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Old March 27th, 2010, 06:31 AM   #941
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I remember Bank Station has a large gap between the train and platform!
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London Underground is supposed to be the best transport system on the globe - it must work smooth as far as there is no ugly wish to stem it working normal.
Spoken as someone who, no doubt, doesn't live in London.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #942
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Old March 28th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #943
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It sure does.

Spoken as someone who, no doubt, doesn't live in London.
Considering that it it enormous it does work well, we are lucky.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #944
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It's not only enormous, but quite old comparing to most mass transit systems around the world.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 09:32 PM   #945
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It's not only enormous, but quite old comparing to most mass transit systems around the world.
Well, it is, but they are working hard to change that situation. By the Olympics good progress will have been done.

It is older that many metro systems, but also newer than many other ones, for instance New York (actually that's not a subway, it is nothing but a piece of shit).
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Old March 28th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #946
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I was not saying that there hasn't been any progress. Quite the contrary . Especially in connection with Overground and Crossrail.

I was saying that it needs to be taken in account that it's very old and people can't expect perfection from the Tube.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #947
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Well right, I meant modern sorry. However there's still plenty of work that needs to be done
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Old March 29th, 2010, 12:53 AM   #948
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It is older that many metro systems, but also newer than many other ones, for instance New York (actually that's not a subway, it is nothing but a piece of shit).
Er, I'm pretty sure the London Underground is the oldest in the world. The first line of the London Underground opened in 1863. The first (underground) line of the New York subway opened in 1904. Even if you count the first New York Subway line as the first elevated line (which seems a bit daft as it is a SUBway) then it was constructed 1867-1870.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 03:32 AM   #949
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LU is the oldest metro system in the world.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 07:40 AM   #950
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Unless you count Gondola services in Venice or waterbuses on the Thames.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 05:16 AM   #952
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Unless you count Gondola services in Venice or waterbuses on the Thames.
Metro systems, as in, underground high frequency railway.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #953
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Old March 30th, 2010, 09:12 PM   #954
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I can see that island platform becoming a little dangerous during the rush hour no?
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Perhaps, but I don't think this kind of platform is that common in the Tube. There's usually a linking tunnel between the platforms.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 10:11 PM   #956
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This only remains at 2 locations; Clapham Common and Clapham North.

Many of the original City & South London Railway's stations had this layout, but with time the number has dwindled through modernisation works (e.g. Angel) or reconfiguration due to new interchanges (e.g. Euston and Stockwell, with the Victoria Line).

One of the reasons why Angel was reconfigured was explicitly because the narrow island platform was becoming dangerously crowded.
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Yes, I checked it, it's one of the two remaining.

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There has been some statements on the board claiming that London Underground have no mobile coverage? Is it true?
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Old April 1st, 2010, 05:16 AM   #959
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It surely is true, there is no mobile coverage in the underground and that is one of the most annoying things (apart from many others, of which there are more than plenty).

There were some plans to introduce mobile reception in some stations. Are they still on the agenda?

Anyway, that's what keeps the traditional British newspaper industry alive
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Old April 1st, 2010, 11:46 AM   #960
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^If they were to introduce coverage, I personally only want people to be able to text or use other silent activities. I don't want to hear people doing business or talking about their 'happening' social life on the tube. That's what buses are for!
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