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Old September 30th, 2014, 05:00 PM   #3701
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From Rail Journal:

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Consultation begins on Bakerloo Line extension
Tuesday, September 30, 2014



TRANSPORT for London (TfL) launched a public consultation on September 30 on proposals to extend London Underground's Bakerloo Line south from its existing terminus at Elephant & Castle to serve the districts of Lewisham and Bromley.

London's population is expected to exceed 10 million in 2030 and TfL says this will increase the strain on already-congested road and rail networks in the southeast of the city, an area not currently served by the tube network due to the density of heavy rail lines.

While the alignment for the extension has not been finalised, TfL has issued an indicative route map for a line running via the existing main line stations at New Cross Gate, Lewisham, and Catford Bridge before continuing south to New Beckenham, Elmers End, and Hayes. Two route options have been identified between Elephant & Castle and New Cross Gate: a northern alignment via Old Kent Road and a southern route through Camberwell and Peckham Rye. An underground link east from New Beckenham to Bromley Town Centre is also being considered as part of the proposals

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Old October 4th, 2014, 09:06 PM   #3702
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Official from TfL:

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£75m fund to take step-free access to next level
02 October 2014

Mayor Boris Johnson and London Underground (LU) today confirmed plans for a £75m fund to speed up the rate at which the network is made accessible for disabled Londoners and visitors to the capital.

The fund has been put aside to enable the installation of new lifts at around a dozen more stations over the next ten years. The new stations are in addition to the 28 LU and London Rail stations which Transport for London (TfL) had previously committed to making step-free by 2024, and the 30 Crossrail stations in London that will all be step-free.

The funding, which was announced at a special TfL Accessibility Show at Excel London, will be used to match contributions from local councils and property developers for improvements to step-free access at a number of priority locations, unlocking large numbers of new accessible journeys.

The number of rail and underground platforms that are step-free from street to platform has risen from 57 in 1998 to 195 in 2014. The new funding, alongside the accessible Crossrail stations, will take accessibility to the next level. Some of the stations that could be made step-free with third party contributions and the LU fund include Mill Hill East, Newbury Park, Osterley, West Brompton and White City. Others sites will be confirmed as soon as commercial negotiations allow

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Old October 7th, 2014, 12:59 AM   #3703
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About the proposed Bakerloo Line extension, the line is being extended to an area where it's impossible to create any new Tube lines. The soil in South-East London would be too soft to build any new Tube lines in, because there would be a high risk of collapse while any new tunnels are being built. That, and he fact that the surface railway network is extensive and better developed within South London.
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Old October 7th, 2014, 04:35 PM   #3704
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About the proposed Bakerloo Line extension, the line is being extended to an area where it's impossible to create any new Tube lines. The soil in South-East London would be too soft to build any new Tube lines in, because there would be a high risk of collapse while any new tunnels are being built. That, and he fact that the surface railway network is extensive and better developed within South London.
If you took the time to read the ariticle you would see that the extension will use existing surface lines south of Lewisham. As for tunnelling on the south, there are plenty of lines that are underground on the south. So not quite as hard as it was when the tube was first being built, hence why it didn't go south very far. But this is of course 2014, not the 1800's.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 01:04 PM   #3705
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The new Tube train design was presented today (for Central, Bakerloo, Piccadilly and Waterloo & City lines):


















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Old October 9th, 2014, 01:29 PM   #3706
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Just a quick link to an animated video of the new design: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...look-like.html
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Old October 9th, 2014, 01:49 PM   #3707
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wow that looks amazing !!
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Old October 9th, 2014, 02:34 PM   #3708
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Sleek design, indeed. Too bad though they didn't stick with the roundel design at the driver's front:


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Old October 9th, 2014, 02:47 PM   #3709
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And finally walk-through trains will make it to the deep tubes. Great news, they'll help make that tiny space a little less claustrophobic.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 02:48 PM   #3710
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This is absolutely gorgeous.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 03:48 PM   #3711
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They are rather spiffing.

BBC report - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29520761
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Old October 9th, 2014, 04:21 PM   #3712
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Old October 9th, 2014, 09:55 PM   #3713
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Those trains, are pretty amazing looking. I like that they're doing the same as the new Munich U-bahn stock with the door lights (green/red). Not only that, but massive capacity bonuses, walkthrough trains and PSDs. Win.
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Old October 11th, 2014, 02:17 AM   #3714
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A video impression

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Old October 14th, 2014, 08:58 PM   #3715
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Look at that - urbanrail.net has one big London transport map:

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Old October 18th, 2014, 03:45 PM   #3716
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October progress on Victoria station update, taken from leaflet:





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Old October 29th, 2014, 05:07 PM   #3717
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Like buses in London, S Stock also dressed up with poppies:


TfL Image - London Poppy Day - Tube 01 by Transport for London Press Images, on Flickr
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 07:24 PM   #3718
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New Tube uniform, taken from TfL's Twitter page:

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Old November 3rd, 2014, 09:46 PM   #3719
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Somehow it reminds me of something out of a science fiction movie
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Old November 4th, 2014, 07:01 AM   #3720
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So from the video of the new trains, they will also install platform screen doors on existing platforms? Any anticipated dates?
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