Sunday 9th December will mark the date on which the orbital passenger railway around inner London will be open for use. I have been looking forward to this event for many months as my London bolthole is very near Clapham Junction and the new line will enable me to get to East and North East London without travelling on the increasingly crowded tube or taking two or three buses. See here and here and various informative posts on London Reconnections such as this one. I just wish the new trains on that section of line had some transverse seats.
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