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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:04 AM   #3441
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Circle line/District line – High Street Kensington
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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:40 AM   #3442
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The S7s begun running to Wimbledon yesterday (07/02) meaning that the end of the C stock is nigh. While the Wimbledon branch will remain operated by C stock for a few months yet their roles are diminishing with the number of trains diagrammed to be S7 operated set to increase in the next few weeks. From Monday (10/02) there will be no C Stock operating on the H&C or Circle lines.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:55 AM   #3443
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Which will shortly mean no more of this:

Circle line/District line/Hammersmith & City line – Edgware Road
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Old February 9th, 2014, 02:27 AM   #3444
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The S7s begun running to Wimbledon yesterday (07/02) meaning that the end of the C stock is nigh. While the Wimbledon branch will remain operated by C stock for a few months yet their roles are diminishing with the number of trains diagrammed to be S7 operated set to increase in the next few weeks. From Monday (10/02) there will be no C Stock operating on the H&C or Circle lines.
Good. District line trains were in big need of an upgrade.
When will some other lines get new trains ie. Central, bakerloo
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Old February 9th, 2014, 03:28 AM   #3445
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Good. District line trains were in big need of an upgrade.
When will some other lines get new trains ie. Central, bakerloo
Central line trains were built in the 1990s and will likely be replaced in the late 2020s by the NTfL. Bakerloo around the same time too as the lines assets can be sweated since it isn't in need of the major capacity enhancements other lines have needed.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 11:19 AM   #3446
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Wow really. Bakerloo trains are rather old & a piece of junk. 1972 stock I'm told, would of thought that they would of got replaced alot sooner.
I take it jubile line trains won't get replaced until 2030-2040 then.
I have a crazy idea for an extension: DLR to run from bank to Waterloo to replace the water loo & city line
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Old February 9th, 2014, 02:45 PM   #3447
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That's subjective, they're going to undergo a major refurbishment and re welding not to mention the spares from the 67 stock coming to help them. Why replace something that doesn't actually need replacing if you can save money by sweating the assets and using spares generated by other upgrades. I said earlier the Bakerloo doesn't need an ATO upgrade for 30+tph like other lines have had.

I don't understand why people keep wanting to extend the W&C, for starters you'd need to re bore the tunnels to DLR gauge with side walk way and it would merely achieve replacing a line which runs perfectly well. No need.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 04:40 PM   #3448
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Old February 9th, 2014, 10:47 PM   #3449
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I have a crazy idea for an extension: DLR to run from bank to Waterloo to replace the water loo & city line
What was mooted for a while, don't know if it's still a possible, is for the DLR to run to Victoria.

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Old February 10th, 2014, 04:04 PM   #3450
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Circle line/Hammersmith & City line – Hammersmith
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And that's the end of passenger C Stock service on Circle/Hammersmith & City line.
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Corse there will still be C Stock running to Hammersmith (Out of Service) to use the depot or will they use Lille Bridge?
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Old February 10th, 2014, 09:12 PM   #3452
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First day of S7 working the Wimbledon branch of the district line
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Old February 14th, 2014, 09:48 PM   #3453
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From London SE1:

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Boris: Bakerloo line extension would cost £2 billion
Tuesday 11 February 2014

A southern extension of the Bakerloo line would cost "in the region of £2 billion", says Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

"I very much support the idea of a future southern extension of the Bakerloo line and, as you know, have initiated work at Transport for London to drive this forward," the Mayor said this week in response to a question tabled by Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat group leader at City Hall.

"The initial work investigating the potential for this proposal suggests the extension could generate significant transport and accessibility benefits across a large area.

"Although the proposal has considerable merit, currently it is unfunded within TfL’s business plan and it is expected to cost in the region of £2 billion to deliver.

"I am therefore keen to understand the funding opportunities that could be realised, and TfL has been working with the boroughs to identify funding opportunities and how promoting significant development along the route could provide a funding stream.

"Once this work is concluded, I will be in a much better position to understand the financial implications of this proposal."

The Mayor's recently published alterations to the London Plan suggest that the designation of the Old Kent Road as an 'opportunity area' could be linked to a future Bakerloo line extension.

This would seem to dent the hopes of Southwark Labour politicians who favour an extension via Camberwell and Peckham.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 11:49 AM   #3454
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As has been mooted many times one here, it would be very nice to see a Bakerloo Line extension sometime (within my lifetime!) but without the funding it isn't going to happen. I would imagine XR2 would be the priority.

Having said that, if funding was somehow secured and an extension did indeed run down the Old Kent Road it could still swing south to Peckham, though this would probably make an extension East to Lewisham tricker as it would probably create yet more tortuous curves on what is already a rather 'curvy' line, though wasn't one of the options to run the Bakerloo south of Peckham to Forest Hill and then somehow link up with the Hayes south of Lewisham instead?

Too bad for Camberwell, and I say that as someone who used to live there, but then too bad the Northern Line isn't going to be extended via Camberwell and Brixton to cover that area and provide relief to the Southern end of the Victoria line.
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Old February 16th, 2014, 09:19 PM   #3455
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Progress on new Victoria Northern ticket hall, picture taken from TfL's update leaflet:

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Old February 16th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #3456
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Croxley Rail Link moves forward
10 January 2014

Planning applications for the two new stations, viaduct and electricity substation for the Croxley Rail Link are being submitted this month.

Construction of the new structures was approved as part of the legal powers granted to Hertfordshire County Council and London Underground last summer, but the detailed designs must first be approved by Watford Borough Council and Three Rivers District Council, who will consider the applications in the early spring.

