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Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:03 PM   #2721
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I've always wondered what those tunnels were! Thanks for letting us know! (Finally something useful on this thread )
LOL, what are you trying to say?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 01:46 PM   #2722
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I've always wondered what those tunnels were!
They work for escape as well
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:24 PM   #2723
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Aha! that was some wild-looking photo too Is any of those ventilation ducts equipped with any fan?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:54 PM   #2724
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Aha! that was some wild-looking photo too Is any of those ventilation ducts equipped with any fan?
portonuts Is operating a paperfan 24-7
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Old February 24th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #2725
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what the cable car is for?
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Old February 26th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #2726
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what the cable car is for?
Tourish, Just showing off Canary Wharf really and the Dome
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Old February 28th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #2727
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Johnson Pledges Push for Driverless London Tube, Standard Says

London Mayor Boris Johnson pledged to push through plans to automate the city’s Underground rail network, doing away with the need for drivers, if he wins a second term in May, the Evening Standard newspaper reported.

Johnson said in an interview with the Standard published today that he’s prepared to take on rail unions that have disrupted services on the Underground, known as the Tube, with strikes. The Docklands Light Railway already runs driverless trains.

“I don’t want to sound confrontational but if there’s going to have to be a fight over this then I’m the person that can do it,” Johnson told the newspaper. “The revenue that comes into the DLR from automation, from making sure that you don’t have personnel doing things that are unnecessary, greatly exceeds the cost of running it. And you can use that revenue to invest in new systems. I want to be the Mayor who delivers that.”

Recent polls for the Standard have shown the race for mayor between Johnson, a member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives, and his Labour Party opponent, former Mayor Ken Livingstone, is too close to call.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #2728
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Old February 29th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #2729
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Yikes .. that's going to cause quite a stir and likely a few more strikes. How much can they save from labour costs? I recall the Piccadilly Line alone has a budget of several billion pounds a year, but what percentage of that would go to driver salaries?
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #2730
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According to a recent BBC documentary on the tube the annual budget for the entire Underground is £4bn (half comes from ticket sales and half from Borrowing and the Government) over £1bn of that is investment to upgrade it and salaries make up about £4m a day (£1.46bn a year). Not sure how accurate those figures are but clearly salaries are a major element and the drivers are the higher paid of the various groups of employees who recently negotiated a pay deal that will see their pay exceed £50k a year if news reports are to be believed.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #2731
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LOL, what are you trying to say?
Flooding of news stories that generate no disucssion by a one Portonuts. Same with all the London threads, compare to say some of the Paris threads where real discussion takes place. I personally only ever come to the London threads if I see the last poster wasn't Portonuts.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #2732
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #2733
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the Paris threads where real discussion takes place
If you're referring to the metro one, I wouldn't ascribe as much realness to it as you appear to be
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According to a recent BBC documentary on the tube the annual budget for the entire Underground is £4bn (half comes from ticket sales and half from Borrowing and the Government) over £1bn of that is investment to upgrade it and salaries make up about £4m a day (£1.46bn a year). Not sure how accurate those figures are but clearly salaries are a major element and the drivers are the higher paid of the various groups of employees who recently negotiated a pay deal that will see their pay exceed £50k a year if news reports are to be believed.
Well, but I won't make that of a difference. The real advantage of driverless trains, is that due to better signaling systems etc. this gives a lot higher capacity in the system. I think that is the "real" advantage, given the price of installing these systems (and only slow impact on nubmer of driver, because there will still be a "train manager like on the DLR"), it doesn't make that much of a difference.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 01:21 PM   #2735
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Flooding of news stories that generate no disucssion by a one Portonuts. Same with all the London threads, compare to say some of the Paris threads where real discussion takes place. I personally only ever come to the London threads if I see the last poster wasn't Portonuts.
If there was a Facebook-type 'Like' button I would have used it for your post.

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New BBC series.

Has anybody else (mainly in the UK) been watching this interesting series - Monday 2100 on BBC Two?

So far it's dealt with station staff having to deal with drunk and/or violent passengers - or simply those that have fallen asleep and ended up at the line's terminus, ticket inspectors, fare evasion, track maintenance and the arrival on the Metropolitan Line of the new 'S' stock.

(You see - it's not too hard to post a link and try to start a discussion, is it? )
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Old March 1st, 2012, 01:38 PM   #2736
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loved the new stock! not so keen on the vomiting lol! have enjoyed both the first 2 programs! its such a huge organisation and you got the impression some of the day to day operation was a bit "wing and a prayer"!!!
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Old March 1st, 2012, 06:37 PM   #2737
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Yeah I loving this show too. Getting round London would be a nightmare without the tube think alot of people don't understand this fact.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 08:59 AM   #2739
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If you're referring to the metro one, I wouldn't ascribe as much realness to it as you appear to be
At least if someone posts something it is generally theirs and they generate discussion, albeit by 3 or 4 people, but makes it interesting. As opposed to here where there is little discussion.
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I don't see heart-wrenching squealing ever amounting to discussion
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