Emirates Air Line: Emirates Greenwich Peninsula to Emirates Royal Docks by Cable Car

The Emirates Air Line is a cable car system across the River Thames. Originally designed for mass transit for commuting across the River Thames, the high and non-integrated fares probably do not encourage much locals to use it and instead, it is now functioning more as a tourist attraction, just like plenty of urban cable … Continue reading Emirates Air Line: Emirates Greenwich Peninsula to Emirates Royal Docks by Cable Car

Waterloo & City Line: Bank to Waterloo by London Underground (Tube)

The Waterloo & City Line is probably the quaintest Underground line in London with a dedicated alignment (not a branch line) operating with just two stations between Waterloo and Bank, formally known as City. The line spans just 2.37 km, making it the shortest line in the entire London Underground network, and possibly among the … Continue reading Waterloo & City Line: Bank to Waterloo by London Underground (Tube)

Great Western Railway: Hayes & Harlington to Ealing Broadway by Train

The Great Western Railway operates frequent commuter services west of London to London and Didcot Parkway, with services stopping at some TfL Rail stations between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, making this section served by rather frequent trains throughout the day. Just as I got off the TfL Rail Class 345 Aventra, a GWR … Continue reading Great Western Railway: Hayes & Harlington to Ealing Broadway by Train

TfL Rail: London Paddington to Hayes & Harlington by Class 345 Aventra (Future Crossrail/Elizabeth Line Stock)

The Class 345 Aventra is the latest rolling stock for the future Crossrail Elizabeth Line. Despite the ongoing delays to the actual railway line running under London crossing from east to west, the Class 345 Aventra trains have already arrived, and are now in service on the TfL Rail services on the Liverpool Street - … Continue reading TfL Rail: London Paddington to Hayes & Harlington by Class 345 Aventra (Future Crossrail/Elizabeth Line Stock)

Great Western Railway: Oxford to London Paddington by Train

The Great Western Railway operates frequent trains between Oxford and London Paddington, with most of them taking less than an hour to get between the two cities. On top of that, they use the Class 800 Intercity Express Train (IET) for most services, a train which I've always wanted to try ever since they announced … Continue reading Great Western Railway: Oxford to London Paddington by Train

TfL Rail + Great Western Railway: Heathrow Terminal 4 to Oxford via Hayes & Harlington and Slough by Train

Heathrow Rail stations are served by Heathrow Express and TfL Rail trains, which are connected to the National Rail system and tickets throughout the UK can be easily booked to and from Heathrow with just a single ticket. As such, I booked myself to Oxford from Heathrow by Rail, using the TfL Rail and Great … Continue reading TfL Rail + Great Western Railway: Heathrow Terminal 4 to Oxford via Hayes & Harlington and Slough by Train

Heathrow Express + TfL Rail: Heathrow Terminal 5 to Heathrow Terminal 4 by Free Train Transfer

I had originally planned to leave for Oxford directly from Heathrow Terminal 5 on my booked connection from Slough with a seat reservation, but as I checked the departure time at the platform, I realised that my train would have come in just after the connection from the TfL Rail service, since it was timetabled … Continue reading Heathrow Express + TfL Rail: Heathrow Terminal 5 to Heathrow Terminal 4 by Free Train Transfer