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Old November 24th, 2014, 10:02 PM   #3761
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Jubilee line trains now stopping at Bond Street
24 November 2014

Work to connect the new ticket hall to the existing station completed ahead of schedule

Jubilee line customers heading to the West End to do their Christmas shopping will now be able to alight at Bond Street station from today (24 November), after works to connect the new ticket hall to the existing station infrastructure were completed ahead of schedule.

Due to the complex nature of the new ticket hall work the escalators were inaccessible and Jubilee line trains were not able to stop at the station. The work has been completed early - meaning Jubilee and Central line trains are stopping at Bond Street again. Vital modernisation work is continuing at the station. Therefore passengers will only be able to exit or change lines at the station until mid-December. Passengers who usually start their journey at Bond Street are advised to use nearby Marble Arch station and change onto the Jubilee line at Bond Street if required

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Old December 3rd, 2014, 09:00 PM   #3762
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Inside the new Tottenham Court Road Station

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Old December 3rd, 2014, 09:11 PM   #3763
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Wow, I'm waiting for opening of new entrace
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Old December 5th, 2014, 07:18 PM   #3764
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Have you expected this - part of new Tottenham Court Road tcket hall, in front of the Centre Point? Pictures by unravelled:


Charing Cross Rd by unravelled, on Flickr


Charing Cross Rd by unravelled, on Flickr
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Old December 5th, 2014, 08:02 PM   #3765
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They're renovating the Centre Point? What's it going to become?
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Old December 5th, 2014, 08:18 PM   #3766
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They're renovating the Centre Point? What's it going to become?
It's going to become residential building, here you can see plans:
http://www.centrepointlondon.com/web...march_2013.pdf
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Old December 7th, 2014, 10:05 AM   #3767
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More on Tottenham Court Road:

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^ on the subject of TCR, here's a pic of the quite monumental new southern entrance going up (see taxi for scale). The west side of Centre Point's almost entirely under scaffold now. Serious change is finally visible in this part of town after so many years of development below street level.



Monday saw the reopening of the northern part of Charing Cross Road after 4 years of works at TCR tube/Crossrail, with one north-bound lane of traffic now free to head up to the junction with Oxford Street.



And finally, a pic of the new TCR entrance due to open in January. This will eventually, of course, form part of the One Oxford Street development by Derwent, though not for some years yet.

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Old December 8th, 2014, 10:24 PM   #3768
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Progress on new Victoria tube station northern tciket hall:

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Old December 11th, 2014, 08:22 PM   #3769
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Bond Street station upgrade, all taken from update:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms...utumn-2014.pdf

Construction of the new passage:



Emergency exit:



Tunnelling works at station:



Preparation works for tunnelling between the Jubilee line platforms:



Excavation inside future eastern ticket hall:



At the bottom of the western ticket hall under St Anselm’s Place:

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Old December 11th, 2014, 11:29 PM   #3770
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Central line trains are not going serve Tottenham Court Road for most of 2015, so that the station platforms can get a new look and that it can be connected to the new ticket hall.

The plan is that on:
2 January: the last Central line trains serve this station, for now of course.
9 January: the current ticket hall closes.
12 January: the new ticket hall for the Northern line opens.

Source: http://londonist.com/2014/12/video-w...ad-station.php

The word "ticket hall" will continue to live on to describe the station buildings long after the ticket offices go. Most seem to get their tickets online or through a "pass agent".
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Old December 15th, 2014, 10:42 PM   #3771
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London Underground announces latest performance figures
15 December 2014

Latest performance figures from London Underground (LU) show that the number of people travelling on the network has increased significantly in comparison to the same period last year.

Figures published by LU for Periods 5, 6 and 7 (20 July to 11 October) show that passenger numbers on the Tube were up by 8 million in total across the three periods, compared to the same periods last year. Customer satisfaction scores also increased by three points, with scores for station staff availability and helpfulness going from 79 to 82.

The figures follow 2013/14's record performance, when LU carried 1.265bn passengers. Passenger numbers are now up by a third over the last ten years - making continued investment in the network essential.

Delays on the Underground were reduced by 40% between 2007 and 2011, and LU is on track to meet the Mayor's commitment to reduce delays by a further 30% by 2015

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Old December 19th, 2014, 11:05 AM   #3772
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£36m upgrade of Vauxhall Tube station reaches half way
18 December 2014

Construction work on the £36 million upgrade of Vauxhall Tube station, to increase capacity and make it step-free, is now at the half way mark.

