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Old February 26th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #401
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^Anyone have a pic of it with a working link???
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Old February 26th, 2007, 01:29 PM   #402
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Old February 26th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #403
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Here's your picture, True pioneer.

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Old February 28th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #404
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It's a great design. But I hated it because I had to transfer from the Jubilee line to District line everyday for work (and back). It was just too many escalators for me! It's amazing how much they've fit in a (relatively) small footprint.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #405
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Westminster is truly impressive. I visited it in 2004 and my mouth was wiiiide open.

Even my friends who couldn't care less about public transport said they liked it.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 09:15 PM   #406
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When that happens just highlight and copy the URL inbetween the image tags. Then paste the URL into the address bar and press enter and providing it's the correct URL you will be able to see the picture.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #407
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Brilliant, I like how there is one person per bench and one bench for every cutting - very symetrical.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 07:35 PM   #408
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Funny to think of little old run-through Westminster station being modernised to a point as to resemble some of our stations here in Montreal. The only problem I see with the Westminster additions is their going to become real dirty coz I'd bet designers never conceptualized how to keep the abundance of extra surface areas free of dust, cobwebs, and other dirt and grime. These vaulted underground spaces look nice new, but become so, so muted if not cleaned only a few decades later, which is the state of our lofty underground here.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 11:18 PM   #409
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Funny to think of little old run-through Westminster station being modernised to a point as to resemble some of our stations here in Montreal. The only problem I see with the Westminster additions is their going to become real dirty coz I'd bet designers never conceptualized how to keep the abundance of extra surface areas free of dust, cobwebs, and other dirt and grime. These vaulted underground spaces look nice new, but become so, so muted if not cleaned only a few decades later, which is the state of our lofty underground here.
That's a patronising post if any... "little old run-through Westminster" - it's a brand new station built below existing lines (some of the oldest in the world) that had to be shifted at a hairline's width each day whilst they were still running. It and the whole of extension to that line is a triumph of engineering and architecture (and yes, the station has cleaners - but believe or not, subways have less particle dirt than above ground).

I encourage you to post pictures of anything similar in Montreal - I'm curious to see...
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 01:44 AM   #410
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I think the reference was to all the inaccsessable spaces, which I am certain no Tubelines/Metronet contract cleaner is ever going to touch. Westminster does look a bit grubby allready. The worst on the JLX for this problem is the glass canope at Canning town (over the escalators) looked great for about 3 minutes before the first pidgeons moved in... now it has an ugly net throw across it.

Westminster is quite aweinspiring, but give me a cross platform interchange anyday! it's an arse to change westbound district to northbound jubilee. All the Jubilee interchanges (but canning town for DLR and Canada Water) are really annoying, a shame considering how well the Victoria planners did.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 12:14 AM   #411
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That's a patronising post if any... "little old run-through Westminster" - it's a brand new station built below existing lines (some of the oldest in the world) that had to be shifted at a hairline's width each day whilst they were still running. It and the whole of extension to that line is a triumph of engineering and architecture (and yes, the station has cleaners - but believe or not, subways have less particle dirt than above ground).

I encourage you to post pictures of anything similar in Montreal - I'm curious to see...
I was talking about a station most passengers and I'd pass through having becoming somewhat unrecognizable, and hoping that it maintain its fresh appearance due to being thoroughly cleaned throughout its existence.

Private money must be more impressive than a state's money -- they moved an old cathedral here 20 feet back from the downtown street so it better accommodates an underground shopping mall comprising of a measly two levels underneath it -- I'd need two photos to show you, no?
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Old March 4th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #412
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It's a great design. But I hated it because I had to transfer from the Jubilee line to District line everyday for work (and back). It was just too many escalators for me! It's amazing how much they've fit in a (relatively) small footprint.

Atleast you get a great view while standing on those escalators. Many stations can't offer that on there long escalator rides.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #413
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Is London the only city that has to put up with tiny tube trains in tiny tunnels?

So the sub level lines (Circle, Hammersmith&city, District, Metropolitan, East London) all have a decent tunnel size but all the deep level lines (Piccadilly, Victoria, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Waterloo&city) all have tiny tunnels about 10.5feet...are there any other cities that have tiny deep level lines?
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Old April 13th, 2007, 07:53 PM   #414
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Glasgow's are even smaller



Incidentally London's first 'Tube' (City & South London Railway, today part of the Northern Line) was smaller still, and was expanded in the 1920's prior to the Northern Line being created by unifying the City & South London Railway and Hampstead Tube.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #415
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, never seen anything like that in my life Small indeed.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #416
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, never seen anything like that in my life Small indeed.
It's like having your own wee model railways living in Glasgow!
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Old April 13th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #417
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Half the rolling stock on the Berlin U-Bahn is only 2.3 metres wide (36cm narrower than Tube stock):

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Old April 13th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #418
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Half the rolling stock on the Berlin U-Bahn is only 2.3 metres wide (36cm narrower than Tube stock):
It's a little taller than the London one, though.
In London I must always mind my head when standing inside the train near a door, otherwise I could lose it

The first line in Budapest is also very narrow (2.22 m), as are many of the older subways in the world, like the ones in Paris (2.46 m) or Hamburg (2.48 m).
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Old April 14th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #420
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well i found this picture comparing the 1973 tube stock to the large A stock train (i think)...
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