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Old August 9th, 2005, 07:37 PM   #21
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New Bombardier tilting trains from Virgin

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Old August 9th, 2005, 07:53 PM   #22
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New Bombardier tilting trains from Virgin

an awesome concept train..
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Old August 9th, 2005, 08:09 PM   #23
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^Cool train
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Old August 9th, 2005, 11:08 PM   #24
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Nice overground trains there!
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Old August 9th, 2005, 11:15 PM   #25
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woah... so many trains
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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:47 AM   #26
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Is it me or does that Bombardier train look a bit like an A4 class steam train?






This is the type of train that runs from Weymouth, through Poole, Bournemouth and Southampton to London Waterloo: A class 442 Wessex Electric.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 02:50 AM   #27
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Old August 10th, 2005, 04:40 AM   #28
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the sides of those trains are a little good.. the faces are just ugly...
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Old August 10th, 2005, 08:46 AM   #29
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It's true that London's overground network is less famous than the Underground, but metro's (especially subway based ones) are generally more iconic around the world than suburban networks.

London's suburban and commuter network is huge, only Tokyo being larger. Some of the lines have underground sections and stations in the central area, and of cause there are the grand terminus stations surrounding the city.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 10:39 AM   #30
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Great thread guys and super pics. I sure miss those Chiltern trains I used to take everyday.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 11:02 AM   #31
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I bet you had trouble searching for these pics. The newer trains are a rarity in London. How many are there? Two?


The "slammers" (slam doors) will all be gone by the end of this year; the average age of commuter trains in London must be amongst the lowest in the world; the very oldest now are about 20 years old:



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This is now the oldest commuter stock in London (mid-80's)

After these come the Networkers from the 1990's, but a huge number of brand new units have begun working in the past 2 years in connection with the government forcing the phasing out of "slammers". I'd be very surprised if the average age of a London commuter train was more than 10 years.

Great thread, by the way
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Old August 10th, 2005, 11:46 AM   #32
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I think the reason for some of the newer stock having the odd frontage is because they are doors - either for doubling up with other trains or used in case of emergencies where only going out the front and rear of the train like in most modern metro rail stock (you can't get out in some tunnels from the sides).
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Old August 10th, 2005, 11:48 AM   #33
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In Central London, there are several main terminus, where trains arrive and depart to and from London's suburbs and metro regions.

Below are each terminus and the routes that they serve:


Station: London Victoria (London's busiest station)

Operators: South Eastern Trains and Southern Trains.

Area Served: South London, and the south/ southeast of England.






Station
: London Charing Cross

Operators: South Eastern Trains and Southern Trains.

Area Served
: South London, and the south/ southeast of England.






Station
: London Paddington

Operators: Thames Trains and Heathrow Express (Chiltern sometimes!)

Area Served
: West London, and Western England & the Midlands







Station
: London Euston

Operators: Silverlink

Area Served
: North-West London, into the Midlands.





Station
: London Kings Cross/ St. Pancras

Operators:Wagn Railway and Thameslink

Area Served
: North London, into the Midlands and Northern England.







Station
: London Liverpool Street

Operators:'one' railway

Area Served
: North-East and East London, into the Midlands and East Anglia (Eastern England)







Station
: London Bridge

Operators:South Eastern Trains, Southern and Thameslink

Area Served
: South and South-East London, and Southern England. (Thameslink goes into North London & the midlands)





Station
: London Waterloo

Operators:South West Trains

Area Served
: South-West London and the South West of England.









Phew!.. well those are most of the Central London rail terminus'. ( I left out Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street, Marylebone, Blackfriars and Moorgate!)
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Old August 10th, 2005, 11:54 AM   #34
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These should all be London bound/running services - either high/low frequency commuter trains or less common historical (steam) trains which go on scenic rail tours of the UK, eg the Cathedral Express train service which goes to Cathedral Cities in the UK....
































































































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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:28 PM   #35
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Anyone know details of the old Broad Street Station that was next to Liverpool Street Station, i.e. why it was closed, where it serviced and especially photo’s?
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Old August 10th, 2005, 02:32 PM   #36
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^ http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/s...et/index.shtml loads of info here

although the line is closed now parts of it are going to be used for the new east london extension
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Old August 10th, 2005, 02:44 PM   #37
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Broad Street is a sad story - its a pity the facade couldn't have been incorporated into the Broadgate development, but I suspect that that it would have cost too much. I hope one-day Euston is re-built to its former glory - just imagine London Victoria....just larger and more impressive!
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Old August 10th, 2005, 03:59 PM   #38
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^ http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/s...et/index.shtml loads of info here

although the line is closed now parts of it are going to be used for the new east london extension
Thanks Frog, any idea if the new East London extension will use the elevated section that onced leaved Broadstreet and is now just disused?
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Old August 10th, 2005, 07:18 PM   #39
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Yeah it will - its a large brick viaduct heading north to Dalston Junction which is the Silverlink Metro Line. The ELLE will curve in just to the north of Bishopsgate, then go onto the viaduct. South of that there are very few reminders of a viaducts if I remember. Some movies and song videos have been produced along it - its grassed over with weird tarmac over the former platforms and railway lines. Now if only they made it fully automatic with DLR (but faster) carriages - that would be one of the best views of the City skyline developed as your coming directly north of it and above most of the surrounding buildings due to being on the viaduct..
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Old August 10th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #40
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Thanks Frog, any idea if the new East London extension will use the elevated section that onced leaved Broadstreet and is now just disused?
Yes, all of it bar the southern end. The new alignment will join the North London railway Viaduct just north of Great Eastern Street and use the route all the way to Dalston Western Junction.
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