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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #3201
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Old January 11th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #3202
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150 facts for 150 years of the London Tube - History - Life & Style - The Independent

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/series/...he-underground

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Old January 12th, 2013, 05:34 AM   #3203
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Happy Birthday London Underground! One of my favourite parts of London... Real cross section if the city!

Hopefully be back on board in the not too distant future!
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Old January 13th, 2013, 03:23 PM   #3204
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Old January 17th, 2013, 02:01 AM   #3205
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Commemorating the design history

At the risk of being spanked for some shameless self-promotion....

May I humbly offer my new publication to the list of great new books out there to celebrate the Underground's 150th:

"London Underground By Design" published on Friday 18th Jan by Penguin (http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Book/Boo...144172,00.html) is available for pre-order online now (for example here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/London-Under.../dp/1846144175)

If you think you knew everything about this subject you might be pleasantly surprised: there's a few exclusives in it and lots of photos, drawings, photos etc not seen elsewhere before so even if you have a few of the other books about various aspects of the LU's great history, you will hopefully find it's a worthwhile addition to your collection. :-)

Few photo's in this article from the magazine Design Week: (http://www.designweek.co.uk/london-u...035852.article)

Will post some of the cool things on here in forthcoming weeks and on railforums.co.uk (But do please support us transport writers - it's not exactly a JK Rowling living - and get a copy for yourself or a friend !)
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Old January 17th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #3206
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In reference to the Underground design book: "SPENDA DAY IN..." They didn't seem to take care with Keming back in those days.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 08:35 AM   #3207
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London in Motion

This is a very interesting animation of Oyster Card-based readings.

Read the description of the video on Youtube to understand exactly what the color patterns mean

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Old February 24th, 2013, 02:56 PM   #3208
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Does anyone know exactly how many kilometers is underground from total 402 km of London Underground ?
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Old February 24th, 2013, 06:01 PM   #3209
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Does anyone know exactly how many kilometers is underground from total 402 km of London Underground ?
Only 45%, because of the many projects from the early times to the 1940s that saw most lines go into what was once the countryside, before the tube caused the metropolis to swallow up the countryside so that only 14 out of 270 are now truly outside Greater London.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 06:26 PM   #3210
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45%, or 180.9km
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Old February 25th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #3211
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270 km under the ground - Madrid Metro
202 km under the ground - New York Subway
198 km under the ground - Paris Metro
181 km under the ground - London Underground
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Old February 25th, 2013, 08:08 AM   #3212
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When complete, will Crossrail be considered part of the London Underground?
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Old February 25th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #3213
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When complete, will Crossrail be considered part of the London Underground?
No.

In terms of status, it will be like the Overground (part of Network Rail's network, franchised by TfL). It won't, however, be part of the Overground franchise that currently exists.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 04:25 AM   #3214
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London Underground (LU) and the Rail Accident Investigation Bureau (RAIB) have launched an investigation into an incident involving an engineering train on the Northern Line this morning.

LU said in a statement that at around 5.25am an engineering train performing rail maintenance became defective as it approached Archway station. The train was travelling southbound on the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line. Engineers began to move the defective train northbound by attaching it to an out-of-service Northern Line train


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Old May 1st, 2013, 11:53 PM   #3215
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Tube trains of the future from Railtex yesterday.

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 12:37 AM   #3216
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I hope that if Hitatchi were to win the contract they'd manufacture the units at their Newton Aycliffe facility and not in Japan. I'd want either that or Bombardier.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 01:52 AM   #3217
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Not too keen on either of those actually... Although if you were to either paint the Hitachi stock differently, or combine the Hitachi front with the Siemens body, you'd be on to a winner.

It'll be interesting to see what these companies come up with for the new Glasgow Subway trains.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 06:09 PM   #3218
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The Siemens train is just weird.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 09:23 PM   #3219
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I think it looks awesome! Very London avant-garde, kinda like their Olympic mascots lol.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 03:32 PM   #3220
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Any repositories for images from railtex? I've been looking all over and have only found a couple
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