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Old May 18th, 2011, 11:49 AM   #2101
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Is it possible to reduce the number of videos to news-related ones? I open this thread always hoping to find actual stuff about the LU, not to watch videos which i can find on youtube as well.
I agree.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 12:39 PM   #2102
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^Concur. Just add the videos to your previous post using the edit button, surely?
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Old May 18th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #2103
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Is it possible to reduce the number of videos to news-related ones? I open this thread always hoping to find actual stuff about the LU, not to watch videos which i can find on youtube as well. Thanks in forward!
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Old May 18th, 2011, 04:04 PM   #2104
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Reluctantly agree. Perhaps a new thread dedicated to your train videos?
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Old May 19th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #2105
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Reluctantly agree. Perhaps a new thread dedicated to your train videos?
That's what a YouTube channel is for.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 09:33 AM   #2106
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Well I happen to enjoy seeing the videos; it's the main reason I keep coming back to the thread. But I guess if it bothers other people I can just search for them on Youtube.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 03:58 PM   #2107
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Gun police to patrol the Underground to counter terror threat

Armed police will start routine patrols on trains and the London Underground to counter the rising threat of a terrorist attack on the transport system. The first are expected this year, with regular operations beginning in time for the 2012 Olympics.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce approval next week for plans to arm the British Transport Police. The move, agreed with the Home Secretary, comes amid growing fears of a Mumbai-style terror raid on railway and Tube stations.

The decision means the BTP will have its own unit of armed officers, expected to be about 100 strong, and need no longer rely on asking the Met for support. Armed officers from other forces were deployed on transport patrols for about two months after the 7/7 terror attack on the Underground in 2005.

The new unit will be based at key rail stations in London but also deployed for occasional patrols on the Underground. Officers will have a fleet of armed response cars and will carry Heckler and Koch MP5 carbines and Glock 9mm self-loading pistols. Last year John Yates, Britain's most senior anti-terrorism officer, warned that police need more powerful weapons to deal with the possibility of a Mumbai-style attack involving multiple gunmen armed with machine guns.

His call led to a review of the weapons carried by forces and the adoption of high-powered rifles capable of penetrating body armour. Nearly 200 people were killed in the Indian city in 2008 when gunmen attacked hotels and the main railway stations. Security analyst Paul Beaver said: "Circumstances in the Tube are much more complex than the street. Training must be much more vigorous. In the run-up to the Olympics this shows they are taking the threat very seriously."

The move will be the first time since the Second World War that armed BTP officers patrol the Underground network as a matter of routine.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 10:33 PM   #2108
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DLR upgrades 'ready for the Olympics'

Passengers using the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) as part of their travel plans during the 2012 Olympics will find the service has been extended, following a successful upgrade.

The project was completed on time and on budget, according to Transport for London (TfL) - with new three-car trains being added to the route between Tower Gateway and Beckton.

It is estimated 70,000 travellers are set to use the service each day during next year's Games. In addition, platforms have been lengthened and track and signalling improvements have been carried out under the £325 million project, while a new station has been constructed at South Quay.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "The 50 per cent increase in capacity and longer platforms to accommodate them have been delivered bang on time and more than a year ahead of the 2012 Games."

Meanwhile, Olympic Delivery Authority Director of Transport Hugh Sumner added that the improved service will allow communities to stay better connected "long after" the commencement of the event. TfL and developer Treasury Holdings this week announced a public consultation into plans to extend the Northern Line to Battersea Power Station.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 03:17 AM   #2109
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The videos should remain as they are, it's the only thing that keeps this thread going!
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 03:24 AM   #2110
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i love the videos! as a non london forumer i love these insights! keep them up!
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 11:00 PM   #2111
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Tube upgrades 'will benefit UK economy'

An essential programme of work is underway on the London Underground system in order to ensure it is able to cope with increased capacity.

Transport for London has warned that commuters should check before they travel to find out whether any part of their route is being disrupted by the work. The project is deemed as vital to cope with the growing population of the city by delivering more trains and faster, more frequent and reliable services.

In addition, many of the Tube carriages will feature air conditioning following the upgrades, while capacity will be increased by 30 per cent - with the department hoping this will help support economic growth. As well as the Underground, passengers are advised to check any Overground or Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services they regularly use, as some of these routes will also be affected.

Earlier in the month, it was announced that the DLR's three-car upgrade has been completed on time and within budget, meaning it will be able to serve commuters during the London Olympic Games.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:17 AM   #2119
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Hey Porto do you think you could put in a title for the videos you are linking to so people know what they are clicking on?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 05:04 AM   #2120
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Picture album of one of the S Stock's first runs to Aldgate and back.
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