Stations And Frustrations

Sunday, July 19, 2015 admin 0

Basildon Lib Dem Ben Williams is a big fan of the engineering wonder that is the London Underground. But he doesn’t like the way it treats its passengers: I’ve always wanted to be in awe of the London Underground, with its complex network of services and its myriad stations that […]

125 Years Of The Railway To Rayleigh

Saturday, July 4, 2015 admin 1

This month Rayleigh Through The Looking Glass has a feature on the 125th anniversary of the railway coming to Rayleigh. There’s been a special competition for primary school children to design a mural or poster…

Railway Work

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 admin 2

Network Rail have been sending out a letter to ‘lineside neighbours’ about upcoming railway works in Rayleigh. They will be carrying out improvement works between Southend and Shenfield from 13 June and lasting until 2019. Presumably each individual bit of track will be undergoing works only once during the four […]

What Do You Think of Regal?

Sunday, May 31, 2015 admin 3

Do you – or someone else in your family – ever use Regal buses? If so, we’d like to hear your views on their quality of service. Do they provide a good service – or are they unreliable?

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Rayleigh Railway Anniversary

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 admin 0

From Rayleigh Through The Looking Glass:   3rd October 2014 – Rayleigh Railway Station 125th Anniversary At 1.30pm on Friday 3rd October we will be involved in a short ceremony  to mark the 125th anniversary of the railway coming to Rayleigh. There will also be a small photographic exhibition on […]

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Michael Hoy Starts Campaign Against School Bus Ruling

Saturday, September 27, 2014 admin 3

Councillor Michael Hoy writes here about a new County Council policy: “With effect from September 2015 Essex County Council have changed the policy on Home to School Transport for new pupils meaning parents or carers will have to pay themselves if their children go to Sweyne-Park School even though they may […]

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Bus Stop Stays Where It Is !

Thursday, June 26, 2014 admin 0

It was agreed today at the Local Highways Panel that the bus stop in Hullbridge Road will stay where it is. A sensible decision at last on this.

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County Highways Recommend Bus Stop Stays Where It Is !

Sunday, June 22, 2014 admin 1

We have the Local Highways Panel next Thursday, and County Highways officers are now recommending that the bus stop opposite Hambro Parade stays where it is! As we reported last October most councillors on the panel – Conservative and UKIP, as it happens – had voted to move it down […]

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Secrets Of The Piccadilly Line

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 admin 0

How to tell what Piccadilly Line Station you are on even if you can’t read, how to make concrete attractive, plus gnomes , tilework and a failed spiral escalator…

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Secrets Of The Central Line

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 admin 0

Lots of quirky facts about the Central Line, including a secure Bank of England building, pretty Gants Hill, Alfred Hitchcock, and an underground munitions factory… Hat-tip: Liberal England