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Old April 21st, 2011, 01:05 AM   #1981
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Transporting mail. They give a history along with all their photos. A great read.
More on MailRail and many other underground spaces in the UK at SubBrit for example http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/s...ay/index.shtml
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:49 AM   #1982
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Tube passenger numbers break record

London Underground carried a record 1.1 billion passengers in the past year, new figures have shown. During the year ending March 31, the Tube saw about 42 million more passenger journeys than the previous year. The network also broke its record for the number of passengers carried over a four-week period - topping 90.6 million in the four weeks leading up to Christmas.

LU said it had seen a rise in passenger numbers of 14% in seven years and 40% in 15 years.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "These record-breaking passenger numbers are proof of how vital our Tube system is, which is why it was so important I persuaded the Government to protect funding for the upgrades. We are running more trains than ever before, while at the same time carrying out a massive amount of engineering work across the network."

"We are investing in new trains, new signalling and new track, which will be key if we are to be able to keep up with the ravenous demand for Tube services of our ever-increasing population."

Mike Brown, managing director of London Underground and London Rail, said: "London Underground's network has exceeded 1.1 billion for the first time in its 148-year history, as it plays a vital role in supporting London's recovery from the recession. The combination of this huge increase in passengers and a reliance on some of the oldest railway infrastructure in the world does of course present a number of challenges for the Tube, which is why our work to upgrade it is so critical for London."
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Old April 21st, 2011, 05:20 AM   #1983
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I realised something that every LU station is so different. They all have their own architecture, style and character. For example St Pancras looks to different to Canary Wharf station etc. But one thing i hate about LU is that i have to walk far distance to transfer from one line to another different lines, which is not so convenient at all.
IMO the interchanges on LU are no longer than most other metros.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 06:06 AM   #1984
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1.1 billion that's incredible

@iampuking yup i agree, and i found LU a lot cleaner than NYSubway. Another thing i would like to complain is that LU is so hot, it desperate needs air-condition especially during the summer
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Old April 21st, 2011, 03:37 PM   #1985
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1.1 billion that's incredible

@iampuking yup i agree, and i found LU a lot cleaner than NYSubway. Another thing i would like to complain is that LU is so hot, it desperate needs air-condition especially during the summer
Agreed, but finding the money to install it will be no easy task especially with so much money going on other upgrades right now. I bet it wouldn't be logistically easy for some deep bore stations either.

Hopefully it'll become a priority in the not too distant future however as the problem is only going to get worse.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:46 PM   #1986
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A special edition Oyster Card has gone on sale to mark next week's royal wedding.
The electronic smartcard used on London's public transport system features a portrait of the couple and the wedding date of 29 April 2011.

About 750,000 royal wedding Oyster cards will be available from all London Underground and London Overground stations.

The cards were launched in 2003 and now have more than seven million users. The £5 deposit and £5 minimum top-up will apply as normal for the limited edition card. National Rail customers will only be able to get the limited edition card at stations where they can currently get an Oyster card.

The marriage of William's parents, the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, in 1981 was also marked by the transport authority of the day with a special ticket.

Peter Hendy, London's Transport Commissioner, said: "London's transport network will play a key role in helping people travel to the wedding celebrations, so it is appropriate that we commemorate the day with a limited edition Oyster card.

"This is the first time we have produced a limited edition Oyster card and I'm sure they will be a hugely popular souvenir of the day while ensuring Londoners and visitors get the cheapest fares for their journeys."

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said the commemorative Oyster card was a "fabulous memento" of the wedding for both Londoners and visitors.

"I would also recommend the card to the happy couple as the cheapest, easiest way of getting around this city, especially as it bears their resemblance," he said.
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Great, is this the current tube map?
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No, there are more recent at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/14091.aspx
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Yep, the Circle Line is not like that anymore.
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Yep, the Circle Line is not like that anymore.
And not only that, the East London Line doesn't exist anymore and is now part of the Overground (already open).

Woolwich Arsenal station (DLR) is already open.

Blackfriars is closed until 2012 (?) and Northern trains doesn't stop for now at Tottenham Court Rd.
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Pressure mounts on London Underground as wedding approaches

The Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee has written to the Mayor of London asking for a detailed explanation for the severe disruption on the Jubilee Line this week.

The Committee is also seeking assurances that Transport for London (TfL) has taken steps to prevent further disruption and ensure the delivery of the Jubilee line upgrade as promised by June 2011.

Given the number of high profile events in London over the coming months, Royal Wedding, Champions League Final and London Olympics, there is mounting pressure on the quality of the underground transport system.

“Yet again Jubilee Line passengers have experienced severe delays and discomfort as they are forced to struggle to and from work," Val Shawcross AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, said.

“The nature and increasing frequency of these incidents raises serious questions about the ability of TfL and its contractors to ensure this key Olympic transport link is ready to cope with demand during the 2012 Games.”
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