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Old November 15th, 2007, 02:36 PM   #201
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The British and French governments agreed to provide immigration staff at opposite ends of the tunnel; thus the French immigration control posts are located in the United Kingdom, while the British ones are in France.

This leads occasionally to unusual incidents, for example when a French police officer wandered into the non-international part of Waterloo station while carrying a firearm.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../06/ngun06.xml

In the 1990s, the French authorities tried to arrest a French national working in the British terminal at Folkestone who had been evading French military service.

The new St Pancras International Area will also be patrolled by both British and French Police and Immigration Authorities.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #202
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The new £100 million Ebbsfleet International in Kent opens this Sunday (Nov 18th).

The station has over 2500 car parking spaces, and will form part of the giant new Thames Gateway Scheme,
the largest regeneration scheme in Europe.

Ebbsfleet International Station - Kent - England

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Old November 15th, 2007, 07:55 PM   #203
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Where did King's Cross' suburban platforms (9-12) go in those renders?
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Old November 15th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #204
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Great pictures, Jaeger.

London has some very beautiful stations.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #205
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Great pictures, Jaeger.

London has some very beautiful stations.



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Where did King's Cross' suburban platforms (9-12) go in those renders?
http://www.alwaystouchout.com/project/47

A new western concourse (next to the proposed northern ticket hall entrance to the Underground and outside suburban platforms 9-11) will be constructed to replace the existing cramped southern concourse, which was built in the 1970s, and was only meant to be temporary.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #206
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I went to St Pancras after work, very nice building.

Took a few snaps.

http://winstainforth10.foliosnap.com...tion&thumbs=ok
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Old November 16th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #207
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i think you just have too much time on your hands i actully have a life!
Why would you request an explanation of your mistakes then? You should have admitted your mistakes in the first place, not requested an explanation so that you could use the fact that someone has responded to your request for an explanation as an opportunity to diss them. That's quite sneaky.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 03:43 PM   #208
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I went to St Pancras after work, very nice building.

Took a few snaps.

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Great pics of St Pancras and Paddington winstainforth
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Old November 16th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #209
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For anyone unfamiliar with London, this map gives a rough idea of the station locations.

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Old November 16th, 2007, 03:56 PM   #210
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The new High Speed 1 Channel Tunnel Rail Link.


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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:04 AM   #211
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We spend half a trillion dollars every year on offense... er, I mean "defense." Our government's budget is $3 trillion, much of it spent inefficiently. A few hundred billion amortized over a decade is not impractical -- what we lack is ambition, not money. The only thing that makes maglev seem so expensive is all the people thinking it's expensive. What makes it unproven is everyone thinking it's unproven. That's the downside of democracy. Commitment is hard to come by when everyone is a killjoy. (not you specifically, don't mind me ) In any case, nothing says rail must be profitable. If highways are an enterprise, it's a business that loses nearly $100 billion a year. Measure rail by the same stick as highways, or measure highways by the same stick as rail (would you pay thousands in tolls just to drive?), and rail fares pretty well.

Besides, we're talking about the UK here. Connecting major urban hubs with maglev would be orders of magnitude cheaper in the UK than in the US.
While I can certainly agree it would be billions, actually 10s of billions, but not 100s of billions for the line in question. It might reach the singular - 100billion, but I doubt it to be honest. This thing isn't going to built all underground or something similarly ludicrous.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:31 AM   #212
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While I can certainly agree it would be billions, actually 10s of billions, but not 100s of billions for the line in question. It might reach the singular - 100billion, but I doubt it to be honest. This thing isn't going to built all underground or something similarly ludicrous.

To give alittle more substance to the argument here is something I posted in another thread.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...4&postcount=14

It show how much the extension of approx. 20 Km of the present test track costed with additional costs on trainsets for testing as well.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #213
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To give alittle more substance to the argument here is something I posted in another thread.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...4&postcount=14

It show how much the extension of approx. 20 Km of the present test track costed with additional costs on trainsets for testing as well.
Exactly. For a second I thought you were disagreeing me
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Work has also started on the Redevelopment of Cannon Street Station in the City of London.



Euston Station is also to be redeveloped.

Great. Cannon street needs an overhaul, not to mention Euston which currently certainly is the ugliest station in London.
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The London Bridge Station Redevelopment



Is that a renovation or will an entirely new London Bridge station be built?
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While I can certainly agree it would be billions, actually 10s of billions, but not 100s of billions for the line in question. It might reach the singular - 100billion, but I doubt it to be honest. This thing isn't going to built all underground or something similarly ludicrous.
Wait untill the NIMBY's have their say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:03 PM   #217
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Wait untill the NIMBY's have their say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Given that the alignment they have in mind is going to minimize that threat, I wouldn't expect much from them.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:15 PM   #218
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Wouldn't the local community support somthing that will enhance their quality of life?
I mean it is not a nuclear power plant or anything and has almost 0 emission (except for minimal electro-magnetic emmision and noise) so what in the hell are the people going to be against?
In return anyone living near a station is bound to gain benefit from a rejuvenated commerce from the station.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:52 PM   #219
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Is that a renovation or will an entirely new London Bridge station be built?
http://www.newlondonarchitecture.org/project.php?id=302


Client: Network Rail
Location: London SE1
Size: 750,000sq ft

This 12 acre scheme for London Bridge Station was developed following a masterplanning study prepared by tp bennett architects. The study was based on a thorough appraisal of urban design, town planning, rights to light and commercial viability, and provided Network Rail with clear, concise recommendations for the redevelopment of the station.

The design scheme fundamentally reconfigures and enlarges the existing station, providing for 50% uplift in passenger numbers. It also incorporates a major new retail concourse and a landmark air rights office building above the station. bennett urban planning provided town planning advice and coordinated an extraordinarily large consultation exercise necessary to accommodate the views of the many local interest groups and interested national bodies. The scheme gained detailed planning and listed building consent


Thameslink - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thameslink_Programme

London Overground - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Overground

Crossrail - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossrail

London Transport Projects - http://www.alwaystouchout.com/






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Old November 17th, 2007, 02:05 PM   #220
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Wouldn't the local community support somthing that will enhance their quality of life?
I mean it is not a nuclear power plant or anything and has almost 0 emission (except for minimal electro-magnetic emmision and noise) so what in the hell are the people going to be against?
In return anyone living near a station is bound to gain benefit from a rejuvenated commerce from the station.
I mean, like, it's some hideous fricken EYESORE, it's like, yeh-hah, duuuh!



They're NIMBY's... please don't treat them like people who would listen to reason
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