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    KX Thameslink countdown clock

    This morning I discovered that a large countdown clock has been installed on the wall opposite the gateline at KX Thameslink, which will supposedly count down the time to the last train leaving and hence the station closing (It was stuck at 0). The whole installation completely covers the mural...
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    New 365 Interior

    This morning I was pleased to discover that 365 507 has had an interior makeover. The seat moquette has been replaced with the same as used in the 319 refurbishment, which is mostly navy blue with a small amount of pink. The carpet is navy blue with very small pink speckles. The flooring in...
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    Opening date and name for Thameslink box?

    While digging around FCC's shiny new website I found this page, which appears to indicate that the new station under St Pancras will be branded "St Pancras International", and will open on Sunday 9 December 2007. King's Cross Thameslink will close on Saturday 8 December 2007. This could be a...
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    319 455 breathes fire at KCM

    As is normal on a weekday morning I was waiting for a train to City Thamelink at the southern end of platform 1 of King's Cross Thameslink. 319 455 pulled in, and as it went under the bridge at the Farringdon end of the plaform a fireball erupted under the bridge with a very loud bang. I'm...
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    Evacuation of King's Cross this morning

    This morning my train from Cambridge stopped between Copenhagen and Gasworks tunnels for about five minutes. This doesn't seem to be unusual in itself as it seems to end up in whatever platform is available. On entering the station the eerie silence was broken by a voice over the PA ordering...
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    Observations on the New York Subway

    I've been in New York for three weeks now, and have already covered somewhere around 1/3 of the subway system. Many things have struck me as different from LU. They are listed in no particular order below. There are express trains which skip several stops to get passengers around faster...
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    Hull Trains in Cambridge

    One of the results of the chaos caused by the fire at KX last week was Hull Trains services being diverted to Cambridge. I ended up with quite a few shots of a somewhat displaced looking Pioneer, some of the best of which are below. I'm looking for somewhere permanent to stick my photos...

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