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Old May 21st, 2005, 11:58 AM   #181
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Thats inbetween Barbican and Kings Cross I believe - the road is the top level, the Underground services the level below and the bottom level Thameslink.....I think!
Its just West of Farringdon where the Thameslink dives under the Met / H&C / Circle Lines. The two pairs of tracks used to cross each other on the level originally, when it was known as the "Ray Street Gridiron". The arrangement was eliminated by the flyunder to stop all the delays the level crossing inevitably caused. I think the road crossing above it all is Ray Street.

There is an even more interesting arrangement on the now goods-only GWR Brentford Branch near Southall, where from the lowest upwards it goes railway-canal-road, all crossing each other at the same point.

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Old May 21st, 2005, 12:04 PM   #182
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Old June 1st, 2005, 03:45 AM   #183
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London Underground to offer mobile phone service in all tube stations by 2008
31 May 2005

LONDON (AP) - Passengers waiting to board trains in the world's oldest subway system should be able to use their mobile phones -- and maybe ever surf the Web -- at all stations by summer 2008, officials said Tuesday.

London Underground announced that 70 companies have expressed interest in providing mobile phone service and new technologies, such as digital radio and wireless Internet, in the city's 275 Tube stations. Service in the tunnels and on the trains may be introduced later.

"What we are expecting is that if you are currently able to use your mobile phone above ground, you will be able to use your phone below ground, on the concourse, platform and passageways," said Peter MacLellan, a London Underground spokesman.

The 70 companies now have three months to submit specific proposals. London Underground plans to do a trial run of mobile phone reception at a central London station in 2006 before awarding the contract in late 2007.

Because the companies will propose which services to offer and how to do it, London Underground would not give a cost estimate for the project, although one industry analyst said it would be in the range of one billion pounds (US$1.8 billion, euro1.5 billion).

London Underground plans to reinvest this money for Tube improvements, and the companies that win the contract will pay the cost of providing the services.

Many of the world's subway systems already offer some mobile phone reception underground, including Washington, Berlin and Hong Kong.

"Other networks that have mobile phone provision are much newer than the London Underground," MacLellan said. "The London Underground is the oldest in the world therefore presents greater environmental and physical challenges that others don't need to face."

More than half of London's Tube stations already get mobile phone reception because they are either above ground or close to the surface.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 09:27 AM   #184
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Really enjoyed the pictures of the tube as an ex-pat Londoner, as an Arsenal fan you must enjoy the station at Arsenal which has a great exterior.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 04:43 PM   #185
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London Tube rocks!
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 02:02 AM   #186
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On the other hand... :P Delays and everything happens frequently
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 03:01 PM   #187
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Really enjoyed the pictures of the tube as an ex-pat Londoner, as an Arsenal fan you must enjoy the station at Arsenal which has a great exterior.




Its really quite unusually located for a Tube station; its on a residential street some way away from the nearest main road... In fact its one of very few tube stations not served by any bus route. I love the way its just "plonked" in the middle of a terrace of houses.
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 03:03 PM   #188
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On the other hand... :P Delays and everything happens frequently
Its improving, and plus its much more complex and old than the Hong Kong system, for example, and so is inherantly more prone to delays.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 12:09 PM   #189
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Maps Based Upon The London Underground Map

Maps Based Upon The London Underground Map
Different cities have different ways of displaying their subway stations and lines on system maps. How many out there are based on the hugely successful and eye friendly London Underground map?
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Old June 5th, 2005, 12:27 PM   #190
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Pretty much every map of suburban rail systems and metros is based in the London design. IIRC, this type of map was introduced in London in 1933. Looks like a layout of electrical wires, and very neat, even though it doesn't show the real locations of stations and it isn't geometrically correct.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:59 PM   #191
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I think you mean "geographically" not "geometrically"
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Old June 5th, 2005, 11:07 PM   #192
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The Amsterdam map draws heavily on the London map... it even mentions "With permission from the London Transport Museum" on the bottom. The only difference is that it shows a bit more geographical details.

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Old June 6th, 2005, 07:23 PM   #193
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Here is the Glasgow suburban rail map which is extremely similar to the LU Map(The subway is the orange ring in the middle. Hopefully soon to be extended)
BTW Glasgow has the largest suburban rail network in the uk outside London:
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Old June 7th, 2005, 06:33 PM   #194
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Hong Kong metro chiefs advise TfL

Hong Kong metro chiefs advise TfL

7 June 2005

by Dick Murray
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TUBE chiefs are in talks with transport bosses in Hong Kong to keep London's ailing Underground working.

Transport for London (TfL) is using experts at Hong Kong's mass transit railway (MTR) as troubleshooters in an attempt to cut the huge number of breakdowns on the Tube network.

It follows increasing concern at the most senior level of the Mayor's transport authority about soaring levels of disruption.

A senior TfL source confirmed that meetings with the MTR Corporation had taken place and more were planned.

The source said MTR's expertise in running the Hong Kong metro, which has a 99 per cent punctuality record, "could prove invaluable in helping to sort out the Tube's problems".

The MTR Corporation is expanding into Europe - both in running train services and advising on engineering and signalling - and views London, where it has an office, as the key market.

MTR is advising on signal problems, the most common cause of Tube breakdowns. Also on the agenda is its possible involvement in LU plans for a huge redevelopment of West Hampstead station as a principal hub.

Tube Lines, the private sector consortium, plans to introduce state-of-the-art signals, as used on the Hong Kong metro, on the Jubilee and Northern lines.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 06:37 PM   #195
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MTR has been aggressively pursuing consultancy deals abroad lately. It has signed agreements with several cities in the mainland and have attempted to bid for projects in the UK.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 11:25 PM   #196
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Was HKMTR involved in the design/construction consulting of Taiwan's recent trend of metro construction (starting from Taipei in 1997)?
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Old June 8th, 2005, 01:40 AM   #197
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Wow....nice. HK getting involved in the Underground.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 07:30 PM   #198
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Amsterdam should not need permission, if the map is their own. OK, the concept may be copied from London but that is different.

The Strathclyde / Glasgow map is also based on London - but they dont put notices on it saying that it is used with anyone's permission. In fact they often boast that theirs is the largest British system based on a single city - outside of London. (which is what get13 says, above).

btw, I put a system map on my site too - and yes it was based (in theme) on the London map. But i drew it myself and there are a few subtle differences.

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btw, I put a system map on my site too - and yes it was based (in theme) on the London map. But i drew it myself and there are a few subtle differences.
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Well, i found my way to your website, but i couldn't seem to find the map. Care to post it? I always like to see maps drawn by forumers.
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Here is the Glasgow suburban rail map which is extremely similar to the LU Map(The subway is the orange ring in the middle. Hopefully soon to be extended)
BTW Glasgow has the largest suburban rail network in the uk outside London:

Glasgows network is HUGE for such a small city.
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