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Old March 31st, 2016, 10:08 PM   #4141
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It's not too long, but here's a video (not by me) of a part ride along on the Northern Line.

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Old April 15th, 2016, 08:21 PM   #4142
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From Railway Gazette:

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Luton Airport peoplemover plan announced
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UK: Plans for a £200m fully-automated ‘guided light rail peoplemover’ linking Luton Airport with Luton Airport Parkway station were announced by airport owner London Luton Airport Ltd on April 15. This would support a £110m project to increase the airport’s capacity by 50% to 18 million passengers/year by 2020.

LLAL has appointed Arup to undertake the design and procurement of the peoplemover. It expects to submit a planning application ‘in the early autumn’, and construction could begin in 2017 for opening by the end of 2020

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Old April 15th, 2016, 11:26 PM   #4143
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about time!!! those news are welcome. I really dislike London Luton and one of the main reasons (if not the main reason) is the need to change from train to bus, which adds a seizable amount of time compared to Gatwick, Stansted or Heathrow
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Old April 16th, 2016, 12:05 AM   #4144
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YES! Finally. This'll be good for anyone using that airport. Used to have awful transport links.
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Old April 21st, 2016, 06:39 PM   #4145
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 08:00 PM   #4146
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Finchley Road, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines

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Old May 6th, 2016, 02:24 PM   #4147
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Baker Street Appreciation Post

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Old May 8th, 2016, 11:22 AM   #4148
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just up from baker street, see the met crossing regents canal

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Old May 8th, 2016, 02:46 PM   #4149
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I think TfL operates too many buses. Considering both the narrow streets of most of London and high labor costs, why not a plan to replace many busy buys routes with high-capacity trams?

I also think London should consider monorails in some 2 or 3 routes on the south side.
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Old May 8th, 2016, 04:06 PM   #4150
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I think TfL operates too many buses. Considering both the narrow streets of most of London and high labor costs, why not a plan to replace many busy buys routes with high-capacity trams?

I also think London should consider monorails in some 2 or 3 routes on the south side.
Could you please specify which routes should be trams or monorails? Perhaps create a map of what you mean?

I assume that you mean that these routes should be operating in segregated RoW/pedestrianized streets? Because you are not going to make things better otherwise.

There have been proposals, but most focus on the outer areas, given the density of the Underground in the center. They tend to involve taking over lightly used rail branches.

There are underground extensions and improved commuter rail systems proposed for the south side of the Thames. Monorails would have too much visual impact, and wouldn't have connectivity to anything else.
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Old May 8th, 2016, 05:42 PM   #4151
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just up from baker street, see the met crossing regents canal
When I was little, my mum always tried to get me to see the canal. It's rather hard from the trains to see it, though it is an odd gap between two tunnels (both pretty much made by covering the tracks with buildings - at least near the canal). It's easier to see from a Chiltern given the slower speed over the bridge on the approach into Marylebone.

More interesting would have been the old stations on that bit of the met, that I only started spotting them when I was an adult.

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I think TfL operates too many buses. Considering both the narrow streets of most of London and high labor costs, why not a plan to replace many busy buys routes with high-capacity trams?
As the controversial bendy-bus experience shows, London's narrow streets prefer 11m-long double-deckers than 18m-long bendybuses, before we even talk of 23m-long (Tramlink), or even 30m-long (what Cross-River Tram ended up being proposed as as 23m-long vehicles weren't enough of an increase in capacity to be worth it) trams. The 1st gen trams in London were shorter than the current buses so none of that "they've had trams before".

Paris was cited as an example to follow - despite a similar climate, where in London a bus would be taken, people walk (OK, good for health), or drive (less good). Their modal share for rail is about the same, but buses much lower, cars a bit higher and walking much higher.
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Old May 8th, 2016, 05:46 PM   #4152
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These would nicely supplement the New Routemasters

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Old May 8th, 2016, 06:51 PM   #4153
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Where on EARTH did you get those? Are there any more?

Because I have to say that that looks pretty damn awesome. If only it were in Red.
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Old May 8th, 2016, 07:10 PM   #4154
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Alstom once proposed this:
http://www.alstom.com/press-centre/2...ners-20070912/
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Old May 8th, 2016, 07:53 PM   #4155
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Awesome.

About the trams vs. bendy buses, I'd add that while lenght might be a problem at intersections, it isn't in terms of manoeuvrability. In this, trams are much better fitting in tight roads than buses.
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Old May 9th, 2016, 01:35 PM   #4156
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From Global Rail News:

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Campaign group calls on new London mayor to extend capital’s tram network
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Light rail campaign group TramForward has called on London’s new mayor to explore opportunities for more tram schemes in the capital.

In particular, the advocacy group is encouraging Sadiq Khan, who was announced as the winner of London’s mayoral election on May 6, to revive proposals for a light rail system linking Camden with Peckham and Brixton, via King’s Cross

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Old May 20th, 2016, 05:00 PM   #4157
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Is there any update about northern line extension and metropolitian line extension?
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Old May 20th, 2016, 06:03 PM   #4158
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Is there any update about northern line extension and metropolitian line extension?
Here's you providing an update on the Met line extension from the Croxley link thread a few minutes before posting here.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 12:43 PM   #4160
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After long dispute, London underground to run all night at weekends

Trains will run all night at the weekend from August 19 on two lines of the London Underground metro network in what new Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Monday would be a boost to the British capital's night-time economy.

Plans to introduce all-night services on the Tube, as Londoners call the Underground, were one of the main causes of a long-running dispute between management and the RMT rail workers' union that involved several strikes.

"The Night Tube is absolutely vital to my plans to support and grow London's night-time economy, creating more jobs and opportunities for all Londoners," Khan, who was elected mayor earlier this month, said in a statement.

The RMT said there were still unresolved issues concerning the Tube's engineers and it urged management to move quickly to reach a settlement with that group of workers that did not leave them disadvantaged on conditions and pensions.

"All parties have to be clear that Night Tube, a development that RMT supports, cannot be delivered on the cheap," the RMT's General Secretary Mick Cash said in a statement.

The 24-hour weekend services will start on the Central and Victoria lines, with the Piccadilly, Jubilee and Northern lines to follow in the autumn.

The statement from Khan's office said hundreds of thousands of late-night revellers and shift workers would benefit, with journeys cut by an average of 20 minutes and some by more than an hour.

The statement said this would support around 2,000 permanent jobs and boost London's economy by 360 million pounds.
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