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by jgurney
17 Oct 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners

Seems like the govt wants tfl to remove free transport for the 60+ incl pensioners in London as a condition of more bail out money https://news.sky.com/story/government-offers-transport-for-london-further-1631bn-bailout-12105037? .... There is a problem with the proposal. At the moment any one in E...
by jgurney
17 Oct 2020, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners

But there is an anomaly. I can go to Dartford and back but people living there cant. Do you mean by train? The same applies to trains to Hampton Court and Thames Ditton - they are in Surrey, yet London pensioners passes are valid on them but Surrey ones are not. The worst complications around these...
by jgurney
17 Oct 2020, 3:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners

rjb wrote: ..only applies to residents within the M25. Pensioners from outside the M25 are only ..

Nothing to do with the M25. This applies to residents of Greater London. Several places inside the M25, such as Walton and Rickmansworth, are not part of Greater London.
by jgurney
29 Sep 2020, 7:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best route through London South to North
Replies: 38
Views: 983

Re: Best route through London South to North

mjr wrote: to Hammersmith bridge, over that and immediately left

Sadly Hammersmith Bridge is currently closed to all users as it needs urgent repairs.
It is part of my usual route to work, I am currently using Chiswick Bridge instead.
by jgurney
20 Sep 2020, 4:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 930

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

Which of these are you advocating: - that people with dogs should be able to let them run loose on all public highways? - that people with dogs should be required to keep them on leads in the presence of motorised traffic but able to let them run loose on those public highways where motor vehicles ...
by jgurney
20 Sep 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Low Traffic Neighbourhoods?
Replies: 28
Views: 832

Re: Low Traffic Neighbourhoods?

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c59f3f01ab5ff179fa34f054604d4f3dbb4dcf4e/103_94_3346_2479/master/3346.jpg?width=620&quality=45&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=2&s=8d4bec8313017bb22f5e2cce24426373 Does that imply that riden horses and horse-drawn vehicles are prohibited from that road?
by jgurney
20 Sep 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 930

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

Why is it dangerous for a dog to be off its lead? I'm genuinely interested as most dogs I meet are perfectly friendly and not violent. Where are these large open spaces you speak of? There's country parks of course but not everyone is within walking distance of them. If someone isn't a dog lover th...
by jgurney
20 Sep 2020, 12:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 930

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

Dogs off lead sympathiser here - it's their walk and they want to run about and have the freedom to stop and sniff and chase and socialise with their own kind. If cyclists want to ride fast then they can get on the road where they belong In what way are these 'shared paths' not roads or parts of ro...
by jgurney
16 Sep 2020, 7:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Breaking International Law
Replies: 184
Views: 3384

Re: Breaking International Law

roubaixtuesday wrote: He's either catastrophically incompetent, or an abject liar. There really isn't another option.

The two are not mutually exclusive.
by jgurney
12 Sep 2020, 12:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43813

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Foul Green, near Commondale railway station, in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.4817798,-0.9768381,3a,75y,204.84h,87.32t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sXkrSoQu6zZhFEokOotw8_w!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DXkrSoQu6zZhFEokOotw8_w%26output%3Dthumbnail%...
by jgurney
11 Sep 2020, 8:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43813

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Mike Sales wrote:North York Moors?

Yes, somewhere there.
by jgurney
9 Sep 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Train travel despair
Replies: 55
Views: 1793

Re: Train travel despair

Axel-Knutt makes an interesting comment about Hitachi trains. I use Hitachi (known as Javelins to me) a lot, from Strood Kent to the north coast of Kent and also to Kings Cross when I want to cycle to Euston & find there is plenty of space behind the drivers cab in the Bike Zone There are multi...
by jgurney
8 Sep 2020, 10:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43813

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Oldjohnw wrote:Manifold Trail?

No, that is a working railway passing over the bridge, not a disused one.
by jgurney
8 Sep 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43813

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

pwa wrote: I did wonder if it might be somewhere on the Settle - Carlisle line.

Mike Sales wrote:North York Moors?

Oldjohnw wrote:Looks a bit Peak Districty to me.

It is in one of those.
by jgurney
4 Sep 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43813

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

... very few stations that only have pedestrian access in England (Berney Arms is one, but it isn't near there), and fewer still where that is across fields. The first obvious question is whether the rail line is part of the national railways or is a privately-owned line. I would assume the latter....