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Direct ELL trains to Highbury & Islington
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rbmartin


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Post: #41
25-02-2011 10:16 PM

You will no longer need to change at Dalston Junction for services to Richmond/Stratford. Just stay on train one more stop to Canonbury.

Highbury and Islington is great for the Victoria Line to Walthamstow Central or as an alternative to Kings Cross St Pancras without waiting 10 mins for a H&C train at Whitechapel.

There's also the National Rail First Capital Connect services from H&I (Mon/Fri except late evenings) which run to Moorgate, Old Street, Finsbury Park and up to Herts.

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michael


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Post: #42
28-02-2011 11:39 AM

Did the services start today? Has anybody been north of Dalston today?
Have the Islingtelligensia been filling our coffee shops and buying our cheap properties? Did Arsenal win the Carling Cup?

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rbmartin


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28-02-2011 11:56 AM

First thing this morning, trains were still only going as far as Dalston Junction.

NRE's live timetable for Forest Hill shows through services to H&1.

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/en/s/ldbboard/dep/FOH

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michael


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28-02-2011 12:24 PM

http://londonreconnections.blogspot.com/...d-for.html
First train was due to run at 9:55am

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mrcee


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Post: #45
28-02-2011 02:39 PM

Do we have to bring arsenal into every conversation today Crying

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junegapi


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Post: #46
28-02-2011 03:15 PM

Only when they lose games they should have won with ease. Maybe Wenger was as myopic as usual and saw only a 'brilliant' side lose unluckily. The old maxim that Goals Win Games is as true today as it ever has been.

But let's applaud TfL and Mayor Boris for opening the ELL to Highbury and Islington ahead of schedule. The walk from Dalston to D Kingsland is very dull.

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rbmartin


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Post: #47
28-02-2011 04:31 PM

The yellow departure totem board on Platform 1 uses two lines to show Highbury and Islington, which means you can't see what the train afterwards is unless you go to the ticket office monitor.

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blushingsnail


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Post: #48
28-02-2011 04:44 PM

I got an Overground train at about 09.25 this morning and it went all the way to H&I. Last week the TfL journey planner showed the first through train at around 09.38 so I was surprised the earlier trains were going past Dalston Junction.

Does anyone know what time you can get a seat on an Overground train from FH in the morning (if at all)? Even at 09.25 it was standing room only.

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rbmartin


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28-02-2011 05:07 PM

I was on the 0904 this morning and that train was only going to Dalston Junction. (and managed to get a seat)

My tip is to try and get the trains that start from Crystal Palace and then go to the front carriage which means waiting under the bridge where the lift is.

The West Croydon trains during the morning peak are normally full by the time they get here.

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blushingsnail


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28-02-2011 05:14 PM

Thanks, I'll try that tomorrow.

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squashst


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28-02-2011 05:41 PM

A long-winded way of getting a seat for at least part of the journey is to get train to New Cross Gate, walk the 5 minutes to New Cross, and then all the space on the ELL you could ever want is yours! Incidentally, if you have a season ticket, then in the evening you can get the ELL to New Cross, walk to New Cross Gate (taking in the views) and pick up the train / ELL.

I realise that this does give rise to the question as to what value the New Cross destination gives (think we all know the answer to that one).

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roz


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Post: #52
28-02-2011 06:30 PM

Arsenal lost a match?

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roz


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28-02-2011 06:33 PM
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rshdunlop


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28-02-2011 06:43 PM

Please can we not talk about the Arsenal? I had a very weepy ten year-old and a nearly as emotional 44 year-old wend their sad way back from Wembley last night.

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rbmartin


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28-02-2011 06:50 PM

New Cross/New Cross Gate is also is what as known as an OSI (out of station interchange) where if you're an Oyster PAYG customer, you won't get charged for two journeys using the two different stations.

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mrcee


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Post: #56
28-02-2011 06:50 PM

One more comment about arsenal and I will bring back the big issue thread!!!

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rshdunlop


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28-02-2011 07:01 PM

My lips are sealed, mrcee. That's a threat indeed!

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junegapi


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01-03-2011 09:39 AM

This is a risk, but bring on the thread!

We tend to shout 'We 'ate Tottenham' when there's nothing else going on, whoever the opponents are! Arsenal does not get a mention as that club wins nothing, unless the shout goes out 'you're going to win ****all' But it's only a game, rather tribal on occasions.

The OverGround round London, an M25 of trains as described by Mayor Boris, is much more interesting since the new link was opened.

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rbmartin


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02-03-2011 12:59 AM

If you're planning a night out in Islington or coming home from the Emirates, the final through train to FH from Highbury and Islington is at 11.35pm. There is another train at 12.10am which runs to New Cross Gate only which connects with the final Southern train from London Bridge.

Angel to London Bridge on the Northern line is the only real option after 11.35pm to be honest.

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03-03-2011 10:28 PM

I caught the 10.05pm train back from H&I to HOP last night and can thoroughly recommend the service. Journey time was just 32 minutes and avoided the tedious and time consuming changes at Kings Cross and London Bridge.

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