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Old July 19th, 2011, 11:41 AM   #2321
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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 grew up a stone's throw from Clapham North station. To me, the Claphams were the norm (and not in the least scary) whilst everywhere else seemed the exception.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 08:59 PM   #2322
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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.
Thanks, I thought the tracks could go side by side and we just couldn't see that.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:23 AM   #2323
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the slam-door livery's too much, whose idea must it be?

I really love this cool effect (3'41")
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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:37 AM   #2324
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CO/CP stock featured!



I'm such a sucker for vintage photos or footage

A positive conductor rail and a negative conductor rail
I thought the centre rail was for lighting and heating while the outer one, traction
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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:39 AM   #2325
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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:41 AM   #2326
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Ms 5FT Nothing

...use 18,000 miles of that stuff every year
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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:45 AM   #2327
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Cravens '60s stock also featured



I'm not sure if this one be Part 4 of 4

Nudge-free elbow room for passengers
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Old July 20th, 2011, 04:55 PM   #2328
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Lovely vintage clips. How were the trains controlled back then? Now they have these 'command centres' with huge computer screens but how about in the 50s and before that?
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #2329
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Signalling is covered in Part 2.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 02:27 AM   #2330
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Marc beats Tube Challenge

Manchester man, Marc Gawley, has visited all 270 London Underground stations in under 17 hours, setting a new world record.

The challenge has strict rules and is verified by the Guinness book of records. Marc, who has a physics degree from Oxford University, completed his tube day tour in 16 hours, 29 minutes and 57 seconds.

33 year old Marc is a management consultant and used his skills, both managerial and mathematical, to work out the shortest and fastest route. He had to call at every station, so long as the train stops, it counts.

The Tube Challenge started back in 1959.

Marc slashed 15 minutes off the previous record. On the journey he made videos showing times and stations signs.
http://www.rail.co/2011/07/20/marc-b...ube-challenge/
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Old July 21st, 2011, 05:17 PM   #2331
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Old July 21st, 2011, 05:39 PM   #2332
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@Porto When will LU tube stocks get A/C? Do you know anything about it?

Some pics of London Underground Stations

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The first two aren't London Underground, and neither are the last two.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 06:30 PM   #2334
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The first two aren't London Underground, and neither are the last two.
Are you kidding me? So, can you tell me what they are?
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Old July 21st, 2011, 07:00 PM   #2335
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Main line stations in London.

Also the first one is St Pancras, not Kings Cross.
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It says so right under the pictures: King's cross (1), St Pancras (2), and Waterloo Station (3 & 4). While there are Underground stations with the same names (Kings Cross St Pancras, which is one Underground station, and Waterloo), these pictures are of the mainline railway stations.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 07:37 AM   #2338
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It says so right under the pictures: King's cross (1), St Pancras (2), and Waterloo Station (3 & 4). While there are Underground stations with the same names (Kings Cross St Pancras, which is one Underground station, and Waterloo), these pictures are of the mainline railway stations.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 10:20 AM   #2339
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Innovative London tube map gets an app

A new London underground map that accurately shows routes and distances between stations is being turned into an app. A squigglier version of the London tube map, designed by Mark Noad, aims to provide travellers with a street level perspective and will soon be available to purchase as an app on the iPhone and the Android for 59p.

Mark initially posted the map on www.london-tubemap.com after it received a lot of attention. He decided to incorporate the map into a new app, with the help of developers Operandi, and aims to have it on sale in the next few weeks. Mark said, “As with the website, the first version of the app will be very simple just showing the map. You can zoom and scroll and there is a link to the website.”

The app and the website will shortly be adding further layers to the map, which will allow users to access more information including: zones, disabled access, walking shortcuts and times between stations. Mark believes that a major criticism of the original diagram, first designed by Harry Beck as far back as 1931, is that it bears little or no relation to London at street level.

Mark said, “My intention was to create a map that is easier for people to use who are not familiar with London and to help them relate the underground system more easily to London at street level.This was as a result of friends from overseas telling me how confusing they found the official map. Judging from the feedback, a lot of Londoners have also warmed to it.”

The designer was keen to point out that the new map is not intended to act as a replacement to the official version but that it is merely there to provide another perspective. A recent survey by London newspaper the Metro recently revealed that as many as 30% of passengers could be missing out on quicker ways to get to their destination because of the old tube map.

A spokesperson for Transport for London told Reuters: “The much-loved (original) design is clear, simple and easy to read. Its aim is to help customers travel across the capital on the tube and is not supposed to be used as a street guide.”
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