JUST Because Of Driver Shortages - Really?
Then First took its bat away, dissolved the non-partnership and renumbered their bit at route 11 - to confuse people.
At the end of this month, the 11 on the north of the city is renumbered 1a, which is what it was in the first place.
The old 11 and 11a "terminated" at a very swish turning loop on Raeburn Road ...
For reasons that defy any common sense, the schedulers at First have decided to add a loop at the end of the 1a. It is a big loop and fbb will be trying to show it adequately on the timetables which will appear on GoTimetable Sheffield.
So the new 1a will disappear and the old 11 and 11a with return with a whelp of joy?
There are those who will suspect that the so-called "Partners" are using the Driver Shortage as an excuse to cut services by up to 30% and many will not return to their previous frequencies for the foreseeable future.
Surely these responsible organisations would not tell porky pies to their loyal public?
Coal Drops 3D Map
Now on display at Coal Drops Yard is the largest ever 3D model of London, commissioned by New London Architecture and sponsored by OS.
The model is 12.5m long and at a scale of 1:2000, featuring 19 boroughs, around 170,000 buildings, and covering over 80 square kilometers of Greater London. It extends from King’s Cross in the north to Peckham in the south, and the Royal Docks in the east to Old Oak Common in the west.
Since the above was written back in 2015, the area covered by the map has been progressively extended.
Looking at a previously viewed video, fbb spotted a few landmarks.
fbb spotted a prominent footy stadium ...
Then there was Hyde Park and Buck House ...
It would be good to speak time on the Coal Drops Yard to spot the various landmarks, and, for fbb, some of the transport links. There are, of course, some better pictures on line ...
Seaton Weather Report
The Monsoon had abated to a downpour by 2100.
Next Book Review blog and other stuff : Friday 22nd October