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Old November 10th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #481
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It can't, which is why I said I don't consider it as big a problem as some people do. I'd rather have CCTV silently watch me than have some temperamental employee waste my time and treat me like a suspected criminal like in many airports these days.

Whether it can be abused or is worth the cost is debatable though, a debate which would probably drive this thread off-topic.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #482
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Yes as the old saying goes if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.

I lived in London for three years and always felt safest where there were cameras... if I'm not doing anything illegal I couldn't care less if there are CCTV cameras there or not...
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Old November 10th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #483
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Bids invited for Crossrail Farringdon station



Crossrail has started the search for a contractor to build one of the most complex stations on the £14.5bn project.

The Farringdon station project will see the successful contractor construct two platform tunnels, each 245m long, between new ticket halls to the east and west.

At the western end, the ticket hall is combined with a proposed ticket hall for the Thameslink project, which is currently being remodelled by Costain in joint venture with Laing O’Rourke under a £173m contract.

Farringdon will be the only station from which passengers will be able to access Crossrail, Thameslink and London Underground trains. This makes it a key hub station for Gatwick, Luton, Heathrow and London City airports in addition to St Pancras international rail station.

The station job, known as contract C435, will require two 400m long pilot tunnels. The formation of two platform tunnels that join the main Crossrail train running tunnels and two separate ticket hall buildings to the east and west of the main platforms.

As with other eight station projects making up the main underground section of the Crossrail project, the contract includes full M&E works and architectural fit-out.

Crossrail’s projects team is looking for the main contractor to put up a performance bond. Firms have until 3 December to complete PQQS, which are available at email:https://crossrail.bravosolution.co.uk

The long platforms will to accessed from two big ticket halls and connect to Thames Link and London Underground.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 05:53 AM   #484
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Pics of the new Borough Market Viaduct, which is integral for the Thameslink upgrade project (increasing capacity to 24tph in the core, and increasing train legnths to 220m (12 cars). It also alleviates one of the biggest bottlenecks on the entire National Rail network.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 11:40 PM   #485
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Kings Cross Station redevelopment

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Old November 13th, 2010, 06:23 AM   #486
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I hate that tacky white painted metal. Can't it be a metallic colour? It's far classier.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 08:09 AM   #487
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I hate that tacky white painted metal. Can't it be a metallic colour? It's far classier.
Metallic paint is considerably more expensive.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 08:52 AM   #488
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If they were worried about money then why go to the expense of building such an attractive design only to ruin it with the finish? Leaving the metal bare would look better than white paint.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 08:57 AM   #489
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the whole structure will probably be covered with some roofing, with the white painted frame visible only to those below, so i dont think it matters that much
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Old November 13th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #490
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Yeah I'm pretty sure It'll have a glass skin above.

When they finally knock down the current hideous green corrugated extension on the front of KX, I will have a street party.

KX is very much overshadowed architecturally by St Pancras next door, but I personally thing that Cubbitt's King's Cross is an understated masterpiece which has been criminally shielded from view for too long. When that vile extension goes and the area in front of the station becomes a piazza, we'll finally be able to appreciate KX.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #491
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There will be a glass canopy.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 04:15 AM   #492
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Yes as the old saying goes if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.
I've got something to hide.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 02:31 AM   #493
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How many buildings there nowadays sprout bushes under their rooflines?



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Old November 17th, 2010, 06:37 AM   #494
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...It could be painted before construction? I'm not an engineer so it's beside the point.

From these pics you can see that the enamel, painted metal, whatever, is exposed.



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Old November 18th, 2010, 03:54 AM   #495
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I was at Highbury & Islington Overground yesterday in the evening peak, the doors were open for ages because the 378s have two sets of doors per 20m car. I really hope Crossrail has three sets of doors, otherwise I wonder how they'll run +24tph...
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:53 PM   #496
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Old November 18th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #497
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where will be the metro rails on this pic? Will it pass under the water?
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Old November 19th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #498
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where will be the metro rails on this pic? Will it pass under the water?
Under the water....

8 new stations revealed...

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Old November 19th, 2010, 02:56 PM   #499
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Great. Launch window date? It is like rer of paris!
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Old November 19th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #500
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