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Croydon Canal to be Reinstated after 200 years
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michael


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01-04-2016 06:29 AM

The Forest Hill Society have been working hard since last April on a great scheme to replace the existing railway line with the old canal as a step towards a speedier and more reliable commuter service.



More details at bit.ly/1pOIOhO



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robin orton


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01-04-2016 08:10 AM

Great news. I assume I shall be able to use my Freedom Pass? Will there be step-free access to the Overground at New Cross Gate?

Well done, the FH Society!

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Sherwood


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01-04-2016 08:48 AM

Oh Good! Perhaps we can rival Venice with gondolas on the canal.

And we won't need to worry about leaves on the line!

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Londondrz


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01-04-2016 09:08 AM

Southern will no doubt be able to use that old chestnut, "frozen water on the canal" as an excuse for delays. Or their other favourite "Lock problems are causing delays". I cant wait.

Still, if they have decent windows at least we can fish out of the when we get inevitable delays.

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P1971


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01-04-2016 09:16 AM

Nice one FH Soc Thumbsup

This looks great!

Does this mean we can paddle up the line in rubber boats anytime the trains are not in service LaughLaughLaugh

Please say yes because this would be so much fun :-)

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P1971


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01-04-2016 11:16 AM

Michael, this better not be an April fools joke!

If it is beware!!!

I've got lots of silly string & a Nerf gun you know Rofl

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Shiro


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01-04-2016 04:01 PM

I have spoken with the cab office next to the station and they have confirmed that they will now be scrapping their fleet of cars and replacing them with gondolas.

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robin orton


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01-04-2016 04:07 PM

It's after midday, you know.

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P1971


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01-04-2016 08:42 PM

Gotta admit I fell for this when I first saw it for a few minutes & got super excited, best April fools joke I came across today LaughLaughLaugh

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Tinkerbell


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01-04-2016 09:44 PM

Quick, let's get those gondolas crowd funded before Boris makes it into a paddle super highway.

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