Meanwhile, overgrown vegetation along the Croxley Rail Link route will continue to be cleared over the next few months by contractors working for Hertfordshire County Council. Trees and bushes have sprung up along the disused line and contractors have been on site since mid-December, using machinery to clear the line ahead of construction work, which is due to start later in 2014.

Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Highways, said "We've chosen to clear the overgrown vegetation from the disused line at this time of year as it's the time that will be least disruptive to local wildlife.

"We're making good progress with the on-site investigations and are gathering a lot of important information that we need to finalise the engineering designs and timetable."

The clearance is the latest in a series of preparatory works. Ground investigations to gather geological information are continuing and surveys of possible electricity cables, water pipes, sewers and communications cabling are being carried out.

Hertfordshire County Council and London Underground now expect that trains will be running on the new link in 2017, later than originally planned.

Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Highways, said "We've been working closely with London Underground to ensure our construction programme is coordinated with their works to modernise the existing sections of the Metropolitan Line. As a result we've had to make some changes to the project timetable.

"While this means it will take a little longer to get the new rail link up and running, it does give us tighter control of costs and greater certainty that we can complete our elements of the scheme on time."

Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill said, "It is good news that planning applications are about to be made and that preparatory work has started as the Croxley Rail Link is a key transport improvement for the town. The delay to 2017 does not affect our big projects as we always knew that a complicated scheme like this may have some slippage."
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Old February 17th, 2014, 11:32 PM   #3457
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New lifts for Covent Garden station to increase capacity
17 February 2014

Transport for London (TfL) is reminding customers who use London Underground's Covent Garden station that work to replace four lifts at the station will begin next week

Work on two of the four lifts will start from 24 February 2014 and will last for approximately ten months.

The replacement work will require engineers to completely remove the existing lift cars as well as replace all of the structural, mechanical and electrical parts.

Work to modify the steel structure work within the lift shaft is also required, adding to the complexity of the work.

Work on the remaining two lifts will take place from February 2015.

While the lifts are replaced Covent Garden station will be exit only and at weekends westbound Piccadilly line trains will not stop at the station.

Customers will be able to use Leicester Square or Charing Cross stations, both of which are a short signposted walk away from Covent Garden.

The replaced lifts will provide a 25 per cent increase in customer capacity by utilising larger lift cars and an increased running speed and they will be compliant with current lift and disability legislation.

They will also be more energy efficient and contribute towards TfL's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint.

Phil Hufton, Chief Operating Officer for London Underground, said:

'We want to remind customers of the forthcoming work to the lifts and Covent Garden station and make them aware of the alternative travel options available to them.

"The station will be exit only and westbound Piccadilly trains will not stop at Covent Garden on weekends only.

Customers will be able to use Leicester Square or Charing Cross stations, both of which are a short signposted walk away from Covent Garden.

'We have explored various options to carry out these works while keeping disruption at a minimum for our customers.

We apologise for the disruption to journeys this will cause but customers will experience the benefit of a quicker lift service with lift capacity increasing by 25 per cent.'

The current lifts at Covent Garden station were installed around 25 years ago.

The programme for replacing the lifts has been developed to reduce the impact on customers using the station.

This means that total time to complete the work on all four lifts will be around 17 months rather than the standard 28 months.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 11:00 PM   #3458
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My most sincere apologies for posting a link to the worst of the the UK gutterpress tabloids The Daily Mail, but this is quite amazing

London Underground is brought to life in a mesmerising 3D map - complete with tube trains moving in REAL-TIME

It's going to be on a website called ViziCities

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1972 MkII Tube Stock in Acton Works by bowroaduk, on Flickr

A 1972 mkII train has been transfered to Acton for modification and refurbishment. One of the cabs of the two sets was damaged at Stonebridge Park Depot so a donar cab from a stored 1972 mkI train from Hainault Depot is being fitted.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 07:00 PM   #3460
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Calls to move Stratford into Underground Zone 2/3

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:56 PM
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Stratford should be moved from Underground Zone 3 to Zone 2/3 to maximise the Olympic legacy and improve perceptions of the area, according to a new report.

Go East: Unlocking the potential of the Thames Estuary, calls on Mayor Boris Johnson to “take symbolic action to redraw London’s transport map and close the gap between central and east London”.

The report, by think tank Centre for London and co-edited by shadow infrastructure minister Andrew Adonis, notes that stations which are of similar distance to central London as Stratford, including North Greenwich and Willesden Green, are in Zone 2 or Zone 2/3, as well as Pudding Mill Lane station which is only about 200 metres from Stratford regional station.

David Leam, who wrote the chapter considering East London transport links, states that although changing the Underground map boundary would cost about £5m this is likely to be offset by an increase in visitors.

Jamie Hodge, of the Stratford Renaissance Partnership, says the group has backed moving Stratford from Zone 3 to Zone 2/3 for several years.

He says changing the transport map boundary is likely to benefit residents, who would receive reduced travel costs, as well as encouraging further investment in the area.

“The perception is that Stratford is a little bit further out than it actually is,” he said. “If it was in Zone 2 it would attract big businesses to the area which might otherwise settle in places like Canary Wharf.

“The reality is that it is not going to happen overnight so we need to keep making a case. The more people who are talking about it, the more likely that there is a possibility that something will happen.”

Newham Council and the London Legacy Development Corporation have also supported the idea of moving Stratford to Zone 2/3.
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