Brixton news, rumours and general chat - March 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 1, 2018.

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  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The traffic to Brixton tube has increased enormously which isn't surprising given all the new housing developments and the promotion of the place as a 'destination' venue.

     
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  2. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    The reason was that one of the two down escalators was not working.
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And, of course, the lift, which is out of action for months.
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  5. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I'm sure that you are aware but isn't there an amazing amount of traffic going into the station in the morning. I've been in the area for 20 years and it never ceases to fascinate me how's it's grown. It sometimes reminds me of The Walking Dead. I am also compelled to bore strangers rigid on the route to my Dad's about how I'd always get a seat after Notting Hill Gate but no more. Standing all the way now.
     
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  6. editor

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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yep. The traffic at Brixton tube has risen massively and it's still growing.
     
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  8. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Yeah I know it's bad quite often. Most of the time I'm cycling though and that's one mode of transport that has got a lot better in 20 years.

    (Interestingly it seems that number of tube journeys is set to fall though)
     
  9. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Me too, the cycling I mean, which makes the crowds even more jaw dropping when experienced. As I don't have a car, I had no idea that everywhere seems to be only 20-30 minutes away on a bike. I used to take complex bus routes for places that have turned out to be quite close by. Anyway.
     
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  10. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I have managed to cut out Brixton tube from my day to day life, and now go via Tulse Hill station to work. I feel significantly better every morning, and less stressed every evening, knowing I don't have to face that anymore.
     
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Up by nearly a quarter in recent times!

    See how busy Brixton tube station is with the interactive Tube Heartbeat map
     
  12. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I've managed to cut out stations every morning. It's heaven. I used to travel regularly from Herne Hill and Loughborough Junction stations. I noticed an increase in morning elbow action about 10-15 years ago and in increase to all out bundling and pushing about 5 years ago. You are lucky travelling from just that little bit further out.
     
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  13. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I go to London Bridge and get a seat every morning. The Thameslink is a nightmare though. Once you reach Herne Hill it's lots of posh voices giving it 'can you move down please, there are people here who need to get to work' bollocks....
     
  14. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid that you don't understand. They must get on the train. Must.
    Ha ha ha.
     
  15. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Its the people stopping to take photos and post them on twitter that annoys me..
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Mayhem!

     
  17. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Fuck 'em.
     
  18. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Need more express busses - ones that say start in Streatham and only do a couple of stops before getting into central London
     
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  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    How will an 'express bus' get up to speed through the hugely congested (and polluted) Brixton Road. Or, to pot it another way, where will the other traffic go?
     
  20. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    The X buses are the best!
     
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  21. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Saw those in passing but not close enough to read - what were they about?
     
  22. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

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  23. kikiscrumbles

    kikiscrumbles Well-Known Member

    this is obviously a random and selfish post but - I've just been out to the 24hr shop opposite the Pictures - no longer serving after 2am. Where the feck can an honest lass go these nights for an honest sup?
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Offy on Coldharbour Lane (opp barrier Block) should be open now.
     
  25. kikiscrumbles

    kikiscrumbles Well-Known Member

    thanks so much Ed. I'd be too anxious to go there alone but if you'd meet me by the Ritz I'd also buy you a 4 pack? [It's been a hard day and only strong liquor can help...]
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I normally would but I've been up all night writing so I'm about to crash out - sorry. Coldharbour is pretty safe these days anyway. It's all bloody young professionals and hipster twats.

    I just looked out of the window and it's definitely open and it's always served me booze late at night.
     
  27. kikiscrumbles

    kikiscrumbles Well-Known Member

    you're very kind - thanks so much for your help kx I hope you get some decent kip
     
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  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's something a little different from one of the Fat White's:

     
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  29. kikiscrumbles

    kikiscrumbles Well-Known Member

    bloody 'ell Ed! did you make that? Its'... well, bay-ond as me owl Auntie Aoife used to tell us... astonishing work
     
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm but a mere admirer!
     
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