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Entries Tagged as 'Transport'

Taxi for O’Leary!

October 6th, 2006 · 10 Comments · Life

I couldn’t believe some of the stuff in this article in today’s paper, and the bit next to it. Living in a town where the economy is pretty much dependent on the aviation industry, its interesting to read about how the business model for these economy airlines works, but isn’t it amazing what we will […]

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Blink and you will miss it

July 5th, 2006 · Comments Off on Blink and you will miss it · Technology, Work

My workplace was on the BBC London news on Monday evening. Last Thursday some cameras turned up and spent an amount of time filming. Not sure how long as I made sure I was out to lunch at the time, but they were shown around, had everything explained to them and they filmed people at […]

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Unicycle security

June 14th, 2006 · Comments Off on Unicycle security · Life

We are so used to seeing bicycles chained to lamp posts and railings everywhere that we almost do not notice them any more. But when you see a 3-metre unicycle chained to a lamp post you have to stop and look. I can’t see it catching on as a form of commuter transport though. There […]

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London Transport

June 12th, 2006 · Comments Off on London Transport · Life

I know just how Martin feels – thats why I try to avoid the tube generally, and especially during the summer, and stick to the mainline trains. Now that all the trains in my region have been replaced with air-conditioned carriages with tinted glass I can feel even more smug. This would be a good […]

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Fastway failure fame?

May 12th, 2006 · Comments Off on Fastway failure fame? · Technology

Today there was a visitor to this site who arrived from New Zealand by searching Google for fastway failure! Now I know that the Fastway bus service in Crawley has its critics, leading to the local nickname of ‘Farceway’ but I thought that was a purely local phenomenon. Or maybe they were just looking for […]

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Seeing the Sultan’s Elephant

May 7th, 2006 · 3 Comments · Life

I have been looking forward all week to seeing the Sultan’s Elephant up in London. It even overshadowed the elections in my mind a bit – lets face it there are elections every year but the chances of getting to see another 40-foot high, time-travelling mechanical elephant again are pretty slim. Jayne and I took […]

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Safer driving

April 4th, 2006 · Comments Off on Safer driving · Life

A report by the Transport Research Laboratory is suggesting that young drivers should have various restrictions placed on them in order to reduce fatal accidents (and non-fatal ones too I suppose). The restrictions include having new drivers not carrying passengers younger than 21 and not driving at night. Without reading the report itself, or the […]

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Missing the bus (route)

March 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off on Missing the bus (route) · Life, Politics

Someone is being bit useless. I do not know whether it is our county council or Southern railway, or a bit of both, but there are some new local information maps at Crawley station. These maps have the logos of Southern and West Sussex county council on them so I figure they are jointly responsible. […]

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Two things I did today

February 22nd, 2006 · Comments Off on Two things I did today · Life

1. Stood on the platform at Clapham Junction and watched two trains for Brighton arrive within 4 minutes of each other. Both were so crammed that the station must surely be thinking of hiring some of those people the Japanese metro has to push commuters into over-full carriages. These were immediately followed by a nearly-empty […]

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First time for everything

February 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on First time for everything · Life, Technology

Today we put our car (an 11-year-old Laguna) through its MOT and it passed. First time. I have never had a car pass the MOT first time. There is always something which needs replacing or adjusting or repairing, even if its just a blown indictor bulb or headlight alignment, although its just as likely to […]

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