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Old March 10th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #2741
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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:34 AM   #2742
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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.
That is one real advantage, but I think the most important advantage of driverless trains is that they never go on strike.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 09:51 AM   #2743
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if there has to be for safety reason a train manager, I can guarantee you these can go on strike.

Same with the people working in the control room of the automatic trains, thay can go on strike.

So there is always a human factor involved, meaning they can go on strike
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Old March 12th, 2012, 10:17 AM   #2744
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if there has to be for safety reason a train manager, I can guarantee you these can go on strike.

Same with the people working in the control room of the automatic trains, thay can go on strike.

So there is always a human factor involved, meaning they can go on strike
And since they work on the tube I think that's a given...
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Old March 15th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #2745
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Virgin Media wins London Underground wi-fi contract

Virgin Media has won the contract to provide wi-fi to the London Underground.

The contract is only for ticket offices, escalators and platforms because it would have required major construction work to have added connectivity to the network's tunnels.

From July 2012 all Tube passengers will initially be able to connect to the internet for free. After the Olympic and Paralympic Games it will be a pay-as-you-go service.

Virgin Media's mobile and broadband customers will be offered continued access as part of their subscriptions. Other non-paying users will be limited to a site showing online travel information.

The firm said it intended to introduce wi-fi to 80 stations by the summer, and by up to 120 stations by the end of the year.

The company's chief executive, Neil Berkett, said: "We'll help people make the most of the city and will continue to evolve the service, ensuring everyone can benefit from a service London will be proud of."

Transport for London (TfL) estimates that four million people use the Tube every day.

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Old March 16th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #2746
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Old March 16th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #2747
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Old March 17th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #2748
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Morgan Sindall awarded Tube cooling project

Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £9 million contract by London Underground. The project involves creating a system to cool the platform areas at Green Park Tube Station and will involve the installation of eight air handling units on the platforms.

The work is taking place on an ‘accelerated timescale’ in order to meet the Summer deadline, when extra numbers of passengers are expected to use the Underground network.

Jag Paddam, managing director of Infrastructure at Morgan Sindall, says:

“We are delighted to have been awarded this project. Morgan Sindall has previously worked on similar Cooling the Tube projects for London Underground and we will be applying this past experience to ensure this project is completed on time and for the benefit of the travelling public.”

Morgan Sindall said the design work is underway and the project is due for completion in Summer 2012.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 01:56 AM   #2749
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#Post 2448 - I dare anyone to not think of Massive Attack during the scenes where they have meetings about the overly-sensitive doors on the new stock.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #2750
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Old March 18th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #2751
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So, how much alleviation to the Olympic crush might this atmospheric mode of transport end up yielding?
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Old March 19th, 2012, 12:44 AM   #2752
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So, how much alleviation to the Olympic crush might this atmospheric mode of transport end up yielding?
Do I detect some sarcasm? The answer is really not much. As a cable car system, its throughput per hour isn't that high, and it links a relatively small part of London's population to the Olympic site.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #2753
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Some? Much! for my question's rhetorical ... I don't anticipate any commuter riding it, much like none was to be seen in the following one filmed
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I said for MASS TRANSIT!!!
Merely because of the Olympic proportions to the extensiveness of Brazil's own example, this mode even solicits being categorised mass transit.

Nothing recognisable in following the progress of this installation of London's in this very thread
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 12:51 AM   #2754
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It will be able to carry 2500 thousand passengers an hour but I don't really think that would make a difference to London's rush hour. Besides, this won't probably be used as a daily transport.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 05:54 PM   #2755
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 10:00 PM   #2756
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It's good to see that they are doing some drastic moves to enhance the service of the Central and Circle lines. But they seem to be affected by a capacity that are not intended for the numbers of passengers they're having.

Great videos btw.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 07:11 PM   #2757
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It's good to see that they are doing some drastic moves to enhance the service of the Central and Circle lines. But they seem to be affected by a capacity that are not intended for the numbers of passengers they're having.

Great videos btw.
Crossrail will go some significant way in relieving that problem.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #2758
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How must've TfL made revenue (on its staff?) through some recruitment agency?

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