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Old January 9th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #381
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I just got back from my first trip to London. My host already bought me the day-pass so I couldn't get an oyster. But the pass worked well. How much does it cost to make a plastic oyster card?
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Old January 9th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #382
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I just got back from my first trip to London. My host already bought me the day-pass so I couldn't get an oyster. But the pass worked well. How much does it cost to make a plastic oyster card?
A few quid at least... they contain a microchip
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Old February 16th, 2007, 09:31 AM   #383
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Memorial to London transit bombing victims to be built in Hyde Park
15 February 2007

LONDON (AP) - A permanent memorial to victims of the 2005 bombings of three London subway trains and a bus will be built in the city's Hyde Park, the government said Thursday.

Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell said the 142 hectare (350 acre) park -- already home to a memorial to Princess Diana -- had been chosen because of its "prominence, history and central London location."

In the July 7, 2005 attacks, four suicide bombers killed 52 commuters and wounded 700 during the capital's morning rush hour.

The government had initially planned to build a monument to mark the attacks at Tavistock Square -- where one of the explosions ripped through a double-decker bus, killing 13 passengers.

A fund of one million pounds (US$1.95 million; euro1.49 million) has been set aside to fund the memorial to those killed and injured.

Jowell called the bombings "the worst terrorist atrocity London has ever seen."

"A permanent memorial will provide a dignified and tranquil space for their friends and families -- and the country -- to remember them," she said in a statement.

The government is inviting designers and landscape architects to submit proposals for the site, in the park's Lovers' Walk.

A group of representing the victims' families said in a statement it would ensure "a suitable and fitting memorial is created to honor the lives of our loved ones."
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Old February 16th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #384
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Personally I think Tavistock Square would have been more appropriate... You can't move in Hyde Park for various monuments and memorials, whereas Tavistock Square is a beautiful little oasis of peace, and the scene of the most striking image of 7/7 (the #30 bus).
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Old February 17th, 2007, 06:23 AM   #385
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london beats shanghai anyday cos china is a dump an un-civallised dump with pollution and and crap everywhere.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #386
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Old February 19th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #387
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So are they going to be powerwashing the stations in the waterloo-city line as well.... all the underground stations could do with a good cleaning. But thats most public transport systems.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #388
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Well no one can beat us for history, can't say I wouldn't mind some Shanghai size trains and aircon, but the network as I saw it (2003, so lines 1, 2, 3, 5) seemed to be full of problems that will come back to haunt them, no doubt cause by the speed odf work. The stations were two small for the passenger load and the build and design quality seemed really poor. I very much doubt there will be books and books devoted to the network in the 2140's...
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 02:18 AM   #389
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Hi there!

I am a train spotter in Portugal, and i am going to spend a few days in London, is there any problem os restriction to take a few shots on the subway? Or its tottaly forbidden?

Thanks in advance!
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 04:32 AM   #390
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I have never had problems taking pictures on the Underground, but don't use flash. It blinds the train drivers.
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 01:52 PM   #391
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Hi there!

I am a train spotter in Portugal, and i am going to spend a few days in London, is there any problem os restriction to take a few shots on the subway? Or its tottaly forbidden?

Thanks in advance!
Technically you need to apply for a permit, but unless you're carrying around a huge professional-looking camera with a tripod I doubt any staff would stop you and ask to see one.

You might see 'Flash photography is forbidden' signs, the only reason for this is because taking a flash photograph of the front of a train as it enters a platform blinds the driver (they have just been driving through dark tunnels for the past 2 minutes), so this is a definite no-no. You'll probably get a sarcastic announcement from the driver if you do, as a former driver I can assure you its very annoying / distracting.

If you want to take pictures of trains underground, just snap the back of the train as it departs... apart from tail-lights instead of headlights it looks basically the same!
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 09:31 PM   #392
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Thanks!

I am asking because in Lisbon is highly forbidden to take photos even with a compact-size machine....its absurd and non-sense! If you smoke on the stations, no one says anything, if you take a photo, and a guard sees you, you could be in some trouble..

Its a bit late now to ask for a permit, but if i see any staff in the stations i stop by and ask. No problem about the flash, i hate photos with flash anyway, and i can understand how dangerous can be.
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Old February 24th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #393
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Thanks!

I am asking because in Lisbon is highly forbidden to take photos even with a compact-size machine....its absurd and non-sense! If you smoke on the stations, no one says anything, if you take a photo, and a guard sees you, you could be in some trouble..

Its a bit late now to ask for a permit, but if i see any staff in the stations i stop by and ask. No problem about the flash, i hate photos with flash anyway, and i can understand how dangerous can be.
Cool. Enjoy your stay!

Is there anything in particular you want to photograph? Do you want any pointers?
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Old February 25th, 2007, 02:31 AM   #394
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Ha, I was too nervous to take a picture...

But I first rid the Underground in January. I was impressed. Very old, lots of delays, some trains were uber crowded, the knightsbridge station was unbelievable (someone told me Harrod's had a sale), and some trains were claustrophobically tiny ---but very colorful lol. But I absolutely loved it!! Jubilee was fun too---although the glass gates sorta took the fun out.

Also, I was surprised at how friendly the workers were. I saw a train operator ask a "hoodlum" looking type teen if he was lost. The lines to get tickets were sooooo long.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 02:47 AM   #395
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Of course kub86

In Lyon metro, trains are more modern, cleaner and Lyon metro has one of widest type of subway trains in europe.
But London Tube is more impressive, historic, interesting and it is a lot bigger.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 09:28 AM   #396
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Technically you need to apply for a permit, but unless you're carrying around a huge professional-looking camera with a tripod I doubt any staff would stop you and ask to see one.
I've done this a few times and I have to say the efficiency of the film/media department of the London Underground is excellent. As I take my tripod and set everything up, I usually get a station staff to come with me and help clear the area directly around my shoot. But I always feel uncomfortable taking staff away from the daily jobs - I'm sure they're busy enough without having to babysit me taking pictures.
This could never hapen in Frankfurt as most stations seem totally unmanned.


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Old February 26th, 2007, 09:49 AM   #397
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Excellent photos!
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Old February 26th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #398
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Great photos there! I'm very interested in seeing some more.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #399
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I'm very interested in seeing some more.
Yes, me too
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Old February 26th, 2007, 01:15 PM   #400
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My favorite station has to be Michael Hopkin's Westminster Station.

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