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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    North Circular? For the love of $diety don't do it! I've only ever made that mistake once (coming back from Heathrow) - never again! M25 then A12 goes all the way, but again can be a pig. I'd rather cut through Barking/East Ham before joining either A13 or A12 to be honest.

    Parking, god knows. Never ever tried that far in. Always stopped at Romford or, at a push, Barking. Is it in or out of the congestion zone?
    Out of the Congestion Zone. My colleague suggested the M25/A12, but that's a quarter way round the whole M25, which seems a bit like going round the sun to meet the moon, as my Nan used to say.

    2000+ parking spaces at the Excel itself. I was thinking, get there early enough, park up, then find somewhere for breakfast. I guess a phone call to ask if the exhibitors have taken all the parking spaces will probably decide it.

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    Will be attending for a day, first time and all. Will there be pizza?

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    Well I've registered to attend, although I'm not in an educational role any more (having only just given it up to move here from Sydney with the missus)

    it'll be interesting to attend and potentially put some faces to names

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    Heads up, may want to sticky this somewhere. Just looked up the advance engineering work calendar...

    2-3 Feb:
    DLR - No service between Canning Town and Beckton.

    This means there will be no direct trains to Custom House/Prince Regent for the ExCeL Centre at the weekend!

    Alternatives will be Rail Replacement buses from Canning Town (it's a short ride) or if you feel adventurous and for a little extra cost, take the Emirates Cable Car from North Greenwich to Royal Victoria Docks as it is a very short walk and connected to the Jubilee Line. Weekday shouldn't be affected.
    Last edited by CAM; 10th January 2013 at 09:02 PM.

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    @rickjames - make sure you wear your hi-vis!!
    @CAM - you can walk to Excel from Canning Town - it isn't far

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Heads up, may want to sticky this somewhere. Just looked up the advance engineering work calendar...

    2-3 Feb:
    DLR - No service between Canning Town and Beckton.

    This means there will be no direct trains to Custom House/Prince Regent for the ExCeL Centre at the weekend!

    Alternatives will be Rail Replacement buses from Canning Town (it's a short ride) or if you feel adventurous and for a little extra cost, take the Emirates Cable Car from North Greenwich to Royal Victoria Docks as it is a very short walk and connected to the Jubilee Line. Weekday shouldn't be affected.
    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    @CAM - you can walk to Excel from Canning Town - it isn't far
    I was either going to get the DLR from Canning Town or walk.. Think I will be walking from Canning Town to Excel when I am up on the Saturday!

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    Sssssssh! This is London, if you can't pop down the street by train within 1 minute you should tut very loudly. :P

    (And I am lazy!)

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    Did someone forget to tell Boris that we have a major IT event at ExCeL and that we don't do walking..... Even Olympia had trains and a semi-frequent service when we were in the centre compared to other events when it seems to be 1 train a week (maybe a slight over exaggeration....)

    Maybe the EduGeek staff could use Boris Bikes to get from the Hotel to the ExCeL centre I know @Dos_Box cycles to work so maybe it could be arranged

    Have to now re-plan the journey info I have given my team on how to find it from Euston on the Saturday visit as all my team is coming down this year on Saturday (they must be missing me now after 3 years of BETT stand working)

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    @john: You may want to tell your team to take the Northern Line to Bank then DLR to Canning Town as the Circle Line will be shut plus H&C + Met line closed heading East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    @john: You may want to tell your team to take the Northern Line to Bank then DLR to Canning Town as the Circle Line will be shut plus H&C + Met line closed heading East.
    Ironically I had told them to do Northern Line to Bank and then find a DLR to Custom House for ExCeL so they still need to just get to Canning Town instead and have a wander

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    2-3 Feb:
    DLR - No service between Canning Town and Beckton.

    if you feel adventurous and for a little extra cost, take the Emirates Cable Car from North Greenwich to Royal Victoria Docks as it is a very short walk and connected to the Jubilee Line. Weekday shouldn't be affected.
    Now you've gone and done it! I had it all planned in my head and now I don't know what to do! I'm staying in a travel lodge in Woolwich

    Options:
    1) DLR: Woolwich Arsnel to City Airport and walk (Excel is next door)
    2) Walk through the Woolwich foot tunnel
    3) Make my way around to the Dome and take the Air-Line?
    4) Find a Boris Bike station and pedal (via tower bridge?)

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    I'm so glad I can get a bus [ok... 2 buses] and end up right outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    @rickjames - make sure you wear your hi-vis!!
    @CAM - you can walk to Excel from Canning Town - it isn't far
    Well, now that you mention it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Now you've gone and done it! I had it all planned in my head and now I don't know what to do! I'm staying in a travel lodge in Woolwich

    Options:
    1) DLR: Woolwich Arsnel to City Airport and walk (Excel is next door)
    2) Walk through the Woolwich foot tunnel
    3) Make my way around to the Dome and take the Air-Line?
    4) Find a Boris Bike station and pedal (via tower bridge?)
    @tmcd35 your best route is to get the DLR from Woolwich Arsenal to West Silvertown and then walk (about 10-15 minutes walking)

    There's a foot bridge over the dock to ExCeL

    Google maps route

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    Gotta love weird errors...

    I'm trying to import the dates of BETT from the site and all I get is:

    Cannot import vCalendar file

    This error can appear if you have attempted to save a recurring Lunar appointment in iCalendar format.
    To avoid this error, set the appointment option to Gregorian instead of Lunar.
    More information about this error message online.
    Has anyone done this?



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