Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    We've already got the max 2 cats registered at Blue cross and sod's law it was the other one who got really ill and had to go private
  2. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Oh that is bad luck. Hope your kitty is better now.
  3. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    Thanks, he's recovered well but still readjusting a bit
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  4. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    A friend of mine (Gill Manly Acoustic Blues Trio) is doing a free gig next Thursday evening at The Junction, up Loughborough Junction way.

    It's acoustic blues/spiritual and she's very good (she's done various nights at Ronnie Scott's). Come along. You'll enjoy it, I promise...
  5. Lee Japser

    Lee Japser Well-Known Member

  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Anyone know what this DIY looking billboard poster is about?

  7. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    its a competition for kids to design a new coat of arms to celebrate the the queen's 70th year of dominion
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Anyone got any sensible ideas?
  9. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    none. It's intriguing. I think that's the same spot where the homemake anti-KFC poster appeared a couple of months back ?
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yep. And it definitely looks home made too. WTF does a unicorn puking over a lion mean?!
  11. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Hmm. Just learnt that in the royal coat of arms the unicorn symbolises Scotland and the lion England. Could it be about the imminent 2nd ref ??
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  12. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Must be. The unicorn is on the right in the english coat of arms, but on the left in the scottish version.

    No idea why they went with lorem ipsum though.
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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  14. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Standard filler text - graphic designer joke I assume.
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  15. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I mean, why miss the opportunity for a latin pun/joke?
    Lorem ipsum is just lazy :(
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yes, that's the bit that baffled me. If they've gone to all that effort to produce the poster and get it posted up (no mean feat in itself) you'd think there'd be a killer punchline. And what relevance do the two flies at the bottom have?
  17. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    It might be saying that there's an unknown nothing coming soon where dieu et mon droit the divine right of the king thing was.
  18. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    saw it on a bus stop on Brixton Road as well
  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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  20. athletecured

    athletecured Well-Known Member


    Miraculously a bus stop on Brixton Road has had an ad up for several days!
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  21. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    There's a rather striking monochrome portrait/mural of a young man on Woolley House.
  22. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I see MPs Harriet Harman and Helen Hayes have written to Chris Grayling requesting the reopening of Camberwell Station

    MPs aim to get historic Camberwell Station back on track - Southwark News

    If I had the ear of Ms Hayes (which I don't) I would be advocating reinstating the Loughborough Junction platforms which connect with Peckham. This would be a local link to places like Lewisham as well as connecting with the Overground at Denmark Hill & Peckham.
  23. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I've looked into that and it seems there are genuine technical issues that make it very unlikely to be possible, sadly.

    It does look like the reopening of both camberwell and brixton east is being looked at relatively seriously now though.
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  24. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Come now, you know you can't just leave that dangling :D
  25. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Partly there's a question about the curvature - way too tight for modern "new platform" standards but also if you look on the aerial view you can see that the closed platforms are very short compared to the ones in use. Extending them would mean building out across a bridge and also possibly into land the railway doesn't own. Apparently the platforms were closed during electrification based on the difficulty of extending their length. Even if it were possible to extend them, you'd be encroaching into even tighter curvature and I would imagine it would be hard to argue they weren't "new platforms".

    So, I can't see it happening, sadly.

    Platforms at Camberwell serving the Denmark Hill trains but not the LJ trains would be ideal: some extra services available at the cost of a bit of an extra walk, without slowing down LJ services with an extra stop :thumbs:
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  26. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Thats just another station on the same route a little bit further from an existing station isnt it? Isn't it the interchange that's useful with joining up at LJ (or Brixton East with a walk to Brixton)?
  27. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Yes, opening Camberwell doesn't give much in the way of interchange options. But would give a bit more journey choice to LJ residents which is what is of course most important.

    Opening Brixton East would give a sort-of interchange between Wimbledon Loop Thameslink trains, and the Overground, by walking between Brixton East and LJ. A slightly shorter walk than that between LJ and Denmark Hill. Of course it would also give a sort-of interchange between the Overground and the tube at Brixton.

    You might be confusing opening the disused platforms at LJ with constructing new platforms at LJ on the high-level lines that cross over the end of the existing platforms.

    Opening the disused platforms at LJ would allow you to get on to Blackfriars services that you currently have to walk to Denmark Hill for (eg the ones to/from sevenoaks). It wouldn't let you get on to Overground services at LJ - for those you'd need to walk to or change at Denmark Hill.
    It wouldn't really offer any extra interchange possibilities (would just offer what you can currently do at Elephant)
    But I don't think this will ever happen.

    Constructing new platforms on the high level line over LJ would give access to the Overground services that you currently have to walk to Denmark Hill for. It wouldn't let you get on to the Blackfriars-Sevenoaks services at LJ - for those you'd need to walk to or change at Denmark Hill. This would provide extra interchange possibilities.
    But I don't think this will ever happen either (would be fairly major project requiring the re-alignment of heavily used mainline tracks and widening the viaduct).
  28. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Hmmm - I hadnt thought it through that much, I guess I thought that connecting LJ and DH makes getting to all the services at DH (overland more than the sevenoaks service) a bit easier but as you;ve written it out it's pretty marginal.

    I like the idea of Brixton East reopening.

    If the Camberwell station only has the DH-Blackfriars route I'm not sure it stacks up unless it's the only way to reduce overcrowding at DH.
  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  30. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I'm not actually sure what the proposal would be for Camberwell - whether just the denmark hill services would stop there, or just the wimbledon ones, or both. From an LJ point of view stopping the wimbledon ones there doesn't do any good because it would slow our journey times into town and add more passengers. On the other hand, stopping the DH ones wouldn't give us those problems but would give us an extra option for trains towards Blackfriars, say when the wimbledon services are screwed up. But actually, for much of the LJ area, Camberwell wouldn't be any quicker a walk than Denmark Hill is.

    A reopening of Brixton East seems to be the one to push for, to me.
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