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Old November 12th, 2012, 11:21 AM   #3141
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4.57 million in a day - to put that in perspective that equates to over 1.5 billion per year. Epic.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #3142
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Anyone seen the Skyfall yet ? Is their a closed station like in the movie on the met line ?
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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #3143
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I got so annoyed. Pretending to be a district line train using Jubilee line (I think) stock and stations.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #3144
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Yes it used a Jubilee '96 Stock at Charing Cross (and one of my drivers!)
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Old November 14th, 2012, 01:52 AM   #3145
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Yes it used a Jubilee '96 Stock at Charing Cross (and one of my drivers!)
Did he/she get paid for their efforts?
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Old November 14th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #3146
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The answer is probably yes but ytf do you care?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 08:30 AM   #3147
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The answer is probably yes but ytf do you care?
Charmed I'm sure. Having a bad day?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:01 AM   #3148
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Yes. Today will be better. I have sufficient herbal tea this time.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #3149
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I got so annoyed. Pretending to be a district line train using Jubilee line (I think) stock and stations.
Yeah I also noticed this has well. The District line trains are not that new and the platforms seemed to newer.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:52 AM   #3150
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Did he/she get paid for their efforts?
Nothing above their usual daily driver salary
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Old November 16th, 2012, 05:46 AM   #3151
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Nothing above their usual daily driver salary
Wow, you'd think they'd get a wee bonus for being in a movie! Oh well, something they can tell their grandchildren about I guess...
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Old November 16th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #3152
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Anyone seen the Skyfall yet ? Is their a closed station like in the movie on the met line ?
An action scene set in London wouldn't be complete without including the Tube in it.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #3153
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Anyone seen the Skyfall yet ? Is their a closed station like in the movie on the met line ?
Yes there is but they actually filmed the movie on a deep tube line, whereas both the Met and the District featured in the film are actually sub surface lines with much bigger trains. Pretty much any Londoner will have picked up on that as the tube and sub surface stock look and feel totally different.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #3154
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Yes there is but they actually filmed the movie on a deep tube line, whereas both the Met and the District featured in the film are actually sub surface lines with much bigger trains. Pretty much any Londoner will have picked up on that as the tube and sub surface stock look and feel totally different.
Yes I know about them using another line has temple, thank you
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Old November 30th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #3155
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London Underground Completes Renovations on Victoria Line

London Underground, the underground transport service for the UK’s capital city, has completed a renovation of the Victoria line.

The remodelling project has seen the launch of an upgraded signalling system and a new fleet of trains, aiming to offer a service of 30 trains per hour on the route. The route upgrade has benefited passengers on the Victoria line with more frequent services, and less crowded trains.

Mike Brown, the managing director for London Underground, said, ‘The Victoria line has seen enormous growth in demand in recent years, and this upgrade helped to deliver a successful London 2012 Games.

Our customers are now experiencing the benefits with more frequent and more reliable services and a huge number of accessibility improvements. We’re now running a train every two minutes at peak times and early next year we will begin to run even more – with 33 trains per hour at the busiest times.

On top of this, our engineers have been working extremely hard making the line more reliable – modifying doors and passenger alarms and installing automatic track monitoring, to quickly detect any track defects, which will all be rolled out over the next year. This work is already paying off, but we are not complacent and will leave no stone unturned in our effort to further improve the service.’

The Victoria line upgrade cost £50m and included many improvements to make the service more dependable, with minimal delays.

The line upgrades are part of the core upgrade programme, which is intended to deliver a 30 percent boost in capacity. Currently, London Underground is working to upgrade lines at the Northern, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. The programme also includes a capacity increase at stations including Victoria, Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 06:26 PM   #3156
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Old December 4th, 2012, 01:22 AM   #3158
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I love that noise when they depart. Sounds dead like the Berlin S-Bahn.

I didn't notice it that much when I was in London.
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George Osborne pledges London Tube funding boost

The Government has agreed a loan of up to £1bn that will allow London Underground to fund an extension of the Northern Line to the Battersea Power Station site, while the 3p per litre fuel duty rise planned for January has been cancelled.

The proposed High Speed 2 rail link is to be extended from London Euston to North West and West Yorkshire.

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