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Old November 4th, 2014, 07:05 AM   #3721
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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?
I'm afraid not. That depends not only on funding, but also on negotiations between TfL and drivers. TfL said in mid-2020s
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Old November 6th, 2014, 07:32 PM   #3722
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Consultation launched on new tram loop beyond East Croydon stop. You can find here. Here are three options. Option 1 - Via Dingwall / Lansdown Road - anticlockwise routeing of trams:



Option 2 - Via Lansdowne / Dingwall Road - clockwise routeing of trams:



Option 3 - Via Dingwall / Sydenham Road - anticlockwise routeing of trams:

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Old November 6th, 2014, 09:55 PM   #3723
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I like Option 2, though I understand the issues on Wellesey Road. Option 1 creates a conflict point where the looping trains leaving East Croydon cross the track entering East Croydon, which doesn't exist on option 2.
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Old November 13th, 2014, 05:00 PM   #3724
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From Railway Gazette:

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Northern Line extension legal powers granted
13 Nov 2014



UK: Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin has granted a Transport & Works Act Order for Transport for London to extend London Underground’s Northern Line to Battersea.

TfL submitted a TWO application in April 2013, which was followed by a formal consultation and public inquiry. Construction of the 3·3 km extension with two stations could begin early next year for opening in 2020.

‘I am delighted we can confirm that early next year the spades will be hitting the ground for the creation of the Northern line extension. Driven by improved transport links, this part of central London is set to move forward a century in a matter of a few years, supporting 24 000 new jobs and more than 18 000 new homes’, said Mayor Boris Johnson

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Old November 13th, 2014, 08:36 PM   #3725
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6 years to build 2 stations and only 3,3 km? Works in London are very slow! In Madrid were built 55 km of new metro lines in 5 years.
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Old November 13th, 2014, 09:20 PM   #3726
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its pretty fast really, subways often take much longer. Madrid has some sort of magic formula to get their network built so fast.

the length also doesn't really matter a whole lot in terms of construction timelines, a 5km line takes essentially the same amount of time as a 15km line due to the way the lines are built.
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Old November 14th, 2014, 11:21 AM   #3727
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The 'magic formula' Madrid used was largely based on EU funding. That's why construction came to an almost complete stop once Spain and the EU got hit by the financial crisis.

And maybe for the better. The frantic pace of construction seemed to create its own bubble.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 07:44 AM   #3728
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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.
In response to this, it is actually the Hayes Line that may be incorporated into the extended Bakerloo Line. This may result in the most-likely withdrawal of National Rail services from this line. However, a connection will need to be built between the Elephant and Castle tube station and the Lewisham railway station.
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Old November 17th, 2014, 05:00 PM   #3729
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Video about track replacement at Uxbridge:


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Old November 17th, 2014, 08:18 PM   #3730
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Plans of Old Street roundabout redevelopment, with new entrance to Old Street station. Taken from consultation page:



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Old November 17th, 2014, 09:55 PM   #3731
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I don't know the current situation but this looks very cluttered.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 04:34 PM   #3732
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Currently it's much worse.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 08:59 AM   #3733
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I don't know the current situation but this looks very cluttered.
Agreed. Getting rid of the roundabout is a great idea, but I think it needs to be opened right up. I'd like to think that it's possible that the only structure in the new open space created would be the station entrance as a single structure with everything else below ground.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 02:37 PM   #3734
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Much as I see the need for the extra loop on the Trams in Croydon, I'd rather see the lines extend further afield.



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Old November 20th, 2014, 05:58 PM   #3735
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Current developments on Tramlink:

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Dimlys, have I ever mentioned how much I love you?

Just about every post you make is some interesting news item. And you make so many posts!
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Old November 20th, 2014, 07:04 PM   #3737
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Dimlys, have I ever mentioned how much I love you?

Just about every post you make is some interesting news item. And you make so many posts!
I can't live in boring world Thanks!
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Old November 20th, 2014, 07:07 PM   #3738
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I put this in the more general thread yesterday:
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http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms...ams-update.pdf <-here's a more detailed look at the long term proposals.

Final proposed service is
7.5tph South Wimbledon - Reeves Corner/Old Town loop
7.5tph Wimbledon - Beckenham Junction
7.5tph Wimbledon - Elmers End
7.5tph New Addington - Dingwall Road loop
7.5tph New Addington - town centre loop or Dingwall Road loop

It's interesting that they will terminate trams both sides of the town centre. Croydon needs a 2CC!

Also, it doesn't involve the Sutton extension - details here: http://www.suttonmertontramlink.co.uk/?page_id=7 (including some options for South Wimbledon)
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Why doesn't TfL start a plan to replace busiest bus corridors with trams?
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Old November 20th, 2014, 07:53 PM   #3740
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