Where are you on the transport network?

Discussion in 'transport' started by danny la rouge, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    IMG_1626.JPG I'm at Tebay service (southbound) on the M6.

    Traffic moderate. Weather fair but windy.

    These are my favourite motorway services. There's none anywhere in these islands to compare, in my view. (Though if we include A roads, the Ralia reststop on the A9 beats it for scenery and food).
     
  2. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat for the workers' breakfast

    it's a bank holiday weekend. i am avoiding the transport network. there is an absence of traffic in my front room, and i'm sure there is some weather out there.

    have fun.

    :p
     
  3. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    I've only just got dressed, so not aware whether there is any traffic going on outside either.
     
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  4. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    I'm picking up Mrs LR from a sudden visit to her mother (who is ill). I was planning to return tomorrow but am returning later today to avoid tomorrow's traffic.

    It's a 600 mile round trip. I'm hopped up on double espressos.
     
  5. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat for the workers' breakfast

    that's most inconsiderate of her, being ill at a bank holiday weekend...
     
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  6. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Cut off from the rest of the country as in order to bring us crossrail TFL have decided to shut down our perfectly good (in fact brilliant) railway for every fucking bank holiday weekend this year. :mad:
     
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  7. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

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  8. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    I'm a few feet away from where the signal box of upper Sydenham station used to be.

    Unfortunately the station was decommissioned In 1954 due to dwindling numbers that never recovered from the diminishing popularity of Crystal Palace as a tourist attraction, and the high level line of the South Estern and Chatham railway through this part of the world no longer exists.

    On the plus side, they wouldn't have built my estate if they hadn't closed the station, so...
     
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  9. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I'm having lunch at a cafe on the A107
     
  10. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown Well-Known Member

    Just passing Whittlesea on a Crosscountry train.
     
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  11. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I'm just pulling into Wakefield train station. It's a nice day, and I've been listening to lovely tunes for the journey. 20 mins left :cool:
     
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  12. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Just passed through Manchester Piccadilly - there are some trains in the station if that helps danny la rouge
     
  13. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    Getting a tram to Birmingham city centre
     

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  14. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    I'm on the Chiltern back from visiting mum for weekend.
     
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  15. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Knutsford now. Don't usually stop here but traffic getting heavy and fancied another coffee. Weather greyer.
     
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  16. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Stop off in Manchester and I'll take you on a pub crawl. :thumbs:
     
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  17. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    IMG_1627.JPG I'm in Tebay northbound now.
     
  18. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Turn around and head back to Manchester, so I can get you hammered and tie you to a lamppost in a compromising position. :mad:
     
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  19. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Used to stay in the hotel there years ago for work, lovely place.
     
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  20. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    Have a crack at M5 Gloucester

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  21. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    Another vote for tebay...

    Gloucester services are run by the same people who own tebay and it shows.

    The Services at Abington on the M74 used to be really good - the food was at tebay standard, and it has a Burger King for hurried eating - but the food has degraded to standard motorway services level...

    danny la rouge - massive big ups fella, I often do a similar trip (Worcester - Glasgow - Worcester) and I could never do up and back in one day. I regularly go up to Glasgow really early, spend the day and then drive down to Carlisle or Penrith and stay the night, but I'm shagged out by then...
     
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  22. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

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  23. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

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  24. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    I wasn't being sarcastic - I didn't know and then was genuinely excited :D
     
  25. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    The southbound side is better IMO (you can drive out by the hotel onto a local road and swap sides :thumbs:)

    I'm back home now, but I was parked here earlier (just to the left of this shot):


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    My car looked slightly out of place :D
     
  26. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    I'm home safely now. Return trip was good. Fine driving weather, good clear road most of the way.

    The teen has been drinking tequila and chopping garlic on the breadboard without washing it. But that's teens.
     
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  27. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    What were you doing, delivering sandwiches to Field Marshal Haig and his staff as they planned the next big offensive?
     
  28. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Would love to have done the first bit. I've never got hammered in Manchester before (though I have been hammered in Manchester, but the hammering was accomplished elsewhere).
     
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  29. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    Have you been buying things through likesfish's Amazon account? :hmm:
     
  30. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    It was before Amazon. But I can't furnish you with much of a story as most of the details are unavailable to me.
     

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