This is the essential first phase of a major investment designed to support the growth and regeneration of the surrounding area.

The number of passengers using Vauxhall Underground station is set to increase by 40% over the next few years and in order to create extra space, the ticket hall is being reconfigured to enlarge it and increase the number of ticket gates, reducing congestion within the station. The Tube station has remained open during the work and will continue to do so.

The ticket hall, its subways and stairways will be completely refurbished and a lift will be installed between the ticket hall and platforms. This, combined with the existing lift from the bus station to the Tube ticket hall, will deliver step-free access to the Victoria line trains

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Old December 20th, 2014, 04:54 PM   #3773
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Croxley Rail Link: London Underground could take over construction of £230m project
Wednesday 17 December 2014



London Underground could take over construction of the Croxley Rail Link and the projected cost will rise to £230 million.

Hertfordshire County Council and the rail provider are discussion about who will be responsible for specific aspects of the project, but it has emerged London Underground could take over the construction of the project later this year.

The county council attributed the higher price of the project to 'wider railway benefits' and the cost of inflation. The scheme had been expected to cost in the region of £120 million.

Jo Brown, from Hertfordshire County Council, said: "The wider railway benefits include refurbishing the existing line between Lower High Street and Watford Junction, as well as enhancing the power supplies to both the Metropolitan Line and the Network Rail sections

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Old December 21st, 2014, 04:09 PM   #3774
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As someone who used to live in London I think a lot of the opposition to trams is ill informed. Trams given their tracks would be far better at following the narrow streets of central London than the bendy buses were, and with proper route selection and station placement even double units wouldn't block any roads (as they don't in Central Manchester).

Having said that I don't think Oxford Street was the right route for them, simply because the destinations served from it are too diverse for trans to replace them all. It's a bit like Manchester's Oxford Road in that regard. But the individual busy routes like the 29 to Camden and Holloway that don't use this corridor could be suitable for conversion.
Yeah, I think you've got the point. In this case more if the streets are more or less suited for trams, of it offers more or less capacity, it is the issue of how the routes are arranged. It would be easier to convert a two or three busy routes, circulating on a trunk, with the same number of branchs as the previous number of routes. But not as easy or convenient to replace ten different routes, with each running every ten minutes on a branch then being united on a trunk running every minute. Maybe for every branch is enough to have just one bus every ten minutes and it is not worthed the investment of converting every branch to tram.
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Old December 24th, 2014, 07:59 PM   #3775
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Video about Victoria station upgrade:

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Old January 1st, 2015, 05:12 PM   #3776
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Central line trains not stopping at Tottenham Court Road station until December 2015
31 December 2014

Work to modernise Tottenham Court Road station means Central line trains will not be stopping from Saturday 3 January 2015 until December 2015

Transport for London (TfL) is reminding customers that major structural work to modernise and enlarge Tottenham Court Road Underground Station, and to make it fully accessible, means that Central line trains will not be stopping at the station from Saturday 3 January 2015 until December 2015.

The work will improve access to the Central line platforms, with new entrances and lift access both from the ticket hall and to the Northern line. By 2016, the station will be fully accessible and the ticket hall will be five times larger than its current size - currently around 150,000 people use the station daily but this is expected to rise to over 200,000 when TfL-run Crossrail serves the station in 2018. The station will have eight new escalators, five new lifts, new Art on the Underground installations, new CCTV cameras, better lighting and other improvements

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Little reminder - first of many TCR entrance will open on 12th January
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Old January 1st, 2015, 06:39 PM   #3777
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Dates to remember:

2 January (tomorrow): last Central line trains call at TCR for about 11 months.
9 January: last day of the old ticket hall.
10/11 January: TCR closed for changeover works.
12 January: first day of the new ticket hall for Northern line only.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 09:14 PM   #3778
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Because the Central line platforms at TCR close after today, here is a fresh update of the images:

Central line – Tottenham Court Road




Photos by me, of course.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 09:26 PM   #3779
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It looks foggy, is there dust down there?
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That's legacy This station art is cute - which unfortunatelly disapear. What the loss!
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