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Old June 16th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #721
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A friend of mine was taking pics and a guy told us it's illegal.. But I have a pic of the outside:

As long as you don't use the flash you can take pics on the LU.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 02:09 PM   #722
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Sorry for my ignorance, but I would like to know a few things about the Tube:

1) Are there any expansion plans for LU?

2) Is there any tube map from around the early 1900s (Edwardian Era).

Thanks a bunch in advance.

P.S. For me the Tube is not only a classic but one of the best metro systems in the world. If you think that many stations are over 100 years old, then it's very well preserved and as clean as possible. You can get almost anywhere in London with the underground.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #723
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You can find old Tube Maps (going back over 100 years, it's changed many, many times) here...

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clivebi...tube/tube.html

the tube is always being expanded. It never stops growing.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 03:49 PM   #724
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Not exactly about the Underground but about the DLR... I found a picture of the delta junction at Poplar which I thought was cool, see here
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Old May 31st, 2009, 03:57 PM   #725
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Sorry for my ignorance, but I would like to know a few things about the Tube:

1) Are there any expansion plans for LU?

2) Is there any tube map from around the early 1900s (Edwardian Era).

Thanks a bunch in advance.

P.S. For me the Tube is not only a classic but one of the best metro systems in the world. If you think that many stations are over 100 years old, then it's very well preserved and as clean as possible. You can get almost anywhere in London with the underground.
You should've asked in the 'Ask The Tubeman' thread! but anyway:

1) There are many expansion plans but none are sure to be constructed at this point and are not in the near future. Crossrail is a new underground rail line in London starting construction right now for completion in 2017, it isn't the underground per se, but is rather similar, see more details here.

2) You can read about that here. That website essentially outlines the entire development of the London Underground map.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 06:39 PM   #726
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Getting Philosophical on the Tube

Train of thought: London Underground gets philosophical
25 June 2009
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Drivers on London Underground trains have started reading out quotes from thinkers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Mahatma Gandhi in a bid to cheer up passengers, officials said Thursday.

As well as the usual announcements urging passengers to "mind the gap" and warning of delays, Piccadilly Line drivers are now also quoting philosophy over the public announcement system in a move broadly welcomed by passengers.

The quotes include "Everyone should be respected, but no-one idolised" (Albert Einstein), "An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory" (Friedrich Engels) and "Nothing is worth more than this day" (Johann von Goethe).

They come from a book of quotations compiled by artist Jeremy Deller which has been given to drivers as part of an initiative to promote art on the London Underground, also known as the Tube.

Poems are already regularly posted up inside Tube carriages in space usually used for advertisements.

Transport for London, which runs the Tube, said in a statement it hoped the move would "lift the moods of those travelling on the Piccadilly Line".

Deller, though, highlighted the importance of drivers using appropriate quotes at appropriate times.

For example, if a train was stuck in a tunnel, "there's one that probably isn't good, it's by Jean-Paul Sartre, which is 'Hell is other people'," Deller told the BBC.

"But I suspect one by Gandhi would be great, which is 'There's more to life than increasing its speed', which I think might calm people down slightly".
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Old June 25th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #727
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Pointless.

Eccentric nonsense which is only good for the drivers making their journies less boring.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #728
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Pointless.

Eccentric nonsense which is only good for the drivers making their journies less boring.
Well making it less boring for them is good.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 03:36 AM   #729
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If a train was stuck in a tunnel i'd be more concerned with why this continues to happen (maybe because upgrading contracts are handed to inadequate private companies and done shoddily...) rather than some phiolosophical quote that i've probably heard already.
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Well making it less boring for them is good.
Whats better, making the driver feel slightly better, or pissing off 500 commuters who hear it every day.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 05:22 PM   #731
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Will East London line be kept underground?

I've heard that it will be managed by London Overground.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 12:21 AM   #732
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Will East London line be kept underground?

I've heard that it will be managed by London Overground.
No, it will reopen as a fully integrated part of the Network Rail network, with services run by London Overground under the TFL umbrella.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 01:27 AM   #733
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Here is a beautiful photo I took on Saturday in Westminster tube station

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I would have laughed if wouldn't have expected to use the Jubilee line.

I wonder why can't they close the entire network and reopen after all the "engineering works" are finished? It now continues for years (decades?) and not much seems to have changed. Not from the passengers' perspective anyway.

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Old July 7th, 2009, 11:13 AM   #734
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At least the Bakerloo Line was running
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Old July 8th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #735
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I would also love to know that is going on with the engineering works.

Are they going to get the work done and the lines up to scratch so that closures are extremely rare? Is it due to the underfunding from the cons? Will one day closures be a thing of the past?
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Old July 8th, 2009, 09:35 PM   #736
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I would also love to know that is going on with the engineering works.

Are they going to get the work done and the lines up to scratch so that closures are extremely rare? Is it due to the underfunding from the cons? Will one day closures be a thing of the past?
Answer here
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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:19 PM   #737
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Wikipedia says that Underground's length is 408 km. How is this length calculated? Does it counts shared tracks as separate lines or counts them as one. What will be its length in both of these cases?
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It is route length. So shared tracks are counted as one.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 09:53 AM   #739
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It is route length. So shared tracks are counted as one.

Do you know how it counts the 4-track sections of the Met / Jubilee and District / Piccadilly? 2 separate parallel lines or one route?

The 4-track section of the Met beyond Wembley Park would be a bit of an anomaly then.
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Do you know how it counts the 4-track sections of the Met / Jubilee and District / Piccadilly? 2 separate parallel lines or one route?

The 4-track section of the Met beyond Wembley Park would be a bit of an anomaly then.
I seem to remember that on the TfL site it counted the SSL and tube lines individually in terms of route legnth, and then added them together to get something like 427km. So i'm assuming that for the figure of 408km they removed the anomalous sections where tube and sub-surface lines paralell each other.
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