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Old June 28th, 2015, 04:37 AM   #3921
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Piccadilly line ľ South Harrow

3645 - South Harrow by George Odlum, on Flickr

Long-abandoned 1983 stock train is finally heading for the scrapyard.
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Old June 28th, 2015, 12:13 PM   #3922
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I still think that London has one of the most complex subway system. Well done in my opinion!
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Old June 28th, 2015, 01:54 PM   #3923
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That's a later phase - slated to be operational by the end of the decade

The underground stations on the DLR would need staffing, and you'd need Train Operators covering sections of the line - it's not as simple as just running trains.

The biggest barrier - that has always existed - is the lack of demand for night-time trains serving the places on the DLR.
It's also to do with current franchise arrangements which expire in 2021. Easier to redo it then. I'd imagine they'd start with Bank to Woolwich and Bank to Lewisham, as that would allow people to travel much further out before changing to night bus for the rest of the way home.

Plus there are clusters of bars and restaurants in Greenwich and Canary Wharf. I suspect as Stratford grows they will also add routes there at some point. I can't see Beckton ever being worth it.
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Old July 1st, 2015, 07:29 AM   #3924
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Some progress on Tramlink upgrading:
http://www.londonreconnections.com/2...amlink-part-3/

Tracks west from Beddington Lane tram stop - before:



After:



And platform track slab laying at Wimbledon station:

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Old July 1st, 2015, 12:27 PM   #3925
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Piccadilly line – King’s Cross St. Pancras

1973 Tube Stock 148 at King’s Cross St. Pancras by Antje, on Flickr
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 09:18 AM   #3926
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A new app is launched - Disused Tube:
http://www.stationmasterapp.com/blog...used-tube-app/
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Old July 5th, 2015, 12:13 PM   #3927
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District line – Earl’s Court

D78 Stock 7060 and 7044 at Earl’s Court by Antje, on Flickr

District line – Southfields

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No tennis today but plenty of breathing space for a nice picture of Southfields being done up.

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Old July 6th, 2015, 03:13 AM   #3928
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Old July 6th, 2015, 03:22 AM   #3929
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How relevant for city dwellers are the fast ferries hauling passengers up and down the Thames river?
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Old July 6th, 2015, 11:28 AM   #3930
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Almost entirely irrelevant.

I don't know anyone who has actually used them at all.
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Old July 6th, 2015, 12:58 PM   #3931
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So apparently these alternative-mode services are not well patronized, as ppl said here the Emirates Air Line is also of little relevance for regular transportation.
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Old July 6th, 2015, 01:30 PM   #3932
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So apparently these alternative-mode services are not well patronized
They aren't empty though. Partially as they don't have that much capacity
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as ppl said here the Emirates Air Line is also of little relevance for regular transportation.
A big issue is the fare isn't fully integrated and that they are expensive.

However there's more commuting on the boats. You don't know who they are as they are rich people who live next to the river and work next to the river...
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Old July 6th, 2015, 01:33 PM   #3933
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Do tube trains have heating systems?
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Old July 6th, 2015, 01:44 PM   #3934
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Yes they do, under the seats.
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Old July 6th, 2015, 02:33 PM   #3935
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One more question for the day...

The tube's Northern Line has a complicated layout with several branches. How do trains run there - do they have specific pairs to intermediate stations (since there is just one southern terminal - Morden), or do they mix up destinations on the northern branches reducing frequency as the line slipts?
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Old July 6th, 2015, 02:57 PM   #3936
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One more question for the day...

The tube's Northern Line has a complicated layout with several branches. How do trains run there - do they have specific pairs to intermediate stations (since there is just one southern terminal - Morden), or do they mix up destinations on the northern branches reducing frequency as the line slipts?
This will give you a lot of detail about the current timetable on the northern line
(its also a great site to read)
http://www.londonreconnections.com/2...or-the-future/
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Old July 6th, 2015, 03:12 PM   #3937
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One more question for the day...

The tube's Northern Line has a complicated layout with several branches. How do trains run there - do they have specific pairs to intermediate stations (since there is just one southern terminal - Morden), or do they mix up destinations on the northern branches reducing frequency as the line slipts?
Off-peak:
  • 10tph Edgware - Charing X - Kennington
  • 10tph High Barnet - Charing X - Kennington
  • 10tph Edgware - Bank - Morden
  • 10tph High Barnet - Bank - Morden
  • 4tph Mill Hill East - Finchley Central
Peak is complex (and this might be dated, and will change with the works at Bank):

Morning peak:
  • northbound (northern branches paired with central ones):
    • 4tph Morden -> Charing X -> High Barnet
    • 5tph Kennington -> Charing X -> Mill Hill East
    • 15tph Kennington -> Charing X -> High Barnet
    • 26tph Morden -> Bank -> Edgware
  • southbound:
    • 4tph High Barnet -> Charing X -> Morden
    • 6tph High Barnet -> Charing X -> Kennington
    • 2tph Mill Hill East -> Charing X -> Kennington
    • 3tph Mill Hill East -> Bank -> Morden
    • 9tph High Barnet -> Bank -> Morden
    • 12tph Edgware -> Charing X -> Kennington
    • 12tph Edgware -> Bank -> Morden
Evening peak:
  • 6tph High Barnet - Charing X - Morden
  • 4tph High Barnet - Charing X - Kennington
  • 2tph Mill Hill East - Charing X - Kennington
  • 3tph Mill Hill East - Bank - Morden
  • 9tph High Barnet - Bank - Morden
  • 12tph Edgware - Charing X - Kennington
  • 12tph Edgware - Bank - Morden

Night (future service, initial plans):
  • 6tph (?) Edgware - Charing X - Morden
  • 6tph (?) High Barnet - Charing X - Morden
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Old July 6th, 2015, 03:20 PM   #3938
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Old July 6th, 2015, 04:09 PM   #3939
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Almost entirely irrelevant.

I don't know anyone who has actually used them at all.
I do - and here's a video he did at the time.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yQ84BJKsBQw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

(Sorry, that's supposed to be embedded - please could an admin fix it? Thanks)
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Old July 6th, 2015, 04:29 PM   #3940
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I do - and here's a video he did at the time.

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