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Old November 27th, 2015, 04:43 PM   #4061
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Northern Line Extension

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...648864&page=29

Official website: https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-informatio...ine-extension/


Project facts
  • London boroughs: Lambeth and Wandsworth
  • New stations: Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station
  • Length: 3.2km
  • Cost: £1bn
  • Year of Completion: 2020



Construction at Battersea Power Station (the terminus of the Northern Line extension)

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Old November 28th, 2015, 12:01 PM   #4062
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Is there anything official about splitting the northern line? I know its very dependant on Camden station being redeveloped.
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Old November 28th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #4063
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This is just fantasy.

In real world automated walkways can't be several kilometers long, with curves and different slopes.
Then the maintenance should be very expensive, more than metro maintenance, as escalators and automated pathways are expensive to maintain in relation at their lenght.
And this is a dozen kms system...

Maintenance itself could be impossible too without stopping all the 'line', exactly as maintainers stop a whole escalator to work on it

Last, but not least, the maximum speed would be very slow as the fastest pathways in the world got a 15 km/h speed.
Tube trains reach a top speed of 80 km/h and got a commercial speed of about 35 km/h
Actually there is another problem. Imagine this at peak times, packed with happy commuters and a fault develops making the thing stop. That would create a very real crowd-crush.

Nice idea, but really walkways - powered or not - should be at first floor level and made out of concrete.

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Old December 2nd, 2015, 06:09 PM   #4064
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Second Tottenham Court Road station entrance opens today, Central line trains will stop here again from Monday:
http://anonw.com/2015/12/02/tottenha...ant-fosterico/
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 06:26 PM   #4065
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Hm, though I wasn't really a fan of the original station, at least it had character.
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 01:12 AM   #4066
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Speaking about tube station design:

London Underground Station Design Idiom:




Full Doc: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/station-design-idiom-2.pdf
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Old December 4th, 2015, 06:38 PM   #4067
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Northern Line Extension

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...648864&page=29

Official website: https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-informatio...ine-extension/


Project facts
  • London boroughs: Lambeth and Wandsworth
  • New stations: Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station
  • Length: 3.2km
  • Cost: £1bn
  • Year of Completion: 2020
What? 1 bn pounds for an extension of just 3 km with 2 stations?
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Old December 6th, 2015, 02:28 PM   #4068
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Wheels have been set in motion for the updated UrbanRail map, which will correct the Overground service pattern on the line to Chingford and the NLE is marked as under construction.

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Old December 6th, 2015, 04:05 PM   #4069
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Wheels have been set in motion for the updated UrbanRail map ... the NLE is marked as under construction.
And the also recently started Croxley link?

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Old December 6th, 2015, 04:34 PM   #4070
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And the also recently started Croxley link?Getting a 403 error with that link.
Hi,

I've moved the image to Imgur: @sotonsi, please update the link to Imgur. I should have not posted directly from my home server because of the htaccess rules against hotlinking, which cannot tell from a innocent "a href" text link to an actual "img src" hotlinker. Sorry.

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Old December 11th, 2015, 04:46 PM   #4071
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From London SE1:

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Bakerloo line extension: TfL favours Lewisham via Old Kent Road
Thursday 10 December 2015



Transport for London's commissioner has revealed that the Bakerloo line could be extended from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road by 2030

News that TfL has put a tube extension to Camberwell and Peckham on the back burner will come as a blow to Southwark Council which had given cross-party support for a Bakerloo line route with two branches – one following the Old Kent Road and another via Walworth Road

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Old December 15th, 2015, 04:27 PM   #4072
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according to the article, if they're gonna postpone any extension beyond Lewisham then wtf is the point of the entire thing at all...theres so many ways to get to Lewisham already, smh
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Old December 16th, 2015, 10:56 PM   #4073
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according to the article, if they're gonna postpone any extension beyond Lewisham then wtf is the point of the entire thing at all...theres so many ways to get to Lewisham already, smh
The intention of this extension isn't solely to serve Lewisham, it's to alleviate congestion on the SE London NR network (Lewisham junction is a massive bottleneck) and to provide better public transport to vast swathes of London that are poorly served for Zone 2 (Camberwell, Old Kent Road). Anyone that has ever been stuck on a bus for up to an hour along Walworth and Peckham roads will know this.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 09:49 PM   #4074
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Official from TfL:

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MAJOR UPGRADE OF BANK TUBE STATION GETS THE GREEN LIGHT FOR WORK TO BEGIN
18 December 2015

The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) have announced that work to dramatically transform and improve Bank Tube station will begin in the new year after the plans were given the go-ahead by Government.

The £563m upgrade will increase the busy station's capacity by 40 per cent, improving accessibility and reducing interchange times when it is completed in 2021. Now approved, the station becomes the latest in a series of major upgrades taking place across the Capital

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Old December 20th, 2015, 04:52 AM   #4075
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Old December 21st, 2015, 11:41 AM   #4076
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Official from TfL:

From the article:

"This vital interchange - at the heart of the City of London - will be modernised to include:
  • A new railway tunnel and platform for the Northern line that will reduce interchange times and create more space for passengers
  • Step-free access to the Northern line and DLR platforms
  • More direct routes, with two new moving walkways
  • Three new lifts and 12 new escalators
  • A new station entrance in Cannon Street"

Right now, this is a necessity to expand capacity at a heavily overcrowded station in the rush hour. But with Crossrail 2 currently looking to dump more passengers on the withering Northern line, could this be looked at as provision for a new express metro line in the future? Something which follows key points of the existing Northern line, like London Bridge, Elephant & Castle, Kennington/Stockwell & Balham?

The City and the Northern line need help, as none of Thameslink and Crossrails 1&2 adequately help either.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 04:31 AM   #4077
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I believe there are plans out there - you may want to google "Bank station capacity upgrade".

Basically, they're going to redirect the southbound Northern Line into the new platform, and convert the now vacant platform into a circulating area. This will remove the need for passengers to have to squeeze through the Northern line platforms when transferring from Monument to the Central line and vice versa.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 08:49 AM   #4078
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 09:02 AM   #4079
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Speaking about tube station design:

London Underground Station Design Idiom:


Link to image

Full Doc: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/station-design-idiom-2.pdf
This is essentially my first time ever here on this thread, but, looking at that image that will serve as a guide for how future construction on London Underground stations will be made, I am delighted at how much consideration and thought was made in planning that design overhaul, something I believe should be done in other countries like the United States. Given the amount of people using the underground, finding ways to make the circulation around stations easier and better is something engineers, planners, and architects can be challenging, yet in the long run, the riders will greatly benefit from it. And by the way, which station is being depicted on that image?
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This is essentially my first time ever here on this thread, but, looking at that image that will serve as a guide for how future construction on London Underground stations will be made, I am delighted at how much consideration and thought was made in planning that design overhaul, something I believe should be done in other countries like the United States. Given the amount of people using the underground, finding ways to make the circulation around stations easier and better is something engineers, planners, and architects can be challenging, yet in the long run, the riders will greatly benefit from it. And by the way, which station is being depicted on that image?
The station, which is in this document, is not existed. Idiom Park station is just CGI example of how station must look like
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