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Old October 26th, 2013, 08:03 PM   #3361
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and the splitting of the two branches would allow 30+tph on each.

While the signalling would allow it after the current upgrade, I think the branching at Camden (Battersea will split the lines south of Camden, with no Charing Cross - Morden trains in regular service) limits the frequency.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #3362
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Plus as Camden would be one of the interchanges between the branches and will need rebuilding to add more capacity for interchanges.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 02:42 AM   #3363
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Proposal for private sponsorship of the Tube

Next station is: BurgerKing, alight here for national and international rail services at Kings Cross-St Pancras Station. This is a Coca-Cola line service to: EDF.

Conservative MP proposes use of sponsorship to mitigate fare rises in the Underground.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24741733
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Old October 31st, 2013, 02:58 AM   #3364
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I've seen sponsored PT applied in Bonn and Istanbul. Even if it is not too obtrusive, the effect ranges from "unnoticed" to "ridiculous"...

The thing is at high risk of backfire for the sponsor. It may actually work if you begin with a run-down service and you sponsorize a better one, so that people can appreciate the improvement linked to your brand, but sponsorizing things just as they are... meh.

Although BurgerKing's Cross sounds funny
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Old October 31st, 2013, 03:05 AM   #3365
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James Bond Street
Westfield Stratford
Barcleys Bank
Greg's the Baker Street

Nah, names are names you can't go changing them every 6 months. I have no problem with advertising vinyls on the trains or more posters but actual station names, no. Considering how many tourists use the network surely it'd just confuse people not to mention require all on train announcements, PIS, station announcements be changed.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 04:35 AM   #3366
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Heinekensington Station.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 11:04 PM   #3367
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Old November 5th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #3368
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Argh! Not in London too! That's just cringeworthy. I thought it was terrible enough when it was occurring in Madrid.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 12:56 AM   #3369
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Daily Mail Aldwych.
Virgin Elephant & Castle.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #3370
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Old November 5th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #3371
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Old November 5th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #3372
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Old November 6th, 2013, 09:43 AM   #3373
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In March 2006 the Croydon Tramlink stop 'Ampere Way' was renamed 'IKEA Ampere Way' in a sponsorship deal - the stop is across the road from the store. It reverted to its former name after a couple of years.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...e_Way_Sign.jpg
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Old November 6th, 2013, 01:34 PM   #3374
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In March 2006 the Croydon Tramlink stop 'Ampere Way' was renamed 'IKEA Ampere Way' in a sponsorship deal - the stop is across the road from the store. It reverted to its former name after a couple of years.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...e_Way_Sign.jpg
That one at least makes sense, because Ikea is the main reason for that stop.
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Old November 8th, 2013, 09:28 PM   #3375
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Old November 9th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #3376
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I've seen sponsored PT applied in Bonn and Istanbul.
In İstanbul, they changed the name of "Atatürk Organize Sanayi Station" as "Atatürk Organize Sanayi Vodafone Station". Also they changed the announcement. I think it is the longest station name in the world. A bit confusing for tourists.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 04:08 PM   #3377
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Old November 21st, 2013, 05:21 PM   #3378
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I haven't seen it in this thread yet - proposed 24h service on selected lines (weekend only) from 2015: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloa...ight-map-2.jpg
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Old November 21st, 2013, 06:54 PM   #3379
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The same news from Railway Gazette:

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http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/s...nd-vision.html

All-night services in London Underground vision

21 Nov 2013



Mayor of London Boris Johnson and London Underground Managing Director Mike Brown unveil a map of proposed night routes.

UK: A ‘vision for the future’ of the London Underground was set out by Mayor of London Boris Johnson and London Underground Managing Director Mike Brown on November 21.

The proposals include running some services throughout the night on weekends and the redeployment of station staff. Transport for London says the proposed changes will result in savings of £50m per year.

‘Now it is time to take the Tube to the next level and so for the first time in London’s history, we will provide a regular 24 h “Night Tube” service at weekends’, said Johnson. ‘This will not just boost jobs and our vibrant night-time economy, it will further cement London’s reputation as the best big city on the planet to in which to live, work, visit and invest.’

All-night services would be introduced on Friday and Saturday nights in 2015. Services would initially run on the Victoria, Jubilee, Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines, but may be expanded to other routes ‘in subsequent years’.

Noting that ticket offices are used in less than 3% of passenger journeys, Johnson and Brown propose that station staff should in future be redeployed to assist passengers in the ticket halls and on platforms. More ticket machines are to be installed, and staff would be equipped with mobile devices to monitor station systems. Wi-fi coverage is to be introduced on all underground stations that do not currently have it by the end of 2014 with the exception of four stations that are currently being upgraded.

London Underground proposes to classify its stations into four categories from 2015:

Gateway. The main visitor entry points to London, with a high proportion of people unfamiliar with the network. These would have enhanced visitor information centres and 30% more ticket hall staff than are currently provided.

Destination. Busy city centre stations would have 30% more ticket hall staff than at present.

Metro. Predominantly inner-city stations with many regular users.

Local. Smaller stations, predominantly in outer London that have lower passenger numbers.

Contactless bank card payment will be rolled out from 2014; this is already operational on TfL’s bus services. Other changes to ticketing include ‘automatic completion’ of journeys when passengers do not touch out with an Oyster card and introducing personalised customer accounts on the TfL website to provide tailored information.

Other proposed improvements include reducing delays by a further 30% from 2011 levels by 2015, and providing step-free access at 27 Underground and London Overground stations over the next eight years.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 07:56 PM   #3380
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Pretty smart of TFL to use the announcement of 24/7 weekend service(which is neat I guess) to bury two other more controversial pieces of news: The closure of ALL ticket offices across the network, and phasing out both paper tickets and Oyster cards and making contactless credit/debit cards the only method of payment, which I think are both extremely bad ideas for multiple reasons.
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