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Foresthillbillie


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01-12-2010 07:44 AM
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andrewr


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Post: #2
01-12-2010 07:47 AM

Definitely the wrong sort of snow thenThumbdownThumbdown

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roz


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Post: #3
01-12-2010 07:49 AM

Morning.

I think everything is suspended today. Is this one of those lets go sliding down Horniman Drive on a tea tray days?

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Gabriella


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Post: #4
01-12-2010 07:51 AM

Thanks for posting the info. Do you know if the trains are going?

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Foresthillbillie


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01-12-2010 07:55 AM

Just got on a London Bridge train, busy but not too packed

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Gabriella


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Post: #6
01-12-2010 08:12 AM

Thanks, very helpful.

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michael


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Post: #7
01-12-2010 08:35 AM

There were a lot of cancellations on Southern this morning. I got the 7:20 at 7:30 from Forest Hill which left people standing on the platform at HOP and other stations.
London Bridge boards are virtually blank with very few trains running on South Eastern or Southern.
Trains are best avoided today if possible.

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mgmonkey


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Post: #8
01-12-2010 09:22 AM

Currently no stopping trains between London Bridge. People heading south are being told to go to London Bridge for fast trains if heading to Croydon.
Makes sense I suppose so to get the more trains stopping to bring people into town.

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mgmonkey


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01-12-2010 09:25 AM

"Between London Bridge *& Croydon*.

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rbmartin


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01-12-2010 10:56 AM

Got to FH at 9.15, a whole list of cancellations on the board, however a train arrived at 9.22 to London Bridge which was already packed. Crushed like sardines all the way, with passengers at HOP, Brockley and New Cross Gate asking people to move down.

Got to LB, no trains to Charing Cross, so off on the Jubilee and Northern to Charing Cross. Only 15 mins late for work.

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rbmartin


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01-12-2010 10:59 AM

As of 11am. ELL is now running in three sections with severe delays.

Dalston to New Cross
New Cross Gate to West Croydon
Dalston to Crystal Palace.

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Elizabeth25


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01-12-2010 12:53 PM
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michael


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01-12-2010 01:45 PM

Third rails are much cheaper to install and more energy efficient (especially on Southern which were some of the first to use braking to put power back into the system). Third rails are not so often used in rural areas because of the problems with people at level crossings or large animals getting onto the line.

However, overhead power lines do break (usually due to high winds and sometime build up of ice) and the time taken to get trains running again can be much longer. But it is apparently the system used in Scandinavia for most trains because it is more robust in snow and cold weather.

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squashst


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Post: #14
01-12-2010 02:41 PM

The TfL is still showing Overground as severe delays and talking about 30 min service to each of West Croydon and Crystal Palace (so possibly 4 trains/ph through to Honor Oak / Forest Hill).

An alternative is the DLR (which at 11:30am was sending trains Lewisham to Bank every 10 mins), though that gives a P4/122 bus to HOP/FHill

Either way - leave in good time!

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


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01-12-2010 03:23 PM

On cue a colleague has just complained that all his trains home are cancelled (on C2C) ... because of a broken overhead power line

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Satchers


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01-12-2010 04:16 PM

Do leave in good time. I went the Jubilee Line/DLR route to Lewisham last night and buses were fairly hard to come by to do the last bit of the journey and then had a tendency to terminate for no apparent reason....

Can anyone report how or if trains are going from London Bridge to Forest Hill?

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CBRoad


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01-12-2010 04:17 PM

Iíve just donít the journey from Canada Water to HOP on the Overground. No problems at all. Good luck getting home everyone

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Belle


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Post: #18
01-12-2010 04:32 PM

Last night I arrived at London Bridge at 10.30pm. All the trains were cancelled or running with severe delays that they could not give a timescale for. The queue for a cab was frightening and the buses were completely overcrowded. Having heard that the overground was running a limited service to Sydenham, we headed to the overground. When we got there it was clear it was running with severe delays. After an hour, when we finally got on a train at Canada Water, they said it would be terminating at New Cross. I got the bus from there and arrived into Forest Hill at 1pm. Two and a half hours later. Fortunately I was with someone but it was hell! Thankfully I have brought the car into work as I cannot face a repeat performance and it seems to be even colder tonight. Avoid public transport if you are fortunate enough to be able to because it's no fun out there!

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nevermodern


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01-12-2010 06:58 PM

I tend to get the 185 bus to Oval, then tube. Seems to be more reliable than the trains during snow/a cold snap.

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rbmartin


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Post: #20
01-12-2010 07:16 PM

I got the 176 back tonight. Didn't fancy risking it back on the train.

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