Last Eurostar from Waterloo

#1
departs today. Which is a little annoying as now I will have to drag my sorry arrse across London.

I am however pleased to see that, with great sensitivity, the very last train from Waterloo International to Paris departs at 18:12 :twisted:
 
#2
eh?
 
#3
Blogg said:
departs today. Which is a little annoying as now I will have to drag my sorry arrse across London.

I am however pleased to see that, with great sensitivity, the very last train from Waterloo International to Paris departs at 18:12 :twisted:
lol...The engine's not called the Iron Duke by any chance?
 
#7
I remember reading that Churchill, on being consulted abut the arrangements for his state funeral (before he died, obviously), said that if DeGaulle was in attendence, he wanted the funeral train to depart from Waterloo.
 
#8
Blogg said:
departs today. Which is a little annoying as now I will have to drag my sorry arrse across London.

I am however pleased to see that, with great sensitivity, the very last train from Waterloo International to Paris departs at 18:12 :twisted:
I hope to all buggery that that's true! I'd be amazed!!
 
#9
Blogg said:
WhiteHorse said:
Yeh, but the Eurostar didn't go to Moscow?
True. It would of course have been much better to have it timed at 18:15 on 18 June but that could not be done it seems
Or 14:15 on the 25th October would have been nice :wink:
 
#10
Blogg said:
WhiteHorse said:
Yeh, but the Eurostar didn't go to Moscow?
True. It would of course have been much better to have it timed at 18:15 on 18 June but that could not be done it seems
It's also a shame it could not have been filled with some of the scrounging gits they permitted passage through their country to seek freebies in the UK.
 
#11
Ozduke said:
Blogg said:
departs today. Which is a little annoying as now I will have to drag my sorry arrse across London.

I am however pleased to see that, with great sensitivity, the very last train from Waterloo International to Paris departs at 18:12 :twisted:
I hope to all buggery that that's true! I'd be amazed!!
The last ever train to depart from Waterloo International, fittingly with the Napoleonic associations, will be the 18.12. Then this pocket-sized patch of the continent will be closed forever.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7090691.stm

(but I reckon someone will bottle out and shift the timing a bit)
 
#14
Blogg said:
Ozduke said:
Excuse me, I've been away! Waterloo is closing?

Eurostar runs out of St Pancras International as from Wednesday. No doubt there will be some wretches who turn up at Waterloo.......
If they do, they'll have been hiding under a rock for the past 2 months. Every single announcement on the Eurostar's been followed up with "just to remind you, we depart from St Pancras International from the 14th November", because we forgot when you announced it at the beginning of the trip. :p
 
#15
Just part of the plot to pander to the huddled masses from the north of England, and further to disadvantage those of us who live south of the Thames in London.

That said, St Pancras station is now a serious location to visit and admire, it is fabulous. The Victorians could certainly build and they had vision (unlike a certain 'bottler' of today).

I may be wrong here, but I gather the development came in on budget and on time and it was run by a lady engineer.
 
#16
Ozduke said:
Excuse me, I've been away! Waterloo is closing?
Once the service is transferred to St Pancras, these platforms will - after 12 months of conversion work - be turned over to local rail services.
NO
 
#18
Turned over to local rail services it says. Waterloo becomes less sisnificant. Wellers will be turning in his grave.
 
#19
If anyone from South London can use Thameslink I notice that as of December it will no longer go to Kings Cross but instead to St Pancras so need to trudge down the road/use the underground.
 
#20
lsquared said:
Just part of the plot to pander to the huddled masses from the north of England, and further to disadvantage those of us who live south of the Thames in London.

That said, St Pancras station is now a serious location to visit and admire, it is fabulous. The Victorians could certainly build and they had vision (unlike a certain 'bottler' of today).

I may be wrong here, but I gather the development came in on budget and on time and it was run by a lady engineer.
Unfortunately not. Just the usual crew of middle aged, short sleeved shirted rather dull males that populate all of these sort of things.

And if you live sarf of the river, you should think yourself bloody lucky we let you over the Thames at all.

Edited to add:

There were a couple of lesbian lady engineers though. One of them was quite foxy, the other a good drinking mate.
 

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