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Old April 25th, 2011, 01:35 AM   #2021
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Hey Porto!! do you know which LU line got new trains/carriages?
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Old April 25th, 2011, 02:43 AM   #2022
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@sotonsi: it's still only one day, whereas the Olympics will last for 2 weeks and the number of passengers will probably increase as days go on because the finals are usually the most sought after events.
I think you didn't read my post properly - Friday is likely to see more traffic than any day during the Olympics (which is a whole month if you add the Paraolympics), simply as the Olympic bid basically said "It's in August, traffic numbers are down anyway, the Olympics will bring them back up to regular amounts and focus them on Stratford, so we'll make sure the planned Jubilee and Central line upgrades happen by then just to make sure that we can cope, which we should be able to anyway". And you ignore that Friday is Friday, rather than 16 months away, wasn't a lot of notice given and sandwiched between engineering works. The complaints going "make sure the tube is working for the Wedding" were because the Jubilee had some problems last week, as they rush to get the line done with 14 months to spare before the Olympics.

I think that you are a little obsessed with the Olympics and getting everything sorted - it was pretty much sorted a few years ago and the works on the tube are more to make the tube remain adequate for everyday usage in the years to come, but those that serve the area around the Olympic Park got prioritized to make sure London looks good.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 10:46 AM   #2023
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Hey Porto!! do you know which LU line got new trains/carriages?
In order of new-ness... Note that the year normally denotes the year of the prototype, so in reality the trains are newer than the year suggests (more than 5 years in some cases).

S8 stock (Metropolitan Line) - Delivery phase still
2009 Stock (Victoria Line) - Delivery phase still (complete this Summer)
1996 Stock (Jubilee Line)
1995 Stock (Northern Line)
1992 Stock (Central Line)
D78 Stock (District Line) - 1978
C77 Stock (Circle, H&C, and District Lines) - 1977
1973 Stock (Piccadilly Line)
1972 MkII Stock (Bakerloo Line)
1967 Stock (Victoria Line) - Will be withdrawn by this Summer
C69 Stock (Circle, H&C, and District Lines) - 1969
A60 Stock (Metropolitan Line) - 1960

All trains before the 1992 Stock have been refurbished, the 1992 Stock refurb program is just starting. When the A60 fleet have been replaced by S8, S7 will start delivery to replace the C69 / C77 then finally the D78, leaving the Bakerloo 1972 MkII as the oldest trains.
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@sotonsi: I understand your point of view, it's okay.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 06:40 PM   #2025
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Old April 25th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #2026
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London Turns Subway Commuting Into a Game

Regular commuters on London's Underground rail network have now got a new incentive for keeping their journeys short: a social network that turns the Tube into a game. It's called Chromaroma, and it's easy to play.

Pretty much everyone in London already has an Oyster card - an RFID-enabled smart card that they can top up with credit, and use to travel anywhere by Tube or bus. It's the cheapest and most convenient way of getting around.

Now the people in charge of Oyster have opened up access to travel data, and Chromaroma is a result.

When you sign up, you can choose whether to join the Red, Green, Blue or Yellow team. Your team gets points for swiping Oyster cards at Tube stations. Swipes mean points, and points mean rewards. Teams can win and lose ownership of stations.

Regular players might even be tempted to break one of the Tube's greatest taboos, and talk to strangers on trains, in the hope of recruiting new members for their team. You never know. There's much more to it than that, though. Delve deeper and you'll find time trials, extra missions (for your team or just for you) as well as incentives for taking healthy options like walking some of the way instead.

Could Chromaroma change the way Londoners commute? Possibly, but it's going to need some co-operation from the city's employers first. Saying "Sorry I'm late, I had to check in for my Chromaroma points," probably isn't going to go down well as an excuse for being late for work. Unless your boss plays the game too, of course...
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@Tubeman thanks for this perfect answer. I hope 2009 Stock (Victoria Line) will have air conditioning
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Old April 26th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #2028
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It doesn't, though the carriages have better air flow. There's no room for air con in the deep tunnel lines.
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So it's Mornington Crescent then? Hope they've got the correct rules built into the app.
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Well, Mornington Crescent is a much older game but they certainly took some inspiration from it.
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@Tubeman thanks for this perfect answer. I hope 2009 Stock (Victoria Line) will have air conditioning
Hope? The 2009 Stock have been in service for over a year now... In fact two days ago was the first time the entire Victoria line service was operated by them!
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In fact two days ago was the first time the entire Victoria line service was operated by them!
Is the replacement complete then? If so, such great news.
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Travel advice for the Royal Wedding


A large number of people are expected in central London on Friday for the Royal Wedding celebrations so TFL have issued some travel advice.

London's transport commissioner Peter Hendy, said: "We are working with our partners to ensure that everyone can get around safely and easily, and that people not involved with the celebrations can continue to move around the city with the minimum of disruption.

"All Tube lines will be running and our bus and streets teams will be working flat-out to make sure that the closures and diversions needed are managed smoothly. The whole of TfL is focussed on helping to ensure that a great day is had by all."

The following travel information is being given to those coming to the area or intending to travel through central London on the day:

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All Tube lines will be running, with no planned engineering work affecting services during the day.

All of the stations close to the route of the procession will be open on the day, including Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo, Westminster, Hyde Park Corner and Green Park.

The lifts at Green Park are currently being refurbished and will not be available on the day. The nearest station with a lift is Westminster. Watford and Croxley stations will not have a train service after 8pm on the evening, although replacement buses will operate.

A queuing system will be in place for access to London Underground station at Victoria. A similar system may be in place for access to the Network Rail station at Charing Cross.

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Is the replacement complete then? If so, such great news.
Not yet, still a few more to go.
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Hopefully so, rolling stock is probably the 'heart' of the Tube system.
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London transport braced for Royal Wedding crowds

Huge crowds are expected to make their way into the centre of London tomorrow to catch a glimpse of Kate and William as they tie the knot and generally get involved in the celebrations planned for the big day.

In preparation for this, Transport for London has been working with the government, the police and Westminster Council to make sure that the capital’s transport system will run as smoothly as possible.

Peter Hendy, commissioner for transport, said travel systems would work flat out to ensure that everyone coming to the event would be able to do so with the minimum amount of fuss. He also assured those going about their everyday business that they would be able to do so with minimum disruption.

The London Underground will be running a Saturday service, but all lines will be open. All tube stations will also be open, including those which are close to the route the couple will take between Westminster and the Palace. There are however likely to be some delays at Victoria where the authorities plan to operate a queuing system. London Underground has also said it will close stations if overcrowding poses a danger.

A number of roads around the route of the royal procession will be closed to traffic or have parking restrictions applied. The procession route which includes the Mall, Whitehall, Parliament Square and Horse Guard’s will also be closed as of 5.30am.

Transport bosses have promised to open all routes as soon as possible following the procession, but motorists are being advised not to venture into the centre of London on Friday.
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Well, Mornington Crescent is a much older game but they certainly took some inspiration from it.
More like a RFID version of FourSquare
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