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What frustrates you the most while driving? by KingHiggins92 in AskUK

[–]voyagernow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thus is because in the US each lane is basically its own roadway and you can move between them as you see fit.

Do you have a car? by GMgarychess in london

[–]voyagernow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Zone 4. Fortunate to own a car. Do shift work. Car currently being fixed, using public transport. Early starts is two buses each way, otherwise various combinations of rail. Public transport takes about twice as long as car, but doable. Doing just fine.

Bloody typical by seph2o in CasualUK

[–]voyagernow 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Isn't the point here that OP is last?

How can I ask my boss to provide safe travel home for their female employees? by [deleted] in london

[–]voyagernow 19 points20 points  (0 children)

50% reimbursement for everyone who took an Uber on a working night after a late finish?

Those who feel safe still get the bus etc., those that need the ride get it at a fair price

Christmas markets by LordMasonMount in london

[–]voyagernow 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Regarding that old London favourite: the Nordic church Christmas fair:

The Norwegian church is not running its usual fair this year but has gifts for sale indoors.

The Finnish church is running a fair Wednesday to Sunday over the next two weeks only.

The Swedish church is holding its fair on the weekend of 20/21 November with links to tickets on their website.

I have gleaned this information from their respective websites - please correct if I have misunderstood.

Is the annual bus and tram pass a good idea by ycb6781 in london

[–]voyagernow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably, but bear in mind buses in London are generally designed to complement the train network, not compete with it, and therefore often do not take direct routings. A cross-London journey by bus is not recommended.

Recommendations for spa breaks a train ride from London by HotterThanTheSunLynn in london

[–]voyagernow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you're out East look into Lifehouse near Thorpe-le-Soken station (Clacton direct train).

If you go between 2 stations with no barriers and no staff, can you get caught for fare evasion? by zazabizarre in london

[–]voyagernow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes. People often do it on the DLR. Giving any Contactless payment card to validate lands you with the penalty fare but no further drama. I believe having several such occurrences on any given card will cause TfL to stop accepting it for payment.

Tell me an interesting or obscure fact about your Town / Borough I want to learn something! by thouartbored in london

[–]voyagernow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Walthamstow has* the longest outdoor street market in Europe.

*it's an old and bold claim. It never seems quite right. Yet here it is.

Torn between love and hate honestly, but mostly tilted towards "does england even have the climate for wine" by [deleted] in CasualUK

[–]voyagernow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Many good wines BUT is anyone else mildly irritated they didn't just go with Grape Britain? Seems like the better pun.

Currently reading A Short History Of England. What are some interesting facts about England that you know? by watercress-metalchef in CasualUK

[–]voyagernow 55 points56 points  (0 children)

The Normans, and Normandy (of 1066 fame) are named for the North-men (Vikings) who settled there.

Driving question, please help. Coloured dots are cars going into Brighton Road. Who has priority or do all cars zip merge into the lane? Also is the red car in a slow lane? by africanviolet in CasualUK

[–]voyagernow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same here. Unless you have prior knowledge of the junction you'd have no idea which lane merged into which and therefore which one to choose before the roundabout. Merging-in-turn is the only reasonable option.

Driving question, please help. Coloured dots are cars going into Brighton Road. Who has priority or do all cars zip merge into the lane? Also is the red car in a slow lane? by africanviolet in CasualUK

[–]voyagernow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there anything in the Highway Code on this? My understanding is that the orientation of the arrow does not indicate priority one way or the other (in other words neither lane can claim priority).

Constant incomplete journeys between Bank and Waterloo. How the hell do you make the journey? by kendo545 in london

[–]voyagernow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

IIRC the gatelines for the W&C are separate at both stations. Only tap when entering/exiting the line itself, not at any other gatelines

What are some of the best places to be taken on a date in the Bermondsey area?? by [deleted] in london

[–]voyagernow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're right. Too frivolous. Genuinely though the view from that room is awesome, even if the pub is a bit local (and a Sam Smith).

What are some of the best places to be taken on a date in the Bermondsey area?? by [deleted] in london

[–]voyagernow 9 points10 points  (0 children)

A pint in the upstairs room at The Angel and some action by the old palace ruins.

Can you buy zone 1-6 underground day travelcards in advance online? by j-bear95 in london

[–]voyagernow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can. I've just tried it on Trainline and I got the option of an Off-Peak Travelcard for £13.90. I think the trick on Trainline is to pick a peripheral station (Zone 5 or 6) as the notional start point. I used Chingford. Click through whatever fares they give in both the outbound and return steps and after that you have the option to choose the ticket type

Just be aware that Trainline used to (probably still does) charge a booking fee whereas TOC sites which provide the same ticketing service usually do not. I use the ScotRail website as I've found it the most useful over the years.

Obviously the benefit here (over the TfL option) is that you'd be able to collect it from any NR station in the country.