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Old June 7th, 2014, 09:20 PM   #3561
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Bakerloo line–Kensal Green

1972 Tube Stock 3546 at Kensal Green by κύριαsity, on Flickr
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Old June 7th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #3562
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I love the London tube for its character and charm, many modern metros are lacking it
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Old June 8th, 2014, 08:07 AM   #3563
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Taken from London subforum, construction progress on brand new Tottenham Court Road station ticket hall:

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Old June 10th, 2014, 12:21 AM   #3564
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District line–Fulham Broadway

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Old June 10th, 2014, 10:37 PM   #3565
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Piccadilly line–Sudbury Town

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Old June 12th, 2014, 06:32 PM   #3566
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Official from TfL:

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Major refurbishment for Euston escalators
12 June 2014

Major refurbishment will make Euston escalators more reliable for customers

The refurbishment of two escalators at London Underground’s Euston station will start from Thursday 10 July, ensuring more reliable service for customers in coming years as the Tube carries ever more passengers.

Escalators on the Underground are longer and more heavy duty than most. They carry huge volumes of people and run for approximately 20 hours a day.

The escalators that will be refurbished are used by just under 60,000 people a day – enough to fill the Emirates Stadium.

The refurbishment of the escalators at Euston includes the removal and replacement of hundreds of mechanical and electrical parts. The refurbishment is part of the continuing Tube investment programme with major stations, trains, track and signalling being modernised or replaced to provide more capacity for a growing city.

The two escalators will be refurbished one after the other from July 2014 with the work expected to be complete in late March 2015.

While the work is carried out there will be no down escalator to the southbound Victoria or Northern (Bank branch) line platforms from Thursday 10 July until early November 2014 and no down escalator to the northbound Victoria or Northern (Bank branch) line platforms from early November 2014 until late March 2015.

During the refurbishment customers will only be able to use the spiral staircase to access these platforms.

The station will be very busy, especially during the morning and evening peaks. It will likely be quicker for customers to walk or catch a bus to nearby Warren Street or King’s Cross St. Pancras instead.

Customers changing between the Charing Cross and Bank branches on the Northern line are advised to do so at Camden Town instead of Euston.

Nigel Holness, Operations Director for London Underground, said: “The escalator refurbishment due to take place at Euston is vital to ensure their continued reliable operation for customers as passenger numbers continue to rise. “I apologise for the disruption the refurbishment will cause to customers using the station and we have plans in place to help customers complete their journeys with as little impact as possible.”
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Old June 12th, 2014, 07:07 PM   #3567
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Bakerloo line–Queen's Park

1972 Tube Stock 3259 at Queen's Park by κύριαsity, on Flickr

The 1972 tube stock is now the oldest on the network, and forum posts on District Dave loosely indicates a second mid-life refurbishment (kind of) because of the development of the New Tube for London (NTfL) programme. On some trains, the doors have been refurbished.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 07:15 PM   #3568
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Yeah they're going to Acton where the bodies will be re welded and the interior will probably be given a refresh (so new grey lino, blue grab rails and the blue moquette)
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Old June 13th, 2014, 01:14 AM   #3569
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Have their doors still been squealing when operated, all these decades later?
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Old June 14th, 2014, 07:10 PM   #3570
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S Stock have begun operating to Ealing Broadway
Friday the 13th of June marked the beginning of S7 operation on the district main line. The working is a special training path like the runs done on the south side of the circle from Olympia to Barking earlier this year.
1st day of S stock passenger operation to Ealing Broadway by LRO_1, on Flickr

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1st day of S stock passenger service to Ealing Broadway by LRO_1, on Flickr
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Old June 14th, 2014, 07:30 PM   #3571
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Have their doors still been squealing when operated, all these decades later?
Not all of them, but the C Stock used to do it a lot.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 07:30 PM   #3572
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From Construction Enquirer:

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Tube boss blasts main contracting model
Mon 16th June 2014, 7:48

London Underground’s infrastructure boss has dismissed the current supply chain model for contracting as “unsustainable” as tube leaders cut out main contractors to work directly with specialists

LU confirmed in April it will be dumping traditional main contracting to work directly with specialist subcontractors on its £330m stations modernisation plan over the next seven years.

Tube bosses named the 20 subcontractors and three consultants it will use after a major shake-up in the way it delivers station upgrade work.

