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Old June 26th, 2014, 01:09 PM   #3581
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I fixed the Central London map:

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Old June 28th, 2014, 11:05 AM   #3582
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Official from TfL:

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Work to transform Bond Street Tube station
26 June 2014

Work to deliver this transformation means Jubilee line trains will not stop at Bond Street station from Monday 30 June until early December

Work to enlarge Bond Street Underground station and make it step-free means that Jubilee line trains will not stop at Bond Street station from Monday 30 June until early December.

Central line passengers have been able to get to the West End via Bond Street station since 18 June when the lift shaft enabling works affecting the Central line platforms were completed.

The lift shaft will now continue to be constructed behind hoardings without affecting passengers.

While work is being carried out to connect the new ticket hall to the existing station infrastructure, escalators will be inaccessible and Jubilee line trains will not be able to stop at Bond Street station.

When Jubilee line trains are not stopping at Bond Street, passengers can use the Central line, or change to the Bakerloo line at Baker Street, or to the Victoria line at Green Park and travel to Oxford Circus.

Alternatively, local buses to the Bond Street area are available from both Baker Street and Green Park.

The redevelopment of Bond Street Underground station is part of London Underground's £10 billion programme of continuous improvement.

Major construction work will modernise and enlarge the station by 2017, allowing for the expected increase from 155,000 to 225,000 daily passengers at Bond Street station when Crossrail arrives the following year.

The improvements are part of Transport for London's (TfL's) overall transport vision for the West End as it prepares to welcome more Tube customers and the arrival of Crossrail, with major expansion also taking place at Tottenham Court Road station.

Customers will get their first look at brand new parts of Tottenham Court Road station by early 2015, when new access opens to the Northern line platforms.

This includes a new entrance, with a second entrance opening later in 2015, a large part of the new ticket hall and escalators leading down to new pedestrian passages.

Customers will also benefit from quicker and easier journeys as Bond Street station is radically improved, with a new ticket hall and a new station entrance on the north side of Oxford Street.

New lifts will make the station step-free from street to platform, and new escalators are being fitted to handle the increasing number of customers who are using the station as we move toward the introduction of Crossrail.

The modernised Tube station will interchange with the new Crossrail station, enabling customers to access the network via entrances on Hanover Square and Davies Street.

Bond Street station will operate on an interchange and exit only basis from early December until the end of 2014 to facilitate further tunnelling works.

David Waboso CBE, London Underground's Capital Programmes Director, said:

'Bond Street station, at the heart of the West End, is already a major destination and passenger numbers will rise even further when Crossrail services begin. We're therefore transforming the Tube station - with a new ticket hall, new entrance and step-free access amongst other improvements.

'Central line trains are stopping at Bond Street station again, but in order to carry out this vital work Jubilee line trains will not be able to stop there between Monday 30 June and early December. I apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause, but unfortunately it's impossible to do this work solely during the few engineering hours when the Tube is closed. The end result will be a much bigger and better station for the hundreds of thousands of customers who use the station each day.'

Richard Dickinson, CEO of New West End Company said,

'As a key Underground station in London's West End, the improvements to Bond Street Tube station will provide one of the most important access routes to the area, further enhancing the visitor experience in what is one of the world's most renowned luxury shopping districts. TfL's plans for Crossrail provide a real opportunity for both shoppers and businesses in the area, and we're pleased to hear progress has been made so that the Central line will be open for shoppers and visitors for the summer months.'
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Old June 28th, 2014, 07:45 PM   #3583
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This remap project is turning out to be a rather historic milestone given that every station will be featured for the first time. Thameslink, Crossrail and even the seasonal EOR will be there.

The Wateloo & City line was complete first (obviously), followed by the Circle and Victoria.

Work in progress... by κύριαsity, on Flickr
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Old June 28th, 2014, 08:27 PM   #3584
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Essex Thameside Franchise retained by National Express
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/p...-new-rail-deal
- an additional fleet of 17 brand new trains providing almost 4,800 extra seats
more than 25,000 additional seats for morning peak time passengers every week by the end of the contract
- free wi-fi at stations and on board trains
- an enhanced compensation system, meaning customers who use smart tickets will automatically receive compensation if their train is delayed
over £30 million invested in improving stations, including Fenchurch Street and Barking
- complete step-free access at all stations, providing improved accessibility for people with limited mobility and parents with buggies and push chairs
- more than 200 new car parking spaces and £457,000 invested in improving cycling facilities and accessibility at stations
http://maps.dft.gov.uk/essex-thameside/
http://www.c2c-online.co.uk/Breaking-News
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Old June 29th, 2014, 05:20 PM   #3585
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Hammersmith & City line – Bromley-by-Bow

C77 Stock 5721 at Bromley-by-Bow by κύριαsity, on Flickr

C69/77/08 services ended today.

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Old July 1st, 2014, 11:36 PM   #3586
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Piccadilly line – Osterley

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Old July 3rd, 2014, 10:09 PM   #3587
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From London subforum, pictures from new King's Cross St. Pancras tube station entrance at King's Cross Central development:

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Old July 4th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #3588
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Keolis/Amey JV wins Docklands Light Railway franchise
Friday, July 04, 2014



TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has selected Keolis Amey Docklands, a joint venture of Keolis (70%) and Amey (30%), to operate the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) automated metro network until April 2021 with an option for a two year extension.

