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Old May 15th, 2010, 07:57 PM   #321
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Old May 16th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #322
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What cheers me about these pics of the Overground is that the East London Line is clearly being well used already, even if it's still in its preliminary stages.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 07:09 PM   #323
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Old May 17th, 2010, 03:14 PM   #324
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er... is that a pedestrian bridge? Or a roof segment for the station? How long do they intend to keep it on an angle like that. It's just a freaky sight.

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It's a pedestrian bridge. It actually used to go straight across that stretch of water, but because it would have got in the way of Crossrail construction as it was, it was decided to elevate the bridge while the major works got underway on the Crossrail station. Once the major works are done, the bridge will be restored to its original position. Hope that helps.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #325
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Old May 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM   #326
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The new East London line looks great!
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 04:16 AM   #327
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Speaking of which, the whole new ELL is opening tomorrow from West Croydon/Crystal Palace/New Cross to Dalston Junction.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 03:48 PM   #328
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Looks absolutely fantastic!

Out of interest, was any thought given to platform edge doors?
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Old May 24th, 2010, 04:43 AM   #329
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London Overground now has been extended over the South London Commuter lines to West Croydon and Crystal Palace from New Cross Gate. The May 2010 map shows this.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 07:46 AM   #330
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London Overground now has been extended over the South London Commuter lines to West Croydon and Crystal Palace from New Cross Gate. The May 2010 map shows this.
London Transport has lost its way with that map - what a mess they've made of Beck's masterpiece. I know it's important to know which stations are step free, but all of those wheelchair symbols on the stations make it impossible to clearly see the interchanges. And do they really need the fare zones on the map too - that used to be done quite nicely with an inset map. Not to mention unnecessary bends in some of the lines - like the Jubilee and the Overground.

Please TFL, hire somebody with a design background and let them clean up the map.

I have a beautiful framed full-size tube map on my bedroom wall from 1984 and it looks fantastic.

Just curious - but why is the Circle Line still so named?
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Old May 25th, 2010, 09:21 AM   #331
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Just curious - but why is the Circle Line still so named?
Because it is still a circle, and if you were to call it what it really is (a crock of shit) no one would use it!
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Old May 25th, 2010, 03:48 PM   #332
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I bet every one would love to use this name: "Crock of shit line"
Just number the linesand there wont be any problem neither with the many branches nor with the new extensions or service changes like it is the case now.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #333
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Because it is still a circle, and if you were to call it what it really is (a crock of shit) no one would use it!
I prefer the now fitting names:

'Spiral Line'
'Snail Line'
'The Question Mark'
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Old May 25th, 2010, 09:10 PM   #334
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Old May 25th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #335
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I see that the ceiling is so low it would be expensive and difficult to install ohle in the future.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 12:03 AM   #336
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that does seem a bit silly.

they must have thought about that.

surely???!?!?
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Old May 26th, 2010, 03:34 AM   #337
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There are no plans to install OHLE on any of the route. Why would they want to when the whole network south of the Thames, which this line connects to, is third rail?

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Looks absolutely fantastic!

Out of interest, was any thought given to platform edge doors?
Nope. The line is driven manually, is unlikely to become exceptionally overcrowded, has many outdoor stations and, AFAIK, is not air-conditioned.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 04:29 AM   #338
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There are no plans to install OHLE on any of the route. Why would they want to when the whole network south of the Thames, which this line connects to, is third rail?
who knows what might happen in 10/20 years time. overhead electrification is generaly regarded as a better system than third rail.
seems a bit short sighted to not make stations future proof, especialy when its a simple case of building the ceiling a few centimetres higher.
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who knows what might happen in 10/20 years time. overhead electrification is generaly regarded as a better system than third rail.
seems a bit short sighted to not make stations future proof, especialy when its a simple case of building the ceiling a few centimetres higher.
Why is overhead better than 3rd rail? If you're thinking 25kv overhead, you don't need that for the speed the trains on East London run. 750v DC is used almost universally for metro and light rail systems. In this case, third rail seems superior as it needs less clearance in tunnels and less maintenance.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 02:38 PM   #340
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who knows what might happen in 10/20 years time. overhead electrification is generaly regarded as a better system than third rail.
It is not. Most metro systems are electrified by third rails for a good reason. Third rail requires less space. Thus it keeps construction costs low. In this particular case it wasn't even worth thinking about OHLE as the cross-section of the 170 years old Thames tunnel may be just too small for it anyway.
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