November 12th, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/11/12 16:53:00 - Tidying
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I've just filled in the lost SMS posts from the period away.

As well as travelling on a 49 year old bus, I saw another stalwart of London's transport system at Victoria -- the slam-door train (visible in distance on photo). These are slowly being phased out "for health and safety reasons", which I think many commuters will see as a backwards step; certainly I'd rather be in a new slam-door style train than a more modern EMU.
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Entry Tags: life 2004, photos, public transport

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userinfo fluffymormegil
2004/11/12 09:16:47
Possibly. But, the existing SD stock is only usable under a grandfather clause; it fails current structural integrity standards by a far from trivial margin.
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userinfo the_aviator
2004/11/16 11:21:46
Yes, I travel on those fairly frequently on the London-Brighton line. Speaking to the conductor one night, I was told that they are very popular with the crews since they never break down - unlike the modern ones.
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