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Old February 28th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #641
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Is it the moquette? (the seat pattern) it's more 'traditional' than the 95/73TS.
Yes indeed, thats what I thought yesterday.
Maybe its also the design of the seats. Why dont they go for something more modern there?
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Old February 28th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #642
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Yes indeed, thats what I thought yesterday.
Maybe its also the design of the seats. Why dont they go for something more modern there?
What do you mean? You think the seats shouldn't be cushioned?

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Love the pic's iampuking! How narrow is the Clapham Common platform, must be hazardous if it is busy.
Angel and Euston (Bank branch) used to be like this too. Both on the Northern line. The former was rebuilt in the nineties, because new offices were built in the area and passenger levels were expected to increase. The southbound platform takes up the entire old tunnel, meaning there is a very wide platform, the northbound platform is built in a new tunnel and is of standard size.

Old platforms, there are more if you look round his photostream

New southbound platform

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New northbound platform

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It also now has the longest escalators on LU, with a vertical rise of 27.4m (90ft). Having previously used lifts. The longest in Mosocw however are nearly twice as long... You have to use a second smaller escalator after these ones.

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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #643
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What do you mean? You think the seats shouldn't be cushioned?
I think they should go for other patterns.
But they could also go for non-cushioned seats like they do in other cities as its a bit more hygienic.
Then again the tube is quite bouncy at times so it could result in injuries.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 09:58 PM   #644
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One thing that bothers me about the interior of the tube stations is the use of coloured lines to brand the platforms to their respective line. Blue for Piccadilly, brown for Bakerloo etc. It's ok when the tilling/decoration of the platforms match the line but when it's a completly different colour it just looks ugly and spoils the decoration. This is especially ugly at Hyde Park corner where the blue of the piccadilly line looks against the brown and cream tiling and green paintwork or to a lesser extent at Russell Square below



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I appreciate that it's hard for tourists and unfamiliar people to figure out what line they're on but there are enough clues such as signs and the actual trains that stop at the platform to help even the most mentally challenged person to find their way around.
Is it just me? am I alone? or does it bother other people a little?
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Old February 29th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #645
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I never really thought about it, to be honest, i'm so relieved to see a Yerkes station that has actually been restored to give a hoot about the signs!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 12:40 AM   #646
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I think they should go for other patterns.
But they could also go for non-cushioned seats like they do in other cities as its a bit more hygienic.
Then again the tube is quite bouncy at times so it could result in injuries.
I don't mind if they're unhygienic, most public places in the city are, and they're not comfortable either, but cushioned seats are!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #647
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I love the original tiling, it just seems a shame to spoil it by slapping something completely unsympathetic over the top. Typical of a very slap-dash approach to the renovation and restoration of a lot of the stations on the underground.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #648
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I agree with you, on the 'Ask The Tubeman' thread I just complained about how advertisements are going to be slapped over the tiling at Gloucester Road. Even though they spent time on restoring it...

If you're interested in Yerkes tiling then see this website.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #649
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Thanks for the site iampuking (ionlyjustgotthat!) was really interesting
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Old February 29th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #650
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Old March 1st, 2008, 08:19 PM   #651
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Exellent post iampuking!
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Old March 5th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #652
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Underground events

There are some interesting sounding talks about underground London coming up including about cooling the tube, archaeology and cold war bunkers.
http://www.buildingcentre.co.uk/even...ing_events.asp
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Old March 10th, 2008, 01:38 AM   #653
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Tube drivers eye view, it's the Circle line between Kings Cross and Liverpool Street being typically slow. Waits in stations and gaps between tunnels (where it is pitch black) have been edited out.


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Old March 10th, 2008, 02:24 AM   #654
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HEY GUYS ,,,,,WHATĘS THE NAME OF THE FACTORY THAT MAKES THE LONDONĘS TRAINS?????
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HEY GUYS ,,,,,WHATĘS THE NAME OF THE FACTORY THAT MAKES THE LONDONĘS TRAINS?????
Which trains on which route and at what time in history?!

The new tube and sub-surface stock is being built by Bombardier.
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Yes it depends... A Stock was built by Cravens in Sheffield, then everything between the '67 and the '83 Stock was built by Metro-Cammell in Birmingham. The '92 stock was built by BREL in Derby (now Bombardier) and the '95 and '96 stocks were built by GEC Alsthom in Birmingham (who took over Metro-Cammell), although the 7th cars for the '96 stock were built in Spain I believe.
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oh thanks a lott for the information ,,,,and which one of that are actually in jubily line ??
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The service started on the jubilee line with 1972 stock build by Metro-Cammell, it has been replaced by 1983 stock, build by the same manufacturer. Today the service is run with 1996 stock build by CEC-Alstom.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 09:42 PM   #659
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What I read earleir here is not completly true ( the thing about the Picadilly Line nly calling on the same platforms at Ealing Common and Acton Town, early in the morinig and very late(also the onlt time the P. Line stops there), they also call at the same platforms at Turnham Green, Chiswick Park, etc.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 04:22 AM   #660
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Anyone that has been on LU in the summer will appreciate this.

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What I read earleir here is not completly true ( the thing about the Picadilly Line nly calling on the same platforms at Ealing Common and Acton Town, early in the morinig and very late(also the onlt time the P. Line stops there), they also call at the same platforms at Turnham Green, Chiswick Park, etc.
The Piccadilly line shares tracks with the District line between Acton Town and just north of Ealing Common station, only on the Uxbridge branch. I've witnessed the Piccadilly line stopping in the District line platforms at Acton Town, but I don't think they're timetabled to do so. The Piccadilly line stops at Turnham Green early mornings and late evenings, but never stops at Chiswick Park, there aren't even platforms for it!
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