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Old September 30th, 2012, 04:17 PM   #3041
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The EOR would have to use the style of platforms that the Airport-Pallini section of the Athens Metro does: i.e. one section for subsurface and another for tube. This will be hard since they've also got BR stock too.
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Bit of a step, but sub-surface (inlcuding the old A stock) and deep level Central Line stock share the same pltforms on the Rayners Lane - Uxbridge branch, so I wouldn't imagine it's too much of a problem.

I did wonder how they get on with the mainline kit though, given that their line assumeably has LU height platforms...
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Old September 30th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #3042
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Epping to Ongar were ex-GER/LNER so it's similar to most mainline stations. The EOR would have to use the style of platforms aforementioned if they need to be RVAR compliant with level access.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #3043
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Old September 30th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #3044
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Tube trains calling at all stations on the Ongar branch wasn't an issue either.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #3045
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Piccadilly line trains at Hammersmith - do they share platforms with District/Circle line trains? Getting out of the train involves stepping 'up' onto the platform.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #3046
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Piccadilly line trains at Hammersmith - do they share platforms with District/Circle line trains? Getting out of the train involves stepping 'up' onto the platform.
No they don't share (Ealing Common and 2 of the 4 at Acton Town are shared with the District, plus Rayners Lane and on the Met), but the platforms (and all those further down the line until Hounslow West) were built for larger trains than Piccadilly line trains.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #3047
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Circle/Hammersmith & City line trains serve a separate station despite the same name. Platforms 2 and 3 are usually exclusive to Piccadilly line trains and 1 and 4 for District.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 06:19 PM   #3048
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Old October 1st, 2012, 09:34 PM   #3049
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Circle/Hammersmith & City line trains serve a separate station despite the same name. Platforms 2 and 3 are usually exclusive to Piccadilly line trains and 1 and 4 for District.
Yeah, it's a short walk across the road. I love the Hammersmith & City terminus at Hammersmith. Lovely looking station.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 02:07 AM   #3050
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Are the floors of Piccadilly trains lower than Ealing Common platforms and Hammersmith's platforms 2 & 3, plus Turnham Green's too?
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 02:44 AM   #3051
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yes. As I said above, all the platforms west of Hammersmith until Hounslow West were originally built for larger trains. That includes the Rayners Lane branch and those three.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 12:29 PM   #3052
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Hounslow west was actually rebuilt for the Heathrow extension and the platforms are designed for the tube stock, speaking of which...
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Until means "not including" (at least in the south of England - not in the north), but yes, I wasn't clear enough there.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 10:46 PM   #3054
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Some minor information nuggets from Boris:

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Question number 2691/2012
Meeting date 19/09/2012

Question by Navin Shah


Under what timescale might your Crossrail project join up to the West Coast Main Line? Which Crossrail Two route is currently most favoured by you, in the south-west, central London, and north-east? Whether or not Crossrail Two is routed via Euston, are you actively studying connecting the main-line and Underground Euston stations to Euston Square station, which would greatly benefit my constituents, and on what timescale would this be?

Answer by Boris Johnson

This idea has been considered by Network Rail and TfL as part of the HS2 proposals on the basis it could potentially reduce some of the impacts of HS2 at Euston. However, there are no current plans to extend Crossrail to connect with the West Coast mainline.

In October 2011 TfL provided me with a report outlining three possible options for Crossrail 2: a central London-focussed metro option, a regional scheme and the current safeguarded option. All three include a new station at Euston to facilitate interchange with HS2. I instructed TfL to continue to develop these options and report back to me by the end of 2012 so that a decision on renewing the safeguarding for Crossrail 2 can be made next year. I await this report and will provide more information in the New Year.

In response to my request, HS2 Ltd has now confirmed that there will be a direct underground link between Euston and Euston Square underground stations.
This is bloody fantastic news. Can't believe it's taken this long!
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 11:02 PM   #3055
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So what does this mean? A second Crossrail line? Or an underground link as part of HS2?
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 11:08 PM   #3056
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 12:31 AM   #3057
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Its surprising that its taken this long, but there are still a few groups of stations that would be combined.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:50 PM   #3058
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^Such as?
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:11 PM   #3059
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:30 PM   #3060
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^Such as?
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- Aldgate/Aldgate East
- Edgware Road (currently separate)
- Warren Street/Euston Square
- White City/Wood Lane
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