Stations to get into London near M25!

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  1. mawallace

    mawallace Member

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    I would like some advice, please:-

    I would like to know which station would be good to park at if I was travelling into London

    i. From the South (a24 / m23) direction. - and aiming to get to St John's Wood!

    ii. Fro, the East / M11 / A12 - and aiming to get to Wembley
     
  2. bicbasher

    bicbasher Established Member

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    Epping LU springs to mind having one of the largest car parks in the Underground network from the M11/A12.

    From the south you may find some parking near Canada Water station. Surrey Quays Shopping Centre has four hours free parking, but if going for a day out, it's not useful.

    More at http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/station/canada-water-london/
     
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    306024 Established Member

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    Newbury Park has a big car park, providing it isn't full of Abellio Rail Replacement coaches, with easy access to M11 and A12.
     
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    Kings Langley is literally right underneath the M25 on the WCML, with a big car park. Useful for Wembley.
     
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    East, assuming you are a Norwich fan, i would suggest parking in Grantham ;) You could try and cut across to Bishops Stortford and not even go near the M25

    From the M23 why not Redhill

    Wembley from the north?

    Bail off the M1 at MK. You can always use the P&R at junction at Junction 14. The bus will take you to the station
     
  6. Antman

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    From the A24/M23 Coulsdon South, train to Victoria and tube to St Johns Wood
     
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    Or somewhat easier, train to London Bridge, and Jubilee line.
     
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    Yes that would involve only one tube rather than two but with the current situation at London Bridge.............probably six of one and half a dozen the other
     
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    Or 82 bus right outside Victoria Station to St John's Wood - empty bus, very frequent and the way I'd travel to Lords, the only reason to visit SJW.
     
  10. Bald Rick

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    What current situation at London Bridge?

    If you mean overcrowding, it has happened 3 times, the last time in early March (when Victoria was shut)

    If you mean punctuality, London Bridge has considerably better punctuality for Southern / GTR services than Victoria. This has been the case for months.
     
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    Just goes to show it's not only political parties like Labour and the LiberalDemocrats in a state of complete denial.:lol:
     
  12. Bald Rick

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    More like people would rather believe the Evening Standard / politicians than facts.
     
  13. Busaholic

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    Or the Transport Commissioner for London or the majority of the travellers on this forum whose own personal experiences shared on here are not reflected in your P.R. puffs. I've no doubt you do a wonderful job within the constraints imposed on you (and I'm saying that in all sincerity) and I admire you for sticking up for yourself and your colleagues, which I would do myself in your situation, but it's no good pretending everything has gone to plan or anywhere near it, or if it has you really do/did need a Plan B!

    Anyway, returning to the original thread, far better to make the straightforward journey to Victoria and have the choice of different routes to St Johns Wood than London Bridge and the much longer route on the Jubilee, being the only viable way from there. I'm 67, and if push came to shove I'd contemplate walking Victoria to SJW, but never from LB.
     
  14. Bald Rick

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    Off topic (apologies) but it isn't PR puff (unlike Mr Hendy's comments, which were carefully timed and appear to be politically motivated). It's fact. I'm at London Bridge every day and see it for myself. I see the detailed performance stats. I have the station CCTV on my iPad. If it was a problem, I'd be the first to say.

    Come along on a daily basis and see for yourself.
     
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    London Bridge isn't that busy on a Bank Holiday anyway.
     
  16. Busaholic

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    Thanks for the invitation, but no thanks. I never used London Bridge much myself in my decades of London commuting, other than the occasional switch from a Cannon Street train to a Charing Cross one. I have no doubt that a lot of things were exaggerated by the press, especially the ES, and some of those things are outside anyone's control, like suicides. My wife, though, did have at least a decade of using London Bridge (S.E. side) and in the NSE days had plenty of contact with Chris Green and his underlings. Only phone lines and personal appearances in those days, but my wife, at the hard end of PR herself, had professional admiration for the way Green handled himself and didn't try to shy away from problems.

    I suspect that if NR, Govia or whoever had a lot more like yourself at LB then it wouldn't have been such a PR disaster back in the winter.

    Having said I don't want to come to LB on a daily (or even monthly) basis, if I were to receive an invitation to visit the ops centre I should gratefully accept. I'm quite civilised really, and polite to a fault in the flesh. I'm also always receptive to people's opinions when truthfully given, and quite prepared to have my own changed.
     
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    I realise this reply may be a little out of date now but I headed down the M11 to Epping and got the tube to Wembley Park. Cost was £12 travelcard though its half price if you use a contactless debit card on the gate. Journey took just over an hour
     
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