Tag Archives: Richmond

Save Our Guards

23/8/14 Richmond – Norbiton – Kingston – Richmond All the significant National Rail stations have staff on duty. Sometimes this is only in the ticket office or during certain peak hours, or on many smaller stations, no staff at all. … Continue reading

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Take Two

23/8/14 Lincoln – Newark – Kings Cross – Earls Court – Richmond After yesterday’s disaster I ended up breaking the habit of a lifetime. I have no idea what made me do it, except perhaps sunspots or the weird phase … Continue reading

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Heading North

20/8/14 Richmond – Earls Court – Kings Cross – Newcastle One of the Dalai Lama’s principals for living is every year to go somewhere you haven’t been before. When he said this, I don’t think he had Newcastle in mind, … Continue reading

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Travel, NHS & feathered rats

15/8/14 Richmond – Norbiton – Kingston – Richmond Another short journey, this time on the local Kingston loop round to Norbiton. (Sometimes the only way to fight with the NHS is face-to-face). Although this station is unmanned, the guard was … Continue reading

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Beatboxing in the Sun

7/8/14 Richmond – Waterloo – return actual return Waterloo – Mortlake Lovely warm sunny day, and tickets to the Udderbelly festival on the South Bank means another SouthWest trains journey. The outward journey from Richmond to Waterloo at lunchtime was … Continue reading

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Guards make a difference.

26/7/14 Richmond – Willesden Jct – Euston – Return In November last year London Overground removed guards from all their trains. At the time I wrote to Peter Austin, MD of LOROL, and received a response assuring me that service … Continue reading

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Flexibility & Patience

24/7/14 Richmond – Clapham Jct – Denmark Hill – Taxi – Return Actual Return – Taxi – Vauxhall – Clapham Jct – Richmond I’m not always good at thoroughly planning ahead. I like to be spontaneous, and I’ve always got … Continue reading

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Long, Hot Summer

16/07/14 Richmond – Vauxhall – Return Come January when the wind is blowing and it’s dark by the middle of the afternoon I need someone to remind me of this entry reflecting on this long, glorious spell of hot days … Continue reading

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What would you pay?

15/7/14 Richmond – Chiswick I set off today to go to a meeting. Although the sun was out I was a bit short of time so phoned for a cab (private hire taxi). The journey was fine, certainly the driver … Continue reading

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How it should be

11/7/14 Richmond – Waterloo – Return A gentle and pleasurable evening out at Skylon Southbank Festival Hall. All the trains ran on time, there were staff to put my on the train and I was met promptly at my destination. … Continue reading

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