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Old May 26th, 2016, 09:37 PM   #4161
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Old May 27th, 2016, 04:56 PM   #4162
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Old May 30th, 2016, 01:01 PM   #4163
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More trams and extra capacity for Croydon Tramlink
Monday, May 30, 2016



THE 2016-17 Transport for London (TfL) budget presented to the London Assembly includes funding for improvements to the Croydon Tramlink network including capacity enhancements and additional LRVs

The budget includes funds for the completion of design work on a second tram platform at Elmers End station and track-doubling on the line towards Croydon. TfL is also planning to increase the service frequency on the New Addington to Croydon line from eight to 10 trams an hour by 2020

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New Tube for London systems integrator contract renewed
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UK: Transport for London has reappointed WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff as prime system integrator support partner on for the New Tube for London programme under a contract worth 񊸹m.

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has been working with London Underground for 2 years on systems integration services for the programme to modernise rolling stock, infrastructure and signalling on the Piccadilly, Waterloo & City, Bakerloo and Central lines

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Old June 10th, 2016, 08:13 AM   #4165
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On completion, London Underground will be able to operate more trains at a greater speed, providing a 33% rise in capacity by the early 2020s.


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Old June 15th, 2016, 11:52 PM   #4166
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Extension to Battersea and Croxley Rail Link is the only project in the London Underground?What is the length of the construction sections and what is the length of the planned closure of a section to Watford?

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Old June 16th, 2016, 08:57 AM   #4168
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Extension to Battersea and Croxley Rail Link is the only project in the London Underground?What is the length of the construction sections and what is the length of the planned closure of a section to Watford?

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Battersea extension is 3km and Croxley Rail Link is 5,47 km. Planned Watford section, which will be closed, is appr. 1,3 km
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Old June 17th, 2016, 01:00 PM   #4169
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Northern Line Extension



Installed gantry crane to lower the TBMs


Installing the Northern Line Extension gantry crane at Nine Elms by David Curran, on Flickr


Northern Line extension gantry in Nine Elms by David Curran, on Flickr
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Old June 17th, 2016, 01:11 PM   #4170
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Why haven't they built an interchange station giving access to Vauxhall?
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Old June 17th, 2016, 01:30 PM   #4171
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Well, if I'm correct, the line doesn't pass Vauxhall but instead even passes next to Oval before really branching off. It's a diagram thing.

What I'm interested in is why they didn't chose to extend it towards Clapham Junction?
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Why haven't they built an interchange station giving access to Vauxhall?
They're fearing over overcrowding of Northern and Victoria lines
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Old June 17th, 2016, 03:23 PM   #4173
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It's been suggested that could be remedied by Crossrail 2 - build the station but don't open interchange until Crossrail 2 is there to take the strain off the other lines. Seems sensible to me, why build a public transport system aiming for lower ridership?
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Old June 17th, 2016, 05:03 PM   #4174
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There are also structural concerns about the mainline approaches to Waterloo passing overhead. A station at Vauxhall would mean having to push a tunnel under a 19th century viaduct three times instead of one.
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any reason for not building to Clapham Junction?, surely they'd wanna relieve the rush hour crowds there
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Old June 17th, 2016, 06:43 PM   #4177
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any reason for not building to Clapham Junction?, surely they'd wanna relieve the rush hour crowds there
The first stop on the line after Kennington is Waterloo, which is also one of the destinations from Clapham Junction. As a result it wouldn't really alleviate the crowding, just redistribute it and ultimately make it worse.
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Battersea is funded by a developer and while TfL could afford to put some money up and modify the scheme to provide a station at Nine Elms, they couldn't afford to put up a lot more money to double the length of the scheme due to already committed programmes of Crossrail building and Tube Modernisation.

But - more importantly - it wasn't considered because, until CR2 comes, there's no way a tube line would be able to meet the demand at Clapham Junction without massive crowding.

And, making it more of an issue, the developers understandably (given they are paying for the extension to happen) want to provide their residents with as good a tube service as possible. Trying to board crush-loaded trains would undermine that!
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Cross River Tram: Green AM asks Sadiq to review project



The Cross River Tram was intended to link Camden Town and Euston in the north with Brixton and Peckham in the south, via Waterloo Bridge and Elephant & Castle.

Transport for London drew up plans for the light rail link under the mayoralty of Ken Livingstone, but the project was dropped by Boris Johnson soon after he took office in 2008.

Now the new Labour mayor Sadiq Khan has been pressed to review the case for reviving the tram proposal.

Green Party London Assembly member Caroline Russell has tabled this question to the mayor:

"Camberwell is very poorly served by rail and public transport access levels will remain low in parts of Southwark until 2031.

"The Cross River Tram would provide a public transport crossing in a part of central London where no new crossings are planned.

"Will you therefore review the business case for this project?"

Mr Khan's answer is due to be published by City Hall next week.

After the CRT was abandoned by TfL, an alternative proposal for a privately-funded tram between London Bridge and Denmark Hill – known as the Southwark Supertram – was drawn up.

As recently as December 2015 Trampower – the company behind the Supertram proposal – was claiming that it would soon be applying for planning permission to build the line.

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Old July 5th, 2016, 08:46 AM   #4180
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Whitechapel station redevelopment continues, with new roof is beginning to take shape:
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And view from Crossrail's webcams:
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