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Old July 15th, 2010, 05:31 AM   #401
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There isn't a need for it. LO isn't high frequency so dwell times aren't as much of an issue as LU.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #402
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London can be proud on its new East London Line and the Overground in general. Only a few years ago it looked like a cheap marketing scheme, but now it has a become a real integrated part of London's transport system!
Very true, I would say that this is one of the best changes that I have seen in the transportation field in London. The way it has changed over the past few years has been outstanding and the way each and every station and the airports are linked is something that other can learn a thing or two.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 06:24 PM   #403
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Old July 21st, 2010, 04:41 AM   #404
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New Diesel Class 172s in operation on the GOBLIN line;

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Old July 22nd, 2010, 03:38 AM   #405
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Info regarding the new Class 172s for the GOBLIN line has been added.

Old Trains (British Rail Class 150s)

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New Trains (British Rail Class 172s)

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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:04 PM   #406
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The new trains are the best investment that could have been done for London's rail infrastructure.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:15 PM   #407
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:39 PM   #408
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Old August 7th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #409
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Canary Wharf Crossrail Site

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Old August 25th, 2010, 02:10 AM   #410
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Old August 25th, 2010, 03:16 AM   #411
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Blackfriars mainline station to shut for upgrade



Blackfriars mainline station is to close for two months as part of the £5.5bn Thameslink project.

A new station, which will be the first to span the Thames, is being built as part of the Bedford to Brighton line upgrade.

Construction of the upper concourse has finished and the closure in November will allow work to switch from the west side to the east side of the bridge.

Blackfriars Tube station closed for two years in March 2009 under the project.

The completion of the upper station concourse paves the way for the track "switch" at Christmas.

Longer trains

This will involve work on the the tracks moving from the western side of the bridge to the eastern side - creating the final track alignment for the redeveloped station.

Trains will continue to run through the station for the majority of the closure - from 20 November until 17 January - and passengers will be able to use the nearby City Thameslink station.

Work to extend platforms to accommodate 50% longer trains on the line has been completed at St Albans, Luton Airport Parkway and Mill Hill Broadway.

In total 12 stations will undergo work to extend platforms and the first 12-carriage trains are due to begin running in December 2011.

The redeveloped Blackfriars station, which will have an entrance on the South Bank, is due to open in spring 2012.

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I was thinking of making a thread for London's commuter rail system, but I'm not sure whether it warrants a new thread or if that information could fit here. After all, all commuter trains run on Network Rail-owned tracks, and Thameslink and arguably Crossrail can count as commuter services.

What does everyone else think?
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Old August 25th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #413
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The title of the thread is pretty clear. It says National Rail. So, no need for yet another thread.
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One thought that went through my head recently was this: would it be possible for Overground trains to have an orange "face" (cab painting, to match the orange doors and interior poles)

I only ask this because I thought almost all the Network Rail trains had yellow "faces" but then I saw that many of them do not. Southern has trains with green & yellow, Thameslink is multicoloured, Southwestern in red, etc. Even Southeastern has a few trains with a mauve "face" and doors.

Would orange make it hard for the train's lights (especially red ones) to stand out?

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I was thinking of making a thread for London's commuter rail system, but I'm not sure whether it warrants a new thread or if that information could fit here. After all, all commuter trains run on Network Rail-owned tracks, and Thameslink and arguably Crossrail can count as commuter services.

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This thread pretty much covers everything that's non-Tube and non-DLR.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 08:04 AM   #416
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This thread pretty much covers everything that's non-Tube and non-DLR.
between this thread and the DLR, Underground, Tramlink thread, they have covered all forms of intra-city rail transit in London.

I suppose there must be threads for the HS services and intercity trains in other forums.

I wonder why there is no bus forum tho.....

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Old August 26th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #417
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^There is a bus thread. The only transportation forms I can imagine that haven't been covered are Ferries, but there's debate on whether that really belongs in the Marine forum despite being a public transport alternative. There's also Baraclay's Cycle Hire, but again, it's not really "public transit" either.
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Where's the bus thread?

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Old August 26th, 2010, 02:14 PM   #419
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Old August 26th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #420
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Just a second faster than me there Minato. I know I haven't kept up with the "Thread Finder" page index, but the search function on this forum is really powerful. Simply search "London Buses" and you will immediately find this thread.
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