughter does dishonor you."

What gets me is that London City airport is basically right next to it. Not ideal for all flights and you might have to do 2 legs rather than one if you're not going to somewhere in Scotland or Western Europe, but if you're in a meeting that's so important it can't be adjourned or continued remotely but also within 10 mins of an airport that's not the one you're flying from, I think someone needs to work on their scheduling skills.

Apparently COVID killed the best service in / out of LCY: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/08/03/british-airways-confirms-end-of-all-business-class-lcy-jfk-service/

Weird simulpost.

It's back by the way http://theclub.ba.com/december-2021/en/first-flight-back-to-new-york/


That flight you posted was from Heathrow.
 
2022-03-22 12:25:24 PM  

maudibjr: Also 25b exceeds the entire state of Oklahoma's construction budget by several times


Not when spread out over the length of time they've been working on it, which is all 12 years I've lived here and who knows how long before that.  Two legs was $16 billion, another leg was $8 billion and they're working on the last one now.

Not saying there isn't a shiatload of grift at the ODOT, either, but that's mostly with the turnpikes, especially the ones that can't add capacity, just move bottlenecks around the existing capacity (so, all of them that are newer than Will Rogers, Joseph Turner and H. E. Bailey).
 
2022-03-22 12:32:06 PM  
That reminds me. Your mom forgot this at my house last night.
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2022-03-22 12:35:48 PM  

Gubbo: Warthog: Gubbo: Warthog: thenewflesh: Harry Freakstorm: Your flight takes off from London's Heathrow Airport in three hours, but you're still in a meeting on the other side of the city, in a Canary Wharf skyscraper. There's no way you'll make it by public transport and traffic makes the taxi option even less appealing. How are you going to make that plane?

You don't and you learn to manage your time better.

Why are you in a skyscraper named after a Klingon?

"I am Wharf, House of Canary.  Your laughter does dishonor you."

What gets me is that London City airport is basically right next to it. Not ideal for all flights and you might have to do 2 legs rather than one if you're not going to somewhere in Scotland or Western Europe, but if you're in a meeting that's so important it can't be adjourned or continued remotely but also within 10 mins of an airport that's not the one you're flying from, I think someone needs to work on their scheduling skills.

Apparently COVID killed the best service in / out of LCY: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/08/03/british-airways-confirms-end-of-all-business-class-lcy-jfk-service/

Weird simulpost.

It's back by the way http://theclub.ba.com/december-2021/en/first-flight-back-to-new-york/

Sadly that's LHR - JFK service, not LCY, and that's an A350 not an A318.  I don't believe BA has any aircraft in inventory with the legs to do JFK-LCY, but the capability to land on a field that short.

I just read the flight number. Never mind.

My understanding was that the LCY-JFK was essentially being funded by the Wall Street banks. I guess it was always on borrowed time.

/not that I ever would have flown that way


It absolutely was.  It's no coincidence that the flight numbers for the LCY-SNN-JFK rotation (BA001/BA002) were previously used by the Concorde service between Heefroe and JFK.

Airlines usually save flight 1 and 2 for their most prestigious service.  For instance, Air France's Concorde runs between CDG and JFK were also numbered AF001/AF002.  Since the plane was retired they haven't used those numbers since.
 
2022-03-22 12:39:12 PM  
Paige, no!
 
2022-03-22 1:03:08 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Mornington Crescent in two.

The Crossrail Expansion rules have not been approved yet.  The Mornington Crescent Executive Rules Committee is meeting next Thursday to approve the interim report of the subcommittee as to the color of the rulebook cover.  They're recommending beige.  Until such time, you'll have to play by the 20014 Rule Book.


That's a lot of trips around the Circle Line waiting for 20014.
 
2022-03-22 3:43:19 PM  

buserror: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Mornington Crescent in two.

The Crossrail Expansion rules have not been approved yet.  The Mornington Crescent Executive Rules Committee is meeting next Thursday to approve the interim report of the subcommittee as to the color of the rulebook cover.  They're recommending beige.  Until such time, you'll have to play by the 20014 Rule Book.

That's a lot of trips around the Circle Line waiting for 20014.


The Circle line is no longer a circle.
 
2022-03-22 3:46:07 PM  

buserror: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Mornington Crescent in two.

The Crossrail Expansion rules have not been approved yet.  The Mornington Crescent Executive Rules Committee is meeting next Thursday to approve the interim report of the subcommittee as to the color of the rulebook cover.  They're recommending beige.  Until such time, you'll have to play by the 20014 Rule Book.

That's a lot of trips around the Circle Line waiting for 20014.


It's 2001 v 4 Rule Book, obviously.
 
2022-03-22 3:49:08 PM  

Gubbo: buserror: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Mornington Crescent in two.

The Crossrail Expansion rules have not been approved yet.  The Mornington Crescent Executive Rules Committee is meeting next Thursday to approve the interim report of the subcommittee as to the color of the rulebook cover.  They're recommending beige.  Until such time, you'll have to play by the 20014 Rule Book.

That's a lot of trips around the Circle Line waiting for 20014.

The Circle line is no longer a circle.


It's more like a sperm with a vert short tail.  That ends in Hammersmith.
 
2022-03-22 4:15:27 PM  

Gubbo: buserror: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Mornington Crescent in two.

The Crossrail Expansion rules have not been approved yet.  The Mornington Crescent Executive Rules Committee is meeting next Thursday to approve the interim report of the subcommittee as to the color of the rulebook cover.  They're recommending beige.  Until such time, you'll have to play by the 20014 Rule Book.

That's a lot of trips around the Circle Line waiting for 20014.

The Circle line is no longer a circle.


Correct me if I'm wrong but the name was always aspirational and didn't quite get there, correct?  Like kind of a circle in the same way that the Expo Line in Vancouver, BC is also a circle, crossing over and then many stops later, terminating at UBC?
 
2022-03-22 4:35:55 PM  

Baloo Uriza: Gubbo: buserror: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Warthog: Mornington Crescent in two.

The Crossrail Expansion rules have not been approved yet.  The Mornington Crescent Executive Rules Committee is meeting next Thursday to approve the interim report of the subcommittee as to the color of the rulebook cover.  They're recommending beige.  Until such time, you'll have to play by the 20014 Rule Book.

That's a lot of trips around the Circle Line waiting for 20014.

The Circle line is no longer a circle.

Correct me if I'm wrong but the name was always aspirational and didn't quite get there, correct?  Like kind of a circle in the same way that the Expo Line in Vancouver, BC is also a circle, crossing over and then many stops later, terminating at UBC?


I think it used to be an unbroken loop. I haven't been to London in, 14 years or so, but I remember it being a loop.

And it was (bless you BBC)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/london/pdf/tube_map2010.pdf
 
2022-03-22 5:11:57 PM  

Only You Can See This: Ironic that it stops in Slough (Sluh-OW for non-Brits)


What is Sluh-OW? Slough rhymes with plough. (Plow for North Americans)
 
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