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Old October 22nd, 2012, 01:52 AM   #3121
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I think ATC is as far as we are going to get for a system with very tight tunnels. It's not like the DLR.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 03:48 PM   #3122
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 12:53 AM   #3123
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Tube section to close for upgrade

A section of a Tube line is to shut for 12 days as part of a major upgrade. The closure, from Wednesday October 24, affects the Hainault loop section of the Central Line east of London.

Until November 4, the line will be closed on weekdays between Grange Hill and Newbury Park stations and closed between Woodford and Leytonstone stations on the weekends of October 27 and 28 and November 3 and 4.

Central line services will continue to operate between Epping and central London.

The closure is part of work on the Central line which includes new rails and points and new track drainage.

The line carries around 900,000 passengers a day and the closure will affect around 7,500 of them.
http://www.itv.com/news/london/updat...e-for-upgrade/
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 02:48 PM   #3124
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Only 7,500 people effected ?
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 07:41 PM   #3125
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Old October 24th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #3126
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Woodford - Newbury Park is one of the least used bits of the tube network, thanks to the green belt
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Old October 24th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #3127
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I think I'm right in saying Roding Valley is the least used station on the entire network.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #3128
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On http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20042559 (BBC News), Debabani Majumdar investigated the locomotive that will be running between Olympia and Moorgate on the 150th anniversary day, 13 January.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 02:18 AM   #3129
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Northern line - Tooting Broadway
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Old October 26th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #3130
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Underground: How the Tube Shaped London - gallery

A new book on the London Underground draws on previously unused sources and images to celebrate its crucial role – covering 150 years, from the steam age to drilling work on the new Crossrail link – in the creation of modern London

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Old October 26th, 2012, 10:04 PM   #3131
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Emirates Air Line London

Hello

I think we only have one cable car in London which is the Emirates Air Line which goes over the River Thames at Greenwich. Shot a time-lapse film of it recently which I think people might find interesting:

http://youtu.be/dHJuWLxqMZU

Hope you enjoy it!

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Old October 27th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #3132
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Old October 27th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #3133
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Nice article. I love the history of the tube.
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Long time since I went there
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Old October 31st, 2012, 04:45 PM   #3136
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Interesting graphic from a poster promoting the Oyster card at Heathrow Central:
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Old November 8th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #3138
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Notting Hill Gate (Central line) Station by Trowbridge Estate, on Flickr

Another platform with little or no adverts on track side.
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That platform seems smaller than most...
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Old November 11th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #3140
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Tube Reliability Reaches Record High

During the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games customers experienced the best level of performance ever provided, at the same time as record numbers of passengers used the network, according to Transport For London.

The figures, covering periods 5 and 6 of 2012/13 (July 22 to September 15 this year), confirm that delays - as measured by the number of customer hours lost to disruption - were at a record low level during the Games.

Period 5 saw delays down by 21 per cent, and period 6 saw delays down by 49 per cent, compared to the average for 2011/12, with many lines delivering the best performance ever recorded.

These results were achieved while carrying record numbers of passengers - with more than 101million journeys made on the Tube during the Games - up 28 per cent compared to normal levels.

Tuesday 7 August was the busiest day in the Tube's history, with 4.57 million passengers.

The continuing trend of long-term improvement follows the creation of the London Underground Reliability Programme in 2011, which led to the introduction of a range of initiatives to predict and prevent failures and respond more quickly to problems.

This saw a range of initiatives rolled out across the network, from BTP officers driving the Tube's emergency response unit vehicles under blue-light conditions and officers given enhanced medical training, to a targeted increase in signal repair staff at network pinch-points and other measures to prevent and predict signal, track and train failures.

London Underground is now developing plans to meet the Mayor's commitment of reducing delays by a further 30 per cent by 2015.

Mike Brown, Managing Director of London Underground and Rail, said: 'The work that our staff put in over the last couple of years helped to deliver a fantastic London 2012 Games, with record performance on the Tube network.

"However, there are many improvements yet to be delivered. We continue the vital work of transforming the network with new and upgraded trains, signalling, stations and track. Together these, and our relentless focus on improving the journeys of our customers, will continue to boost reliability and performance across the network."
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