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Old July 28th, 2012, 04:01 AM   #2861
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Thanks, great show.

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Building The London Underground | Big, Bigger, Biggest | Channel 5
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 08:39 PM   #2862
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Olympic champion takes medal on tube



A newly-crowned Olympic fencing champion proved he hasn't let fame go his head when taking his medal home on the tube.

Venezuela's Ruben Limardo gave his fellow travellers a sight to remember when boarding the Jubilee line with his prize around his neck.

A beaming Limardo posed for photos as he stood in the carriage on the London underground.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 10:39 PM   #2863
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^ I love those type of moments
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Old August 7th, 2012, 03:11 AM   #2864
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http://www.theatlanticcities.com/com...y-potter/2710/ Got this bit of infor over on the LA Metro Subway system so Iam posting it over here.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 02:51 AM   #2866
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Old August 8th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #2867
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"What No First Class, Where does one put his Butler. What,What ?
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Old August 9th, 2012, 01:03 AM   #2868
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"What No First Class, Where does one put his Butler. What,What ?
It's probably his first time on a tube train. He would have done a double take when he realised they didn't run on steam.

I can see him in the Commons tomorrow: "We will go Back to Basics and back to the glory of the 19th century; I hearby announce a Common Sense return to steam trains on the tube! I also wish to bring more competition to the tube by privatising each carriage on the train as a separate company, each charging their own independently set boarding fee via the newly reintroduced slam doors thus ensuring a far superior travel experience for the oiks, er... I mean commuters".
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Old August 9th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #2869
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i'm sorry but london tube cars are too narrow and small.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #2870
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i'm sorry but london tube cars are too narrow and small.
No they're not. They fit pretty damn snuggly into the tunnels.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #2871
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The tubes were engineered when people were generally smaller, face it ... I can't think of anywhere outside Great Britain where such a narrow loading guage has been adopted ... Budapest enlarged its tunnel
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Old August 9th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #2872
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It's more about how old the deep tunnels are. When they started digging them out it was state of the art technology to make them that big and build 'em that fast and deep. New sections of tunnels made that small would be a very stupid thing to do. Enlarging the tunnels would be awesome afterwards, but it'd be insanely expensive and way too disruptive to the city while being done.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #2873
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You replied all that as though implying Victoria be more a case of namesake
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Old August 9th, 2012, 11:25 PM   #2874
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No they're not. They fit pretty damn snuggly into the tunnels.
No they are small sorry.

no need to defend english pride like that.
Those cars would never run in cities like paris or NYC.

sorry but just travel and you'll realize that LU has narrow cars.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 04:08 AM   #2875
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No they are small sorry.

no need to defend english pride like that.
Those cars would never run in cities like paris or NYC.

sorry but just travel and you'll realize that LU has narrow cars.
It's about what you're used to in the end.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 09:55 AM   #2876
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No they are small sorry.

no need to defend english pride like that.
Those cars would never run in cities like paris or NYC.

sorry but just travel and you'll realize that LU has narrow cars.
They are indeed small, didn't say they were. I said they weren't TOO small. They simply can not be bigger because the tunnels are the size they are. Expanding the tunnels is not a realistic option, tho I'm sure most Londoners and most people at TfL and the Underground would LOVE it if the tunnels were suddenly big enough for "full size" trains.

English pride? I ain't English, as evidenced by my screen name.

True, those cars wouldn't run in other cities - because other cities have larger tunnels!

Travel? I've taken the subway in 6 cities so far, and up here in my city the system was in many ways based on the NYC subway system (cars were (theoretically) interoperable for many years!).

My main beef with the size of the tube cars isn't the narrowness, it's the low ceilings. But as I've said, it's not about buying bigger cars - it's about the TUNNELS. Larger cars won't fit.Making the tunnels taller and wider would cost crazy money and shut down lines for years.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #2878
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To tell the truth is not trolling.
with crossrail you'll see the difference like us we have big volumes
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Old August 10th, 2012, 10:41 AM   #2879
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Crossrail? How about the existing sub-surface lines? And Thameslink? It's not as if the deep tube lines are the only rail transit in London.

Unbalanced focus on a very well-known issue that pretty much everyone agrees on being a problem and framing it as if you're coming up with something new and provocative... kinda is trolling.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 01:26 PM   #2880
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no i'm just talking.

how deep is crossrail?
i thought it was the equivalent of our RER in paris? because a whole new line is deep like Line E for RER in paris st lazare haussman-magenta
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