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Old April 29th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #2041
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Why was the East London Line converted to Overground?
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to enable it to run south of New Cross Gate easier and to make it that the Overground will form a box around London.
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Jubilee line upgrade nearing completion

Work to upgrade the Jubilee line in order to provide a faster and more flexible service to commuters continues to gather pace, with plans to close parts of the line over the next two months.

Transport for London (TfL) reports that this will be the final series of weekend closures that are scheduled in order to get more trains running from July.

The dates will primarily affect the northern end of the line between West Hampstead and Stanmore and once the work is complete it is hoped that 5,000 more commuters will be able to use the service every hour.

London Underground Managing Director Mike Brown said: "We know this upgrade has often been difficult and I'd like to thank Londoners and Jubilee line customers for their patience as we approach this final milestone." The closures will take place at weekends between Sunday 15 May and Sunday 26 June.

Record numbers of people are currently using Tube services, with TfL recently reporting that 42 million more people took this form of transport during the financial year ending March 31st 2011 than the previous 12 months.
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New trains?

I feel like this thing is , newer faster, bigger and cleaner too compared to Piccadilly line trains (IMO)

What is the fastest line in LU, you know?
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The Met is the fastest line, though that's more as there's space out in the sticks for the trains to reach top-speed (though A-stock is speed limited to 50mph due to age) before having to slow down for the next station. Most LU trains have the same top-speed, though I think S-stock might be a bit faster, but limited.

The new S-stock trains are smaller than the old A-stock ones (mostly as S-stock will have to navigate the currently C- and D-stock lines that aren't as generous with gauge, but also as A stock has the largest profile of any train in Britain), though are more spacious, with less seats, the walk-through carriages and so on.

Being new, newer and cleaner are givens when comparing trains on the Piccadilly to S-stock. As S-stock is for surface gauge, not tube-gauge, lines they are going to be bigger as there's no point in making trains smaller than they have to be.
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Thanks for the explanation sotonsi, I wouldn't give such a detailed one.
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Cheers sotosi, Thanks for your perfect information

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