Sounds about right. I didn't know the area very well in those days - I just remember trying to navigate my way through the confusing tunnels trying to get from Aldgate to Brick Lane!Aldgate Bars?
Don't be too sorry; it's quite a nice earworm as earworms go.Sorry about that! Such an evocative sound though, I wonder if there's a recording of it anywhere?
The issue with the 67 stock wasn’t so much overshooting the platform but as ever the need to align accurately with the OPO mirrors/monitors, which in some cases required a very accurate stop to allow the driver to obtain the required view. The 67 stock setup of ATO combined with their course braking system simply wasn’t perfect enough to always achieve this unaided.I did like the 1992 stock in NSE livery on the W&C, I do miss that it looked rather smart IMO.
Another one, not a sight as such, was the emergency brake being applied sometimes on the Victoria Line 1967TS when the ATO would nearly overshoot the platform (I believe? Not sure how it happened but wasn't at every stop, the times I went on it, it would happen now and again at at least one stop)
London Bridge, now quicker to go via Waterloo and the Jubilee Line?A little leftover thing that I always notice - at Piccadilly Circus, there are signs advising on "How to get to British Rail stations". I'm pretty sure that at least one of the suggested routes is now superseded by something quicker, but annoyingly I can't remember!
Given the incredibly lengthy interchange between the Jubilee and anything else at Waterloo, I'm not sure. I'd still stay on the southbound Bakerloo to E&C and nip up the stairs (being in the right Bakerloo carriage of course) to the northbound Northern there.London Bridge, now quicker to go via Waterloo and the Jubilee Line?
Not so fond memories of the Northern line trying to catch a Barnet train, many times the platform indicator would show "Barnet" then change at the last minute.Racing between the platforms at Camden Town because you didn't know (in one direction) which branch the train you wanted derived from. This lasted into the early 1970s.
This incident does not fall within the scope of the Raib as it does not concern the operation of trains, or the infrastructure which facilitates the operation of trains. HMRI (ORR’s safety arm) however are investigating the incident.Will we see an RAIB report on that, or is it outside their purview?
Does that mean travelling on the Bakerloo/Jubilee line tracks, or calling at the (now mostly-defunct) Willesden Green and Neasden platforms? I only thought that peak-hour Met journeys to/from Uxbridge did this until 1940/41.Met services calling all stations Finchley Rd to Wembley Park Sunday mornings.
At least topologically, even if not geometrically....
A circle line that was a circle.
And even ditto the Evening News; and, once, the Star, in the days of 3 competing evening papers in London...
A single copy of the Evening Standard left behind, comparatively neatly, and someone keenly nabbing it for the journey.
What were these? Or do you mean Waterloo and City line trains when they were run by BR, green and then repainted in blue before NSE colour scheme?Weird looking trains in blue, and green.
Surely this still happens, happened to me last time I went on a tube which was February! Except in the old days it was the guards closing the doors.Drivers closing doors on the heads of those who are too slow.
Being cheekily pedantic, you can still alight from a Circle/Hammersmith and City line train and get to the concourse in 3 minutes. It's just that you have a 10 minute walk down the concourse to get to the platform, unless you are using Eurostar.Ability to alight for the mainline at St Pancras and emerge on the concourse in 3 minutes. No map or walking boots needed.