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Old October 11th, 2007, 01:00 AM   #101
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I wouldn't be surprised if TFL weigh in with a lot of influence over Crossrail operations, if not ultimate control. It will have to be a franchise in its own right, so it may well end up with TFL finding a partner to bid for it with (like MTR for Overground).
I read today that full control of Crossrail is being handed to the Mayor (therefore TFL)
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Old October 11th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #102
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I guess my question is answered.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #103
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I read today that full control of Crossrail is being handed to the Mayor (therefore TFL)
Does that mean it'll get a roundel?
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Old October 12th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #104
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Does that mean it'll get a roundel?

Wouldn't surprise me, although they'll be running out of colour combinations for all these roundels. I think they should all be 'proper' blue bar / red ring like the Underground, with the mode written across the bar (i.e. Streets, DLR, Rivertaxi, Overground, Crossrail etc)... all the different colour roundels look sacriligeous to the original design.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 06:01 PM   #105
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Actually it doesn't look like the RER system in Paris. 38stations-60 km, it sounds more like a tube line, so what's the difference? Will there be double decker trains or something like that?
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Old October 12th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #106
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Actually it look similar at the RER A.

RER A Frequency 90's in rush hour




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Old October 12th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #107
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Actually it doesn't look like the RER system in Paris. 38stations-60 km, it sounds more like a tube line, so what's the difference? Will there be double decker trains or something like that?
Have you ever been on a tube line? I think you'll find full sized cars and 20 foot wide tunnels are a bit of a rarity.
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Old October 13th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #108
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Actually it doesn't look like the RER system in Paris. 38stations-60 km, it sounds more like a tube line, so what's the difference? Will there be double decker trains or something like that?
It's completely in keeping with the RER concept: linking suburban mainline routes via new tunnels under the city centre. The difference with the Tube is it's built to mainline loading gauges, 25Kv AC OLE, and links existing suburban mainline routes at either end.
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Old October 13th, 2007, 01:10 PM   #109
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I don't think they'll use a roundel to be honest. Them in those home counties won't want to see Red Ken penetrating their lands.





This to me seems a perfect logo to use but perhaps adapt it slightly. It looks not quite National Rail - it has curves... widen the central bar and put 'CROSSRAIL' there.
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I like the logo, it's a bit like the BR logo but has a "Crossrail spin" on it. Not mad keen on the font or the purple lettering for "rail" though.
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I don't think they'll use a roundel to be honest. Them in those home counties won't want to see Red Ken penetrating their lands.





This to me seems a perfect logo to use but perhaps adapt it slightly. It looks not quite National Rail - it has curves... widen the central bar and put 'CROSSRAIL' there.
You mean something like this: or this: ?

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Old October 14th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #112
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Love it, that's really cool!
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You mean something like this: or this: ?
Very cheeky!

Well done.
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That could work!
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Love it, that's really cool!
Agree, excellent!
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Old October 15th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #116
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Actually looking at it again, I hate it.
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I agree with iampuking, I don't like these logo.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #118
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This to me seems a perfect logo to use but perhaps adapt it slightly. It looks not quite National Rail - it has curves... widen the central bar and put 'CROSSRAIL' there.
I think they should ditch the bit at the bottom that says "Crossrail" and just have the logo.

It would look more simple and classic, much like the London Underground roundel and British Rail logo



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Old October 15th, 2007, 08:31 PM   #119
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To me the BR logo looks really rubbish and 1970's
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Old October 15th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #120
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I disagree, it's a design classic!

It could do with a more contemporary background, so that isn't the best of photos.
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