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Old July 9th, 2011, 03:41 PM   #2281
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Thanks. I knew it was only in 'extreme' stations with warnings like 'there are 300 steps' or something like this.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #2282
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One week left to push for extra district line trains in rush hour, residents warned

Hard-pressed commuters in Putney and Southfields who want extra rush hour trains on the District Line only have one week left to persuade tube bosses they are vitally needed. Earlier this year London Underground chiefs unveiled proposals to provide an extra five morning rush hour trains on the Wimbledon Line.

The plan is to discontinue the poorly used weekday services to Olympia. But since then residents and businesses near Olympia have been campaigning against the changes and are said to be on the brink of forcing a rethink.

The public consultation concludes next Friday - July 15 - and people who want to see the changes implemented are being advised to act now. Wandsworth's transport spokesman Councillor Russell King says residents who want the extra trains have only one week left to speak out if they want to make sure their views are not overlooked.

He said: "Time is running out for people living in Putney and Southfields who want to see these service improvements delivered. The campaign by residents and businesses in Olympia is on the verge of overturning London Underground's original intentions so it is absolutely vital that passengers who want these extra trains speak out now."

People who want to take part in the consultation can email [email protected] marking it 'Olympia District line consultation' or call Transport for London's customer services hotline on 0845 330 9880 between 8am and 8pm seven days a week. Comments can also be left on the TfL website at www.tfl.gov.uk/districtlineconsultation or in writing to LU's Customer Service Centre, 55 Broadway, London SW1H 0BD.

Commuters can also sign an online petition set up by the council backing the extra trains. To do so visit http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/...on-branch.html Coun King added: "People living south of the river need to inundate London Underground with as many messages of support for the changes as possible."

The District Line service to Olympia is used by less than 2,500 people a day, but causes delays to all other services through Earl's Court.

Introducing the proposed changes would provide capacity for an additional 4,000 people on the Wimbledon line in the morning peak and an extra 800 people to Ealing Broadway in the evening.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 04:57 AM   #2283
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As we're in a democracy my opinion on things like this is, the option that helps the most people should be the option that is used. And if we look at the patronage of stations on the Olympia branch vs the Wimbledon branch...

Kensington Olympia

2010 1.290 million

Vs...

West Brompton

2009 3.715 million

Fulham Broadway

2010 9.300 million

Parsons Green

2009 5.450 million

Putney Bridge

2009 5.648 million

and so on...

IMO this is long overdue. The Olympia branch has ridiculously low usage for a station in Zone 2 and should be removed for the sake of the rest of the line.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #2284
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What has happened in recent years is the opening of stations on the West London Line at West Brompton and Shepherd's Bush. So even with the closure of the Olympia stub, people using that station would still have single-change options for travelling into the city. It would be harder for them to travel West, but the all round improvements for other commuters if the stub to Olympia is closed are pretty clear.
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London underground Oyster card revolution?

Welcome news for London commuters could see Oyster card ‘overcharging’ cut for tube journeys.

Around £60 million swelled the coffers of transport bosses in 2010, raised by levying the maximum fare of £6 on commuters who failed to tap out when a journey was finished. This year £7.20 is the new maximum fare.

But now changes may be on the cards, though Transport for London is staying tight-lipped at present. One scheme under consideration called ‘automatic journey complete’ can complete a regular journey made by the user who fails to tap out. It is similar to a system already in use for when large crowds pass through turnstiles.

How often this would happen or if there will be a limit is undecided at present. The figure of £60m claimed by critics as the cost of the problem is disputed by TfL. It claims that £14m was raised by levying the maximum fare on incomplete journeys, adding that the number of incomplete journeys is falling.

“We are developing the technology,” a TfL spokeswoman told London24."We are working on a technological solution which we hope to introduce later this year to tackle the issue of incomplete journeys, which affect just 2 per cent of the 7.5 million weekly Oyster pay as you go journeys on the TfL network.”But the spokeswoman denied the £60m raised last year was a result of an ‘overcharging’ error.

Failure by Tube travellers to use properly their Oyster cards comprised most of the £60m, she insisted. The issue of alleged overcharging of Tube users has been pursued by the Liberal Democrats in the London Assembly.

“The current level of overcharging is totally unacceptable. There is something very seriously wrong when each and every week of the year Londoners are ripped off by more than £1 million,” said Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, who chairs the transport committee. It is vital that TfL and the Mayor find a solution to stop so many passengers being ripped off.”
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London Underground raises Tube staff pay offer

London Underground (LU) has increased its pay offer for workers to a 4.75% rise this year, which compares with 4.5% in its last offer.

The five-year deal would see workers receiving pay rises of inflation plus 0.25% for each of the subsequent years. LU said the offer, which would run through next year's Olympic Games was "very fair and affordable".

Union sources said the latest offer would be considered before any response was given. LU also gave a further guarantee that should deflation occur, staff would be guaranteed a minimum 0.25% pay increase each year.

It said it had also sought to meet some of the unions' suggestions by making the system for allocating shifts on Bank Holidays more responsive to local need and by making it easier for qualified drivers on career breaks to return to work.

LU's chief operating officer Howard Collins said: "We met with the unions today and have made what we believe is a very fair and affordable multi-year pay offer to the trade unions that will enable our employees' salaries to keep pace with the cost of living and guarantees an increase in real terms over the life of the deal.

"At the same time it is realistic given the current economic situation and the pressure on Transport for London's finances."
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Parts of Circle and District lines to be suspended for 4 weeks

Upgrade works to improve the reliability of service, renew old infrastructure, and prepare for new trains are set to take place on one of the oldest sections of the Tube.

It will mean that the District and Circle lines will be suspended between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road from 23 July to 23 August. Throughout the closure, various transport options will be available for passengers wishing to access the area.

Bayswater station is within easy walking distance of Queensway on the Central line, which will remain open throughout. In addition to local buses, passengers for High Street Kensington will still be able to access the station via District line trains from Earl’s Court or Circle line trains from Gloucester Road. Passengers for Notting Hill Gate will be able to access the station via the Central line.

Passengers for Paddington and Edgware Road will be able to use the Bakerloo line, and passengers for Baker Street will be able to use the Bakerloo and Jubilee lines.

The works will include track and drainage renewal and enabling works to accommodate the new longer air-conditioned trains (from six carriages to seven – with room for an additional 143 passengers per train), which will start operating on the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines from the end of 2012.

They will also include power upgrade works to support the new trains coming into service.Signal and track failures make up around 70% of the delays between Notting Hill Gate and Paddington as the poor condition of drainage means that excess water results in track circuits failing and therefore leads to signal failures.

The block closure means that the work can be carried out during a quieter period on the network, when around 25,000 fewer passengers a day use the District and Circle lines between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road.

Completing the work using weekend track closures only would mean at least 20 weekend closures spread across six months or more.

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Farringdon Underground/Thameslink station

Can anyone point me at the plans for what Farringdon Underground/Thameslink station will be like when they've finished?
I only remember seeing stuff about the Farringdon Crossrail.
Will the Cowcross street remain entrance only at peak time like it is now for ever? What will the new facade on Turnmill Street look like?
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Farringdon will have everything: Tube, National Rail, Thameslink and Crossrail.
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Maybe I'm being thick - what National Rail will it have apart from Thameslink?
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Maybe I'm being thick - what National Rail will it have apart from Thameslink?
No you're not being thick. It will have great connections mind you.
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