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Old September 9th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #3681
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Broad Street closed in June 1986, a year after the map: however, the fate was already sealed as suggested by a solitary "reduced service" line.
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Old September 10th, 2014, 12:22 AM   #3682
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Wasn't terminal 4 opened in the late 70's? I'm sure I was still living in London when it happened and I left in 1980.

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Old September 10th, 2014, 12:59 AM   #3683
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T4 Piccadilly line opened in 86 I believe
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Old September 10th, 2014, 11:10 PM   #3684
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Ah OK, the Heathrow extension was built in 1975, the loop to T4 came later in 1984. Mystery solved

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Old September 15th, 2014, 11:05 PM   #3685
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Northern line1972 Tube Stock 3266


1972 Tube Stock 3266 - Northern line refurbishment by κύριαsity, on Flickr
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Old September 15th, 2014, 11:26 PM   #3686
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Northern Line?! The 1972 stock hasn't operated the northern since the late 90s! Think you mean the Bakerloo line!
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Old September 15th, 2014, 11:41 PM   #3687
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Bakerloo line I am aware, but I felt nostalgic today because that was their (Northern line's) colour scheme for the 1972 tube stock refurbishment.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 05:50 PM   #3688
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Beck lineYork Road (Fictional)


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The real York Road shuttered on 19 September 1932.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #3689
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3D animation of Victoria tube station after renovation:

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Old September 18th, 2014, 02:52 AM   #3690
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Was that the station where a major fire killed several people in some 30 years ago on a wooden escalator that was set alight by a cigarette butt?
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Old September 18th, 2014, 03:27 AM   #3691
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Was that the station where a major fire killed several people in some 30 years ago on a wooden escalator that was set alight by a cigarette butt?
That's King Cross
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Old September 21st, 2014, 01:56 AM   #3692
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Race the Circle Line from Mansion House to Cannon Street.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 07:19 PM   #3693
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Old September 25th, 2014, 08:54 PM   #3694
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From Global Rail News:

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London Underground ‘Night Tube’ to launch in September 2015
25 SEP, 2014

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London Underground is to begin running a 24-hour Tube service in the capital from September 2015.

Branded ‘Night Tube’, the extended timetable is being introduced from September 12 next year to meet a rising demand for late night metro and bus services in the city.

The launch will coincide with the start of the Rugby World Cup, which is to take place between September 18 and October 31.

Research commissioned by London Underground suggests that the introduction of 24-hour services on the Jubilee, Victoria, most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines will drive 360 million back into the London economy

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Old September 25th, 2014, 11:18 PM   #3695
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That's King Cross
Back in the days when I still had regular TV subscription I saw A long episode on Discovery channel about that fire and what factors played A large role in making it such A intense blazing fire.

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Good to read London finally has it's night metro, would like to know what the usage is after A month & coming year..
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Old September 26th, 2014, 12:08 AM   #3696
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Night tube will be interesting, I am particularly concerned with the central line and whether it can cope with the intensive running. The current WTT isn't particularly good at recovering from failed trains so if sets will have reduced maintenance hours hopefully TfL design the next WTT around the 92 stocks failings rather than frequency.
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Old September 26th, 2014, 08:35 AM   #3697
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Won't the night tube only operate on weekends?
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Old September 26th, 2014, 09:07 AM   #3698
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Won't the night tube only operate on weekends?
Friday and Saturday nights
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Old September 26th, 2014, 01:31 PM   #3699
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Will TfL reduce the excessive number of night buses after night turbe service is enacted? I'm under the impression TfL spends, proportionally, a hell lot of money to provide night services. Yes, shift workers need them, but apparently the main use is to allow people to go out at night on subsidized transportation, which doesn't seem to be the best use of public funds. Maybe they could bring a night time surcharge on Oyster cards, like 3 or 4 per night, regardless of number of trips?
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Old September 26th, 2014, 01:33 PM   #3700
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Still pretty stupid to add new stations to the network, that are kind of 'isolated'.
Nope It was don on purpose.
What is difficult to see from a distance, is the problem of overcrowding this would create. At Vauxhall, the victoria line fills up completely with people from the SW of london that arrived on train. There would be no space left for the passenger on the Nine Elm's and Battersea's development.

Also the nothern line would be a very quick link to Bank station, adding extra overcrowding to the very popular northern line.

So how much TfL loves interchanges, it has to be cautious about this new link.

It would make perfect sense to prolong this extension until Clapham Junction. Then overcrowding would be even more huge. So they postponed this extension until Crossrail 2 is build, and the northern line is split in 2 separate lines (so there can be 32 thp on each branch, needed is a rebuilt of Camden Tube station).

So it is actually a very wise decision instead of a stupid one. This is the result of huge ammounts of demand prediction, and the effect on the network
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