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Old January 22nd, 2016, 09:23 PM   #4121
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And the original elevated platforms at Island Gardens (when that was the end of the line):

I have a couple of questions about this station

The station was demolished (quite a shame as the building was pretty interesting IMO) while part of the viaduct is still standing

Airview of the old station



situation nowadays >>> https://www.google.it/maps/@51.48404.../data=!3m1!1e3

Was that viaduct built for DLR or was it a previously existing viaduct (to connect a former dock, for istance)?
It doesn't look to me as it was built in the '80s, it looks older


Other question.

Why, extending DLR South of Thames, did they build Cutty Sark station with short platforms? Even if as short as old Island Gardens ones




Didn't they think that possibly in the future (in few years I might say) DLR convoys could need a couple of cars in addiction?
And why didn't they extend the station platforms in the years which followed? Just because of a predictable high expenditure or is there another reason?


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Old January 22nd, 2016, 09:32 PM   #4122
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A shame indeed! I like that design a lot.
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 10:04 PM   #4123
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I have a couple of questions about this station [the original elevated one at Island Gardens]

The station was demolished (quite a shame as the building was pretty interesting IMO) while part of the viaduct is still standing

Was that viaduct built for DLR or was it a previously existing viaduct (to connect a former dock, for istance)?
It doesn't look to me as it was built in the '80s, it looks older
The viaduct is much older and dates back to the 1870's. Here's a link with some good information: http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/n/north_greenwich/

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Other question.

Why, extending DLR South of Thames, did they build Cutty Sark station with short platforms? Even if as short as old Island Gardens ones

Didn't they think that possibly in the future (in few years I might say) DLR convoys could need a couple of cars in addiction?
And why didn't they extend the station platforms in the years which followed? Just because of a predictable high expenditure or is there another reason?
Not sure about this one. But the next station is only about 400m away, so perhaps they felt they didn't need to expand the one at Cutty Sark?
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 10:08 PM   #4124
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Other question.

Why, extending DLR South of Thames, did they build Cutty Sark station with short platforms? Even if as short as old Island Gardens ones

Didn't they think that possibly in the future (in few years I might say) DLR convoys could need a couple of cars in addiction?
And why didn't they extend the station platforms in the years which followed? Just because of a predictable high expenditure or is there another reason?


Thank you in advance for answering
Cutty Sark station will not be extended in near future because of cost (about £30m) and risk of damage to the heritage site at street level. Nobody would ever thought that DLR will be so succesful actually.

Note that Elverson Road, Royal Albert and Gallions Reach stations are also have Selective door operation for 3-car trains, but these are on the ground.
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 10:56 PM   #4125
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Was that viaduct built for DLR or was it a previously existing viaduct (to connect a former dock, for istance)?
It doesn't look to me as it was built in the '80s, it looks older
The viaduct that's still there is older. However, the station and the bridge just to the north of it were DLR vintage.
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Why, extending DLR South of Thames, did they build Cutty Sark station with short platforms?
They weren't short then (actually they are shorter than a 2-car train, but that didn't cause a need for SDO), and were as long as they could build without causing issues with the heritage site. Also the DLR to Lewisham was designed to be as cheap as possible and the step change in cost for even full-length 2-car platforms there was too high (see also Canada Water's Overground platforms).
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A shame indeed! I like that design a lot.
Even 7 year old me, on my first DLR ride, noted the interesting shape of the platforms fairly quickly. The platforms splaying out was a nice quirk that will hopefully be recreated somewhere (Lewisham Bakerloo with a platform under each set of mainline platforms?)
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 12:24 AM   #4126
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Talking of short platforms I didn't mean that they weren't standard platforms for original 'size' of DLR

I was just wondering why extending the line, after few years of exercise, they did not forecast an increase of DLR use which would have brought to put longer trains in line. What happened just few years after extension was realized.

Thanks to your answers now I know that partly that choice is due to the peculiarity of the construction site of the station
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Old January 29th, 2016, 10:46 PM   #4127
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The Londonist, you have done it again;



Oyster Oddities and why and how you get charged extra and avoid the extra charge.

Has anyone ever experience something like this?

For is TFL Rail from Stratford to Romford costing £2.40 off peak (zone 3 - 6) and District Line/c2c from West Ham to Upminster costing £1.50 off peak (zone 3 - 6). Both single journey's. Yet travelcard is still over £120 a month between zone 3 - 6.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 06:29 PM   #4128
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I'll just drop this on here to tease y'all:

http://developments.dlr.co.uk/upload...cEustonStP.pdf
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Old February 5th, 2016, 07:03 PM   #4129
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I'll just drop this on here to tease y'all:

http://developments.dlr.co.uk/upload...cEustonStP.pdf
That was the future once, it isn't any more
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Old February 5th, 2016, 07:27 PM   #4130
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That was the future once, it isn't any more
And it could be again. Never say never !

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Old February 6th, 2016, 07:22 AM   #4131
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Official from TfL:

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WORKS TO MAKE FINSBURY PARK TUBE STATION STEP-FREE
30 January 2016

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that major work to make Finsbury Park Underground station step-free will begin on Monday 1 February following successful preparatory work over Christmas.

As part of a series of improvements to Finsbury Park Tube station, two new lift shafts will be built to provide step-free access in 2019 from street level to the trains at one of London's busiest Tube stations outside of zone one

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Old February 6th, 2016, 05:31 PM   #4132
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it has changed a lot along the DlR Line. I dont get why DLR is still not opened 24/7 as it is fully automated shouldnt be a problem to maintain it ...
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DLR trains may be fully automated, but they are still staffed, as a GoA 3 system where a member of staff controls the doors, but leaves all driving to the train's onboard systems.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 11:09 PM   #4134
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More on Northern Line extension:

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NLE Extension 1 by Luke, on Flickr

NLE extension 2 by Luke, on Flickr
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Proposed pedestrian square in front of Highbury & Islington station, where Post Office was (demolished last year):
https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roa...ner-roundabout

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Those in the consultation picture have to be the worst newly-designed bike lanes in London.
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TUFNELL PARK TUBE STATION RE-OPENS EARLY WITH BRAND NEW LIFTS
04 March 2016

TfL today, Friday 4 March, announced that Tufnell Park station has re-opened to customers after work to replace the station's two lifts and improve the ticket hall was completed two weeks early

The new lifts will take customers from the ticket hall to the Northern line more quickly and reliably than the old lifts, which used to fail once a week on average

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Plans for Knightsbridge tube station redevelopment:
http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2016...-tube-station/





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Northern line TBMs complete
11 MAR, 2016



The two 650-tonne tunnel boring machines (TBM) which will be used to construct London Underground’s Northern line extension have been completed.

The TBMs will now undergo testing before being dismantled later this year and shipped from NFM Technologies’ factory in France to London

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