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Old July 15th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #2301
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32tph in each direction SSLs, 24tph Thameslink, 24tph Crossrail - 160 trains arriving and departing the station each peak hour - not bad for 6 platforms!
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Old July 15th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #2302
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Old July 15th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #2303
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Old July 15th, 2011, 10:33 PM   #2304
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32tph in each direction SSLs, 24tph Thameslink, 24tph Crossrail - 160 trains arriving and departing the station each peak hour - not bad for 6 platforms!
Won't it be the busiest interchange station in London with all these services?
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Old July 16th, 2011, 05:18 PM   #2305
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Old July 16th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #2306
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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?
I eventually found the answer to my first question: Turnmill Street entrance
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Old July 17th, 2011, 06:52 AM   #2307
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Old July 17th, 2011, 10:53 PM   #2308
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How come hearing the jet-like sound of an approaching train emanating from the tunnel is no longer all that distinct? Do their subterranean approaches indeed sound different nowadays? (That supposedly chic-sounding female announcer's intonations are aggravating, no? Plus, how come the authority's made her so wordy too )
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Old July 18th, 2011, 12:38 AM   #2309
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I find no difference at all. I would say it could be the new rolling stock but that isn't the case on that one.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #2310
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Old July 18th, 2011, 05:26 PM   #2311
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Old July 18th, 2011, 06:18 PM   #2312
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Narrow and scary - I would be afraid to use such a station
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Old July 18th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #2313
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It makes me wonder how the wedge of earth between the twin tunnels never got to collapsing when bored through
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Old July 18th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #2314
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Narrow and scary - I would be afraid to use such a station
There's only 2 island-platform stations in the LU if I'm not mistaken.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 11:42 PM   #2315
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It makes me wonder how the wedge of earth between the twin tunnels never got to collapsing when bored through
Perhaps there's isn't one and we just assume so because there's two tunnel entrances?
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Old July 18th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #2316
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There's only 2 island-platform stations in the LU if I'm not mistaken.
There's lots of island platforms, but only two that narrow - there were more on the old C&SLR, but Stockwell and Euston went with the Victoria line and Angel with the 90s upgrade. The other stations either closed, or weren't like that.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 02:55 AM   #2317
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I like the layout of the Claphams. It's a novelty when you first go to one of them.

Tbh, I think the gap between the train and the platform at Bank (Central line) EB is more dangerous.
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How come hearing the jet-like sound of an approaching train emanating from the tunnel is no longer all that distinct? Do their subterranean approaches indeed sound different nowadays? (That supposedly chic-sounding female announcer's intonations are aggravating, no? Plus, how come the authority's made her so wordy too )
I think the noise of the trains entering the station is less noticeable as the track has been replaced with Continuous welded rail with no joints. On the other hand, the welded rail results in some interesting sound qualities... At the NB Victoria line platforms at Stockwell you can hear nearly the entire journey of the train from Brixton through the rails...
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Old July 19th, 2011, 07:40 AM   #2319
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Perhaps there's isn't one and we just assume so because there's two tunnel entrances?
No - those are two tubes. The tunnel is most likely in London Blue Clay - although there's not much of it south of the river. London Blue Clay is very much like chalk, easy to tunnel through, stable and impermeable. It is found mainly north of the river between around 15 and 70 metres below the surface. This is why most of the deep level tube is north of the river and why it is at such deep level.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 10:40 AM   #2320
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I like the layout of the Claphams. It's a novelty when you first go to one of them.

Tbh, I think the gap between the train and the platform at Bank (Central line) EB is more dangerous.
I'd agree with you there. That gap is just begging for someone to fall down it, I'm surprised that it doesn't happen on a regular basis.
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