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Old October 4th, 2016, 11:57 PM   #4261
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Really interesting video on the Central line signalling
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Old October 8th, 2016, 01:58 AM   #4262
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Night Tube: Northern Line gets start date for 24-hour service

Night Tube services on London's Northern Line will run every weekend from November 18.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced the addition to the all-night service on Friday, just hours before the Jubilee Line runs continuously from Friday to Sunday for the first time.

24-hour services have been operating on the Victoria Line and Central Line since August 19, with nearly 750,000 journeys made so far between 12.30pm and 5am.

The Piccadilly Line will join the Night Tube line-up later this year, once drivers have completed training. Northern Line services will run from High Barnet and Edgware, via the Charing Cross branch, to Morden.

Around 200,000 passengers are expected to use the Night Tube when all five lines are in operation.

Transport for London predicts the service will cut late-night journey times by an average of 20 minutes and could boost London’s economy by £77m a year.

When the Jubilee Line service was announced, Mr Khan said: “There was a real buzz from when we launched the first Night Tube services in August and I am delighted that the Jubilee Line services are now up and running.

"Hundreds of thousands of Londoners have already benefited, and it's great news that so many more will now be able to enjoy our world-class cultural venues on the South Bank, as well as venues such as The O2 and Wembley Stadium, without needing to make that late dash for the last Tube.

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Old October 22nd, 2016, 07:23 PM   #4263
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Tunnelling works start on London’s Northern line extension

Construction of the tunnels for London Underground’s Northern line extension project, which will extend the line from Kennington to Battersea, is underway.

Two permanent shafts have been dug close to Kennington Underground station from which the tunnelling programme has set off.

The £1.2 billion Northern line extension is the first addition to the Underground network since the Jubilee line and will result in new stations being built at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms.

Although TBMs will be used to construct much of the extension, tracked excavators supplied by Schaeff are being used initially to excavate the tunnels around the Kennington loop, where the new line meets the existing railway.

Built by NFM Technologies, the TBMs are currently being transported to London and are expected to be in the ground early next year.

Tunnelling will be completed by the end of 2017 and the extension itself is due to be finished in 2020.

London Underground’s Martin Gosling, head of the Northern line extension, said: “The tunnelling works at Kennington represent a significant milestone in the construction of the Northern Line Extension which will bring Battersea and surrounding areas to within 15 minutes of the West End and City.

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Old October 22nd, 2016, 09:01 PM   #4264
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Old November 9th, 2016, 02:47 PM   #4265
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A tram has overturned in Croydon.

http://news.sky.com/story/five-trapp...oydon-10650875
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Old November 9th, 2016, 04:38 PM   #4266
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5 Dead. Wow.
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Old November 9th, 2016, 08:25 PM   #4267
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With a death toll of 7, this appears to be the deadliest tram accident since 1996, when 34 people died in a derailment in Dneprodzerzhinsk (now known as Kamenskoye), Ukraine.
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Old November 10th, 2016, 07:09 AM   #4268
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was the operator under the influence? And why aren't there systems to prevent such an accident...
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Old November 10th, 2016, 02:33 PM   #4269
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7 people are dead now, they reckon the driver was snoozing.
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Old November 10th, 2016, 07:52 PM   #4270
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According to the guardian, he didn't even attemp to break before that junction.
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Old November 18th, 2016, 10:36 PM   #4271
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24-h ridership visualization of London's tube looks like a heartbeat: tubeheartbeat.com
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Old November 19th, 2016, 02:49 AM   #4272
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how many signal boxes still on the Underground?

Now that Edgware road box has its days numbered, which ones are still left? Or was that the last?
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Old November 19th, 2016, 11:52 AM   #4273
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guessing by the direction of the SSL upgrade works (from the centre out), Amersham will presumably be the last
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Old November 24th, 2016, 07:49 PM   #4274
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From Global Rail News:

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Final S Stock train delivered to London Underground
November 24, 2016



The last train of the new S Stock fleet has been delivered from Bombardier’s site in Derby to London Underground’s Ruislip depot.

The new fleet is one of the components of a major upgrade of the sub-surface lines, known as the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) project

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Old December 2nd, 2016, 10:45 AM   #4275
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TfL issues £4.8m flooring contract for Piccadilly Line rolling stock

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a contract to replace rolling stock parts on the London Underground Piccadilly Line.

The notice is for a £4.8m goods and services contract for the supply of new saloon car and cab flooring on the 1973TS fleet of trains.

The contract will run for 36 months, with the possibility of a 12-month extension, and is open for tenders and requests to participate until 13 January.

Earlier this month, TfL also said it was seeking bidders for a £3.6m contract to overhaul the brake parts and vertical suspension damper mounting brackets for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line rolling stock.

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Old December 8th, 2016, 10:51 AM   #4276
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£3.1bn Bakerloo line extension along Old Kent Road 'by 2028/9'
Thursday 8 December 2016



An extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham could be completed in 12 years, according to Transport for London's new business plan

Previously touted for completion in 2030, Transport for London now says that the Bakerloo line could be extended to Lewisham via Old Kent Road as soon as 2028/29.

The Old Kent Road is designated as an 'opportunity area' in London planning policy with 20,000 new homes likely to be build over the coming years

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Once the extension is built these prices will undoubtedly go up...

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Old December 8th, 2016, 04:15 PM   #4278
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Didn't the rent for Whitechapel Road already shoot up?

LO + District line + Crossrail?

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Old December 8th, 2016, 04:40 PM   #4279
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Winners named for £350m London Underground civils

London Underground has named its preferred contractor teams for its £350m Future Stations’ Civils and Tunnelling Works framework.

Joint ventures between Morgan Sindall/BeMo and Taylor Woodrow/Bam Nuttall have won places on all three lots covering civils, tunnelling and combined civils and tunnelling.

Hochtief was also successful but only secured a place on the third combined civils and tunnelling lot with the other joint ventures.

The eight-year framework is part of London Underground’s plans to upgrade its stations – including Camden, Elephant and Castle and Paddington.

Work packages will include the construction of new station entrances, ticket halls and platforms including associated tunnelling and shaft works.

Paul Gott, managing director of major projects at Morgan Sindall, said: “Our joint venture has a strong working relationship having already worked together on a number of complex projects in the capital and we are looking forward to deploying this expertise on this framework.”

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Old December 12th, 2016, 11:25 AM   #4280
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I can definitely see an extension to Lewisham happening, but beyond that I'd say is more doubtful...

Whilst the Bakerloo currently has spare capacity at this end, it may well attract enough new passengers (especially after all the new housing developments along the OK road) to ensure that it's a whole lot busier. Even if this doesn't prove to be the case, at least getting the line to Lewisham is a more realistic goal funding wise, as trying to green-light a much more expensive extension to Hayes or wherever would be harder to do, what with CR2 also being a major priority.
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