A Not So Warm Welcome Back from Greater Anglia!

Thursday, September 30, 2021 Editor 0

Just as we want people to return to the railways, we find Rayleigh station adorned with giant placards warning (threatening), to prosecute and fine. As a long-time commuter who has paid thousands per year, I have no love for fare dodgers, but I find these over-the-top warnings disconcerting. Imagine entering […]

MP Mark Francois Faces Huge Backlash Over Railway Closure

Sunday, May 26, 2019 Editor 0

Back in January 2019, MP Mark Francois, reported on his website that he’d had a meeting with the Chief Executive of Network Rail and he seemed fairly pleased that he’d reach some sort of deal with them over the line closure for the works needed to upgrade the overhead lines. […]

Eeny Meeny Miny Mo Which Public Service Is Next To Go?

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Editor 0

Just as we finish writing our last blog post about Tory austerity, it would appear Essex County Council has the bus services in its sights. Essex County Council are running a consultation which is set out in 3 parts and principally they are seeking a view on 3 areas.  1. […]

Number 3 Bus Service to Cease

Sunday, November 26, 2017 Editor 16

We’ve received multiple reports that the number 3 service is to be withdrawn from service at the end of this year. We are currently looking into what alternative will be made available as clearly this isn’t a good situation for anyone that relies on public transport to get ‘out and […]

Secrets Of The Northern Line …. and the Circle Line…

Thursday, August 27, 2015 admin 0

[youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvjqsM52CaE”] An archer, a miscounting, a widow”s wish and a plastic owl… [youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yYPNYPAhxw”] A cat memorial and a very thin house, plus some London Transport history!  

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?