Now London Underground Head of Commercial – Infrastructure Geoff Gilbert has confirmed the thinking behind the move to an audience of specialists.

Speaking at last week’s Breakthrough Construction 2014 conference, organised by StreetwiseSubbie.com, Gilbert said: “The current construction supply chain approach is unsustainable.”

He added that current contracting set-up is “outdated and ill-equipped to carry us forward in this new, post recession economy.”

Gilbert conformed the new approach which involves working direct with Tier 3 and 4 specialist contractors in order to “sustain quality and productivity but reduce costs and potentially improve time scales of works.”

The move is designed to cut costs by 25% working directly with the trade contractors using the consultants to oversee work on the 70-station improvement programme
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Old June 18th, 2014, 01:42 PM   #3573
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Central line–Bond Street

Bond Street (Central line eastbound) Station by κύριαsity, on Flickr

Bond Street Central line reopens today.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 02:58 PM   #3574
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Cute little station.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 06:38 PM   #3575
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Bond Street might be gloriously compact compared with similar era zone 1 interchanges (until the under construction bits open) but it's hardly a little station!
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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:32 PM   #3576
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I mean, those stations look tiny compared to the newer ones. Like, Canary Wharf and the Jubille Line stations, or Crossrail ones.

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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:54 PM   #3577
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Most of our network is built to fit small 12 feet tunnels. The evolution of the standard for 7 of the 11 lines goes back to the days of the CSLR.
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Old June 20th, 2014, 08:32 PM   #3578
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From Lighting:

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90m lightwall tunnel to open at King's Cross Station
11 June 2014





The Light Lab and Spiers and Major have lit a 90m-long pedestrian tunnel at King’s Cross Station using an intergrated LED lightwall.

Due to open later this month the ‘cut and cover’ underground passage connects Arup’s western concourse of King’s Cross Station, a project which was highly commended in the LDAs last year, to the north-east corner of One Pancras Square office building.

The gently curving tunnel was built by Allies & Morrison Architects as part of Argent’s King’s Cross masterplan. The inside of the tunnel is lined with repeating panels, which run the length. The lightwall contains 190 controllable vertical pixels set behind 12mm toughened glass. The LED Trimless Panel from The Light Lab is capable of emitting the full RGB spectrum, plus a white light spectrum from 3000K to 6000K.

This is one of Europe’s longest lightwalls.

“To be honest it was a pleasure,” explained Marcus Cave, director of The Light Lab, when asked what the project was like. “We had the whole space to ourselves throughout the build, so rather than being on top of everyone, we could work with clear access at all times.”

The team built a mock-up section in January and completed the whole project by mid-May on a 10-week programme from design to build.

The seamlessly joined glass wall is backlit with LEDs and provides a continuous curved appearance, with no shadow lines.

“It was that as the client had a great enthusiasm,” Cave added. “Everyone had a great level of confidence and excitement going in to it, which makes for a project working much better. A bit like the World Cup - the secret is to create confidence in everyone about how good it’s going to be, rather than fear of what might happen.”

During its opening months the wall will display an artwork called Pipette, which has been created by The Cross Kings and Tom Sloan Design.

The lighting design concept by The Cross Kings uses muted pastel colours to soften the experience of walking through the tunnel. The idea is for the lights to create a soothing, relaxing journey.

Graham Morrison, partner at Allies & Morrison Architects described the tunnel as ‘a new threshold for King’s Cross, [that is] welcoming, positive and happy - an invitation’.

The tunnel will open at the end of June and will be open to pedestrians from 7am until 8pm.

“At St Pancras International, we have always believed that art and design inspires people,” said Wendy Spinks, commercial director from the station’s owner, HS1. “This area around St Pancras and King’s Cross regenerates. It is building a culture of creativity and the new integrated art-wall is a great example of this.”
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Old June 24th, 2014, 08:05 AM   #3579
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From Flickr user unravelled, the clearance works are now in progress on the abandoned Croxley Rail Link. This line was closed in 1996, but in 2017 it will become part of Metropolitan tube line:

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

Croxley rail link works by unravelled, on Flickr

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Old June 26th, 2014, 11:56 AM   #3580
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I fixed the Central London map:

http://urbanrail.net/eu/uk/lon/london.htm

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