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Old October 11th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #2461
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London Underground: Oyster Card top-up locations extended

People who regularly use London's transit system may be pleased to know that the number of locations where they can top up their Oyster Cards has now been increased.

South West Trains has said that all stations in the London Travelcard area will include facilities to add money to the contactless payment cards, Elmbridge Today reports.

This includes Thames Ditton and Hampton Court, which may mean travel is even easier for commuters and tourists.

Andy Pitt from London Travelcard said: "This is a significant improvement for our passengers travelling within the London area and will provide us with an opportunity to offer even more choice."

In August, the Guardian reported that Transport for London had upgraded its journey planning telephone service with the launch of voice recognition technology, which could prove useful to people using any stations served by the Oyster Card.

There is also a text messaging service for even better information about updates.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 09:47 PM   #2462
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I'm really astonished realising there being just a single cable to do the work, i.e., no back-up or secondary one
Never thought I'd see the day putting such a comment to western Europe ... to imagine all that trouble and
--uhm-- detail into the airlining video (buttock-clutching apparel, etc, etc)...

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Old October 13th, 2011, 05:11 PM   #2463
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Cable cars have been around for quite a while.
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Old October 13th, 2011, 06:32 PM   #2464
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Jubilee line upgrade costs revealed as £721million

The Jubilee line upgrade cost £436million more than the original estimated figure - largely due to the flawed public private partnership agreement.

Transport for London has revealed that the signal upgrade, which ran more than 18 months over schedule, cost £721million, compared to the projected figure of £285.3million when the PPP contract was signed in 2002. The bulk of that sum, £614million, was spent on the Canary Wharf-based Tube Lines consortium, which was responsible for carrying out the upgrade.

However, Tube Lines missed the December 31, 2009, deadline for completing the work, while racking up around 150 weekend closures that caused massive inconvenience to residents of east London. The PPP agreement came to an end when TfL spent £310million to take Tube Lines in-house in June 2010, with the upgrade finally completed this July.

Mike Brown, Managing Director of London Underground, said: "The final Jubilee line upgrade cost completely vindicates our decision to end the waste and inefficiency of the PPP and transfer the work to TfL.

"Now we are free of the absurd constraints of the PPP contracts we are able to ensure that future upgrades, including the Northern line, are delivered in a much more efficient and economic way and with far less disruption to Londoners and businesses.

"TfL repeatedly made clear that the PPP was an extremely expensive and completely inefficient way in which to upgrade the Tube.

"Since we took control last summer we have completed the work that the PPP failed to deliver and overall reliability on the line, and across the Tube network as a whole, is now improving. Since the end of July this year, we have been running an extra three Jubilee line trains per hour, providing space for an extra 5,000 passengers."
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Old October 13th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #2465
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Old October 14th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #2468
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Cable cars have been around for quite a while.
Yeah ... meanwhile ... ... ... demoting cable cars to mere semi-cable is the newness that does the telling all on its own (it would probably be more the case of tertiary-cable )
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Old October 14th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #2470
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Them Pictures of the Docklands Light Railway and what part of London look like a American City
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Old October 15th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #2471
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An American city would never have such modern transport infrastructure! ;-)
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Old October 15th, 2011, 01:56 AM   #2472
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They all get paid loads though, maybe except for nurses
No maybe about it. I've worked as a nurse in the UK and here in Aus and earn more than double what I earned back in the UK only a few years ago.
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DLR might have to be renamed in the future.
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DLR might have to be renamed in the future.
Why? Its primary purpose remains to serve the Royal and West India Docks.
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Old October 15th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #2475
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Do the new DLR trains have A/C?
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Old October 15th, 2011, 11:12 PM   #2476
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Why? Its primary purpose remains to serve the Royal and West India Docks.
At least if it expands a lot beyond the Docklands.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 02:28 AM   #2477
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I think it needs Lines now. It's too big to be one system. Bankisham line anyone>
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Old October 17th, 2011, 11:16 PM   #2478
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Old October 18th, 2011, 01:40 AM   #2479
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I think it needs Lines now. It's too big to be one system. Bankisham line anyone>
Yeah, at least two, it already looks messy. Docklands and City for the Bank-CW-Lewisham/Woolwich services? Eastern Line for the rest? (sounds lame even though we have a northern and central line).

On a more general point there are too many brands now on London's transport, it's ridiculous. We have 2 threads showcasing 6 branded networks. The DLR and/or overground should just come under the tube system. Many other systems just integrate light-rail lines into the metro network (e.g. Barcelona), they don't create a whole separate brand for it. In London this is even more important because of the way our urban rail network is organised. Really, it's tube/metro, regional rail/S-bah/rer/etc and trams. No need for more.

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Old October 18th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #2480
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