Keolis Amey Docklands will take over operation of the network from Serco Docklands on December 7 and TfL says the total value of the contract will be more than £700m over the duration of the franchise and extension period.

Other shortlisted bidders included Serco, Stagecoach Rail Projects, and a joint venture of Go-Ahead and Colas Rail which withdrew from the competition before it concluded.

The 38km network has 45 stations and a fleet of 149 trains. During the the 2013-14 financial year the DLR carried a record 101 million passengers with on-time performance regularly exceeding 99%. The system has been operated by Serco since 1997.

Traffic is expected to increase further from 2018 onwards with the opening of the east-west Crossrail link, which will interchange with the DLR at Canrary Wharf, Stratford, and Custom House
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Old July 5th, 2014, 09:05 PM   #3589
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Central line – Woodford

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Old July 12th, 2014, 03:40 PM   #3590
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From Construction Enquirer:

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Laing O’Rourke JV wins £600m Northern Line extension
Fri 11th July 2014, 20:59




Battersea station




Nine Elms station

Laing O’Rourke’s joint venture with Ferrovial has been named as the preferred bidder to build the£600m Northern Line extension for London Underground

The partners saw off the remaining rival bid from the Balfour Beatty/BAM joint venture to take the massive tunnelling and stations job.

Subject to approval from Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, which is expected this autumn, construction is now due to start in spring 2015 and finish in 2020.

A Transport for London spokesman said: “Following negotiations with the two remaining bidders for the Northern Line Extension design and build contract, London Underground has selected Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke joint venture as the preferred bidder.

“Contract award is planned for late August. Other tenderers have been notified and should we fail to reach agreement with the preferred bidder London Underground may reopen negotiations with those who have been stood down.”

The new tunnels will link to the existing railway south of Kennington station from a section of track used by terminating trains known as the Kennington Loop.

The new extension will run 3.1km along the northbound section and 3.25km on the southbound route including crossover and stabling tunnels west of the terminus at Battersea.

The new stations will be at Nine Elms, where a new US embassy and residential high-rise schemes are being built and at Battersea next to the vast iconic power station redevelopment.
Nice and simple stations by the way. The analogs to Canary Wharf tube station
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Old July 15th, 2014, 06:29 AM   #3591
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What is the ridership of the Emirates Air Line? I didn't know it was part of TfL network and that you can ride it with an Oyster card, I thought it was a tourist attraction only.

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Old July 15th, 2014, 07:38 AM   #3592
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Very low, as you said, it's pretty much for tourists only. It's generally seen as a bit of a joke - as evidenced by the twitter account @dangleway
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Old July 15th, 2014, 08:57 PM   #3593
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District line – Ravenscourt Park

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Old July 16th, 2014, 04:33 PM   #3594
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Very low, as you said, it's pretty much for tourists only. It's generally seen as a bit of a joke - as evidenced by the twitter account @dangleway
Is that the OFFICIAL account?
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Old July 16th, 2014, 04:42 PM   #3595
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The Air Line could become more succesful when the area around the Greenwich Peninsula station is more developped.
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Old July 16th, 2014, 06:30 PM   #3596
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Euro cash machines installed at three local tube stations
Tuesday 15 July 2014

Cash machines which dispense euros as well as pounds have been installed at Elephant & Castle, London Bridge and Waterloo Underground stations

The three SE1 tube stations are among 70 across the capital where new Raphaels Bank dual-currency ATMs have been installed.

Euro withdrawals are commission free, with rates intended to be more favourable than the largest currency exchange providers.

"As part of our ongoing plans to improve the services on offer for our customers, we have worked with Raphaels Bank to install these cash points at stations across our network," said Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at Transport for London.

"Millions of people use our network each year, including going to or from an airport, Eurostar and coach stations, and these machines have been installed to make it easier for people to access the currency they need.”

Transport for London commissioner Sir Peter Hendy recently revealed that since the first euro ATMs were installed at tube stations in November, €2.5 million has been dispensed across the network
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Old July 19th, 2014, 07:53 PM   #3597
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Are there some maps of stations and interchanges of the Tube, like these ones?


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Old July 19th, 2014, 08:41 PM   #3598
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I've been travelling around the world for the past three months, and out of all the cities I've visited (namely: Hong Kong, Shanghai, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Madrid, Buenos Aires, New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, LA), London has by far the best underground network. Its easily the most interesting with stations reflecting the era in which they were built, but its also really simple to use, they have great signage everywhere. Combine the Underground with the Overground and you can pretty much reach anywhere in the city. Paris is a close second, but trying to change lines there can be pretty confusing. New York is incredibly confusing, a bit more signage about express and local trains would really help. The L system in Chicago was pretty awesome too, it's a bit slow and pokey, but its fun riding around the city, peering into people's backyard.

Any idiot could use the LU with no problem, and it'd take them all over the city. That's the whole point of a good network.

Oh, and special points go to Seattle (which is the best city in the world) for their new Link Light Rail system. It's pretty schmick!
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Are there some maps of stations and interchanges of the Tube, like these ones?
Can't find any plans for the stations, but this delightful little tool could be very useful for you

http://stations.aeracode.org/
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Today some shots of my favorite Underground station: Westminster














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