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  • Well, looks like Haringey and Islington are doing something - handing out flyers under the bridge this evening saying what they’re doing and suggesting people donate to local charities or buy the big issue instead. Most of the rough sleepers appear …
  • They’re here... https://www.railplan2020.com/timetables Hopefully I’ve formatted that right?
  • It was cordoned off at 530 this morning. No word from the police but I overheard mention of a heat camera picking something up last night.
  • Islington are responsible for that section of road, based on the road traffic order, which also handily includes a contact name, all in the public domain here : https://www.islington.gov.uk//~/media/sharepoint-lists/public-records/transportandi…
  • Thinking more about the closure of Stroud Green Road under the bridges, do you think it'd be worth shutting the road to everyone apart from cyclists as an experiment for 3 months? There's no room for cyclists on the cycle path (as we all predicted b…
  • Bekim Ltd did mine as well, very good job and I'd recommend them on price and quality
  • Well done!
  • I think the first Class 700s will start operating on other routes within a few weeks, I don't think they start operating through Finsbury Park until late this year or early next year though
  • By December 2018, there should be full Thameslink services running from Finsbury Park, with the improved Moorgate service also operating by that point. However, they are working to a target of May 2018 to get at least some Thameslink services runnin…
  • As much as a pain it is, it's much cheaper to shut a line continuously for this kind of upgrade work, especially as getting access to some really awkward viaducts and bridges isn't easy in this bit of London and they have to turn the railway into a …
  • I wonder how they're going to cope with the football game on Sunday, especially after people have been drinking?
  • I hope they have a rethink about the station operation. The "normal" staircase at the south end of the platforms is more efficient at getting people out. Given TfL mucked up the pedestrian modelling of the pavement under Stroud Green Road (by not re…
  • Can back this up - I went there a couple of weeks ago for the first time in a while, as I didn't like the dentist who replaced Mr Shah. The dentist there now is very good, would definitely recommend her.
    in Dentist Comment by sg_mike July 2015
  • Same as Mirandola. I like the Park Tavern for a late night drink or before football games, I find it more welcoming than most other pubs in the area. Don't know why, think it's just a very rare WYSIWYG pub in the area these days.
  • Thanks Arcady. Looks like they've only done static pedestrian modelling on the basic width of the pavement, missing the basic problems that (a) people will also be walking in the other direction, and (b) most people will walk in the cycle lane to ge…
  • TfL hasn't covered itself in glory on this. They left it to Islington to consult on the changes to the underground station rather than the actual users of the Wells Terrace entrance who mostly come from LB Haringey by bus. Can anyone remember any po…
  • Nice idea from tfl, but increasing queues by that much will just increase car pollution and noise on Holloway Road and mean even more rat-running up Hornsey Road. Pretty poor of TfL not to point that out in their consultation material...
  • The licensing application in the window suggested it'll be open until midnight, is it planned to be more than a sandwich shop?
  • Chang - tell more about this Scarborough Road murder, was it recent?
  • Usually the other bus drivers on the route will get a message from the controller that another bus has terminated short and so you'll just get waved on if you say what happened. Or if you want to be safe you can ask for a transfer ticket. If I c…
  • Yeah, can join in for a bit. I can bring my massive hangover as well if you're short of players.
  • I've got a spare fork if anyone wants to borrow it for a couple of days?
  • They take paint at the recycling centre up near Tottenham Hale. I think you're supposed to book in before, but they seemed happy to take it when I dropped it off there about a year ago.
  • My iphone on 3 works one side of the house in Scarborough Road, but not the other side ...
    in 3 Comment by sg_mike May 2012
  • In answer the original question, you should be able to get on the mainline trains to Kings Cross which stop at platform 2, pretty much any time during the peak. The ones which run non-stop from Stevenage to Finsbury Park usually have a fair bit of s…
  • Went in there on Friday night with a mate from Crouch End who'd never been in there before. The main courses were badly overpriced for what they were. Fish and chips at £13 was taking the piss, and not that good quality at all. But friendly enough a…
  • There's a fair bit on the thameslink programme website . Two depots are being built, one at Hornsey, one at Three Bridges, so there isn't an immediate need to transfer stock between the two lines before they're connected, although they can fairly ea…
  • The new depot got planning approval. Finsbury Park doesn't get linked into Thameslink until Jan 2018, a small chance that it might be a bit earlier than that, but unlikely. A consultation on where the new services will go from Finsbury Park to will…
  • Very good coffee - they clearly make the stuff with care. Hopefully they can move to a bit of a bigger place soon, taking over the old bakery next to nandos would be ideal for them, they'd pick up custom very quickly. Especially if they open early f…
    in New cafe Comment by sg_mike January 2012
  • They're building a new tesco express store