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Geeks’ Transport Tour

Saturday 24th February @ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Here is some information about next Saturday’s Geeks’ Transport Tour (of part of London) 2024.  This is a day for riding and observing London’s very new and established transport infrastructure with a bit of sight seeing on the way.  This year I have some new features on the London’s transport network for you to experience and a glimpse at the bright new future of high speed rail.   We will be going West and North West.

Meet in East Croydon station main ticket hall at 10.15am on Sat 24 February. 

If you are already “rail side” go to platform 1.   I plan to catch the 10.28 train to Victoria (but alighting at Clapham Junction).

We will venture as far as zone 5 on the other side of London using National Rail, London Overground, London Underground, TfL buses including Superloop plus shanks’s pony – in other words WALKING.   Say, up to a mile in one go and lesser distances here and there, almost entirely on “made” footpaths but there’s an optional short stretch of unmade / leaf mouldy / bit of mud path.  So decent walking footwear is good.

An oyster card or contactless payment card will be the ideal “ticket to ride”.   Just as a London freedom pass or such like is ideal for those that have them.  A reminder that TfL caps your daily fare so  you don’t pay than you should.

Out tour will take in the biggest single construction site in London (for HS2 “terminus” at Old Oak Common); a land mark church on a hill (optional); coffee break; lunch break; some television heritage; a reservoir; more than one new / up and coming “quarters”; a new Superloop bus service; passing unusual religious buildings and numerous trains and stations.  Oh and a brand new mainline railway station.  Blimey that sounds vaguely interesting.  But it is “geeky”.  Nevertheless participants of tours in recent years have spoken highly of them!

Bring a curious outlook and a bit of patience.


Andrew Thynne

07985 936953


Saturday 24th February
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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