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    Why is Fenchurch Street numbered "backwards" and other examples

    seems like there are far more exceptions than I thought...is it a free-for-all in mainland Europe as well? I think Gare du Nord and Roma Termini are numbered left to right but I never thought to keep track (lol) of it
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    Why is Fenchurch Street numbered "backwards" and other examples

    Generally, if you're standing at a *Terminus* facing the platforms from the concourse platform 1 is on your left and the highest numbered platform is on your right. First question is why are the Fenchurch Street platforms numbered in reverse then? Second question is are there many other...
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    Thameslink late night stop at City Thameslink

    To confirm neither Selhurst or CT were listed as calling points by the train itself or on the platforms, just they both were on RTT. Selhurst was listed as "staffing" (or similar) on RTT but CT said nothing. My mistake was to assume that a traction change would not be listed on RTT as a calling...
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    Thameslink late night stop at City Thameslink

    I thought the Thameslink trains could do the traction changeover on the fly these days and didn't need to stop anywhere which is why I'd dismissed this idea... But yes it is correct that in normal stopping patterns northbound trains swap at CT and southbound at Farringdon.
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    Thameslink late night stop at City Thameslink

    Hi, I'm currently on a late night service from Gatwick, the train unexpectedly stopped at Selhurst which I suggested was a staff stop since the depot was there and RTT seems to back that up. However I also see that it's due to stop at City Thameslink, does anyone know why that might be...
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    Crossrail - operating discussion and opening day 24th May

    So this has lost me, there was a validator before but it couldn't be used for people exiting the Elizabeth line? (or is it just the case it was in a different place so people from the Elizabeth line missed it?)
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    Crossrail - operating discussion and opening day 24th May

    I was at Canary Wharf very briefly yesterday and noticed Poplar was signposted from the Crossrail station. Is that link up and running then? or are you sent on a different route?
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    Crossrail - Through Running confirmed for November

    Yeah it's another long crappy connection to both lines at Bond Street. The Jubilee and Central and kind of together and the Elizabeth line is separate and further south. I know it was designed this way but it's still a bit disappointing to me. The only good connection in the whole of central...
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    Crossrail - Through Running confirmed for November

    OK fair enough, perhaps the increase to 9 car is supposed to offset the reduction as 9*10 is more than 12*7 pre-covid (although I accept that's less than the current 12*mostly 9)
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    Crossrail - Through Running confirmed for November

    Agreed, but didn't (some) trains always start from Gidea Park in the peak?
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    Crossrail - Through Running confirmed for November

    Admittedly not a full timetable but from RTT (Gidea Park)
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    Crossrail - Through Running confirmed for November

    I checked the timetable in November for the Shenfield branch between 8 and 9am and there's 12 tph, 11 running through and 1 terminating at Liv Street High Level. They are also 9 cars(?) vs 7 before Tough to know what to do about it but I definitely don't think Monday and Friday demand is at...
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    Crossrail - Through Running confirmed for November

    Seems like a quite a long time, what's the interchange with the Jubilee line like? How does the interchange with the Central compare to TCR? I'll be there this evening can't wait
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    Crossrail - Through Running confirmed for November

    I think from memory from some of the other Crossrail threads they couldn't run 24 without the auto-reverse at Paddington working properly Also is this the place to discuss Bond Street or is there another thread for that?
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    Season tickets on Oyster

    Fully agree with this, I just switched from c2c smartcard to Oyster for this exact reason
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    Trivia: The worst/most confusing stations to change trains at

    Agree with Stratford, they brought out new maps to help but these had (in my opinion) a terrible design so not sure they would have helped much. Good luck finding platform 10a. London Bridge before the new concourse was fully opened was dreadful time-wise (going from say tube to NR), tho I...
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    Season tickets on Oyster

    Albeit about 2 weeks (no exaggeration, it was sent out 10 days later and took 3 to arrive) after your travelcard starts (not even when you make the order), if my experience is a good guide to the future.
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    Zone 3 (Tooting Bec or Balham) to St Albans with "milling around in London" - Cheapest ticket(s)

    I think he meant outside of stations within the travelcard area, but to your point yes this isn't necessary she's within walking distance
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    Zone 3 (Tooting Bec or Balham) to St Albans with "milling around in London" - Cheapest ticket(s)

    Ya the time wasted from a) getting a slow train and b) waiting for the next slow train was deemed intolerable
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    Zone 3 (Tooting Bec or Balham) to St Albans with "milling around in London" - Cheapest ticket(s)

    Yeah so it still looks like a z1-6 paper travelcard + Elstree extension looks like best bet on weekdays. That's £9.50 + £3.65 Vs the alternative z1-3 cap £5.95 + £8.35 West Hampstead to St Albans. At the weekend, the Super off peak St Albans to Z1-6 at £9.80 is best Vs £5.95 z1-3 + £6 West...

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