My New Job (Was: Social Thurs 8 Jan 2009)
abuse at cabal.org.uk
Mon Jan 5 14:13:15 GMT 2009
On 5 Jan 2009, at 13:53, David Dorward wrote:
> Peter Corlett wrote:
>> I *strongly* suggest you look for a different route. TfL's route
>> planner comes up with sensible routings once you disable busses.
>> (When enabled, it seems to prefer to route people via bus where
>> possible, presumably for traffic engineering or revenue
>> maximisation reasons.)
> The alternatives would be, IIRC, to take the N. Line to TCR then
> change to the central line, or to take the Jubilee from Waterloo and
> get to the central line from there. (Target: Notting Hill Gate).
The Central Line is by far the most reliable of the three lines that
pass through Notting Hill Gate, running every 3-4 minutes. The Circle
is allegedly every 8, but it's the one to break first when they're
short on trains or drivers and a 15 minute wait is not unusual.
It really is best to assume that the Circle Line does not exist when
planning a route, and just catch it opportunistically if you happen to
be wanting a District or Hammersmith and City line service and a
Circle shows up instead.
Also note that from Waterloo, you first have to cross the River to get
to the Circle Line, which means the Northern or Jubilee anyway, so
once you're on it you might as well stay on until you hit the Central
I *think* that Jubilee to Bond Street and change to Central would be
the best routing, but I'd also give the Northern to TCR a spin too.
(Also note that you can buy chocolate-coated coffee beans in Bond
Street station which is a good tie-breaker.)
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