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Old December 19th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #3181
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Its Great to see Steam Engines on the Underground. Yes we do need to see of them on the network and on the national network.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #3182
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Old December 20th, 2012, 12:21 AM   #3183
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Old December 20th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #3184
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Old December 21st, 2012, 12:46 AM   #3185
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Mayor sets out Tube access investment plans

Millions more will be investment to make London’s public transport network more accessible, with plans for a further 28 Tube stations to become step-free over the next 10 years.

Plans set 0ut today (December 20) by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and TfL have also confirmed that manual boarding ramps used throughout the Olympics will be kept in use and more introduced throughout 2013.

“London now has the most accessible transport network in the country and one of the most accessible in the world,” said Mr Johnson.

“But it’s not perfect and we must go further – that’s why we’re investing hundreds of millions of pounds and using the most imaginative solutions and the latest technology to take the accessibility of the transport network to the next level.”

Nearly 40 per cent of all stops and stations across London’s rail-based public transport network – including National Rail, Tube, DLR and Tramlink – are currently step-free, up from around 30 per cent in 2008.

Step-free projects totalling £250 million are already underway at Bond Street, Finsbury Park, Greenford, Tottenham Court Road, Vauxhall and Victoria. Today’s announcement includes schemes to improve signage and make it easier for people with sight loss, and motor and learning disabilities to navigate the Tube.

Faryal Velmi, director of Transport for All, said: “Transport for All welcomes these plans which will improve access to transport services for disabled and older people living, working and visiting London.”
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 07:47 PM   #3186
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Old December 25th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #3187
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Old December 25th, 2012, 10:04 PM   #3188
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Victoria line - Highbury & Islington
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Old December 28th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #3189
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Old January 6th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #3190
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S7s now reach Barking.

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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:50 PM   #3191
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Vauxhall Tube station will be transformed over the next few years, with a £45 million upgrade that is part of a major investment designed to support the growth and regeneration of the surrounding area.

Transport for London (TfL) is working to support a huge increase in jobs, businesses and homes in the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea areas. This includes projects to extend the Northern line, transform the gyratory, make major improvements for walking and cycling, enhance bus services and upgrade the Tube station.

TfL plans to invest in the area through major improvements to cycling infrastructure - including a protected off-carriageway route to help cyclists cut across Vauxhall gyratory - as part of the building of Barclays Cycle Super Highway Route 5. TfL is also looking at a variety of future options for the roads and gyratory to improve connectivity with the river, reduce the dominance of traffic and make the area more pleasant for pedestrians.

The upgrade at Vauxhall Tube station is an essential first phase of this strategy, will provide a major increase in capacity and improve accessibility by making the station step-free, whilst keeping it open to passengers. London Underground has now issued a tender for the major improvements. Work will start in 2014 and be completed in 2015.

The number of passengers using Vauxhall Underground station is set to increase by 40 per cent over the next few years. In order to create extra space, the ticket hall will be reconfigured to allow an improvement and expansion of the ticket gates, reducing congestion within the station.

The station, its subways and stairways will be completely refurbished and a lift will be installed between the ticket hall and platforms. This, combined with the existing lift from the bus station to the Tube ticket hall, will deliver step-free access to the Victoria line trains.

Network Rail is also now completing the national rail station's upgrade, which includes more lifts to improve accessibility, thus creating a fully accessible interchange between rail bus and Tube.

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Old January 9th, 2013, 02:36 AM   #3192
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The London Underground is now 150 years old today.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 10:53 AM   #3193
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Google has a great looking design on their website. Happy Birthday
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Old January 9th, 2013, 01:39 PM   #3194
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Happy 150th birthday!


1862:





1863:





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Old January 9th, 2013, 01:47 PM   #3195
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Some things to mark the occasion:










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Old January 9th, 2013, 02:16 PM   #3196
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Congratulations London!
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Old January 9th, 2013, 06:45 PM   #3197
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Congratulations London!! The first pic is amazing!!
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Old January 9th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #3198
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The second picture looks like a wooden platform?

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Old January 9th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #3199
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Happy Birthday LU!

I love that second picture. It's quite amazing that it's from 1890, it looks well ahead of it's time!
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Old January 9th, 2013, 11:58 PM   #3200
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150 AÑOS DEL UNDERGROUND

Hola,buenas noches desde Valencia,España.
Soy coleccionista de billetes y mapas de redes de metro del Mundo y quería saber si alguno de vosotros pudiera enviarme cosas sobre el aniversario.
Mapas,billetes conmemorativos,monedas,etc.
Yo a cambio le enviaría todo lo que quisiera de Valencia,España.
Cosas sobre transporte público,monumentos,dinero de los titulos comprados,etc.
Saludos.
Enviadme email a [email protected]
Thanks.
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