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Terminal 5, by the way, was a delightfully smooth experience last night, No problems at all.
So far so good! Transport in Town seems less busy than usual. I have to brave the wild west next week (Twickenham and Richmond). Looked pretty awful on the news this morning, anyone been out that way yet?
Yes, certainly less busy this morning.
Hyde park corner is rammed. Chang
The 91 bus this morning was fine until around Copenhagen St in the Caledonian Rd - and then it just sat. I got off fifteen minutes later, just past the canal (the driver had given up and was holding the doors open) and walked the rest of the way. But if you wanted to go further than Euston you would have been in trouble. That was about 10.00. The journey back around 5 was crowded but otherwise no problems. The only thing is damn Boris trilling out his jolly message every quarter of an hour ...
Victoria Line to Euston at 9.30am all fine ... Euston itself not busy ... return journey at 6pm quieter than normal on the station and on the train.
sadly the moral looks like avoid buses...
I took the 29 to Camden at about 9am - standard journey, 43 Bank to Islington 3.30pm - zipped along much more speedily than usual, 341 Islington to Strand 6pm - fast, 91Strand to home - speed of light! I'm enjoying the way Boris's message scares the living daylights out of people that haven't heard it before, lady in front of me almost jumped out of her skin today.
Very easy trip to Greenwich this am, dep c. 9.35am - Vic FP to KX, Northern KX to London Bridge, train to Greenwich all very smooth, no delays, and amazingly un-busy! Looks like many people are following the rather convoluted routes suggested by Locog/TFL, leaving the more straighforward routes very usable.
FP has been less congested than normal and coming back from the Excel centre last night was very straightforward.
My commute by tube has been enitrely uneventful so far (although I've used Tottenham Court Road rather than Holborn on the way home, due to the dire warnings of overcrowding at Holborn in the evenings).I was reading today that general tourist trade in central London is way down (possibly because of hotels overpricing themselves and pricing all the non-Olympic tourists out of the market) and that the West End is a ghost town.roy
It is. Trade is massively down, there really is no one around. No queues, no stress. If only I was organised enough to buy all my Christmas presents now...
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