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Old May 4th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #1081
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Video of 2009 Stock between Walthamstow Central and Blackhorse Road:

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Old May 4th, 2010, 02:31 AM   #1082
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I got to ride a really full 2009 stock the other day. Really nice, I was so excited and my friends were quick to show their scathing. It seemed quicker and quieter, was just a shame it was so full!
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Old May 4th, 2010, 02:32 PM   #1083
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What were your friends scathing about?
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Old May 4th, 2010, 06:13 PM   #1084
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What were your friends scathing about?
it being new I guess
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Old May 4th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #1085
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The fact I was so excited (all I said was "wow! A new train! This is awesome") at the fact I was boarding a new train.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 05:25 AM   #1086
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Oh, haha. I misread it the first time.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #1087
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The fact I was so excited (all I said was "wow! A new train! This is awesome") at the fact I was boarding a new train.
It's cool...It's a train thing. They'll never understand.

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Old May 6th, 2010, 04:21 AM   #1088
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Another 09ts video...

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Old May 6th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #1089
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Tramlinks future looks more certain now, Boris is going to provide money for ongoing studies into future lines for Croydon to Crystal Palace (after he was the one who killed it a couple of years ago) but there will be officially no money for any actual work for at least the next 5 years.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 07:58 PM   #1090
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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:58 PM   #1091
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Old May 14th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #1092
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Canada Water Station - Jubilee Line











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Old May 14th, 2010, 09:19 PM   #1093
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Amazing photos, thank you for uploading them.

Does anyone know what the hell is wrong with people in charge of answering to people's mails regarding Oyster?
I've been waiting for nearly a month, just to ask them if I could collect my card a day earlier.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #1094
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I have a couple of questions about the tube and DLR.

1. There was a small discussion in Shanghai metro topic about platform doors. They are used in the Jubilee line in London. Do they add extra time for the train to stop/depart or open/close the doors? If so, wouldn't it be better not to use a glass wall with doors but something like safety fences near the platform edge? It would still improve safety without causing side effects. Why such an option was chosen in Jubilee line? Are there any clear benefits?

2. I have noticed that doors in some trains (e.g. District line) sometimes open very early or even before the train has come to a complete halt. While some other trains (e.g. Central line) usually open doors after a short time lag (let's say, 1-2 s.) after the train has come to a complete halt. That, of course, may look trivial but when looking at the big picture those seconds add up. Is there any technical reason why some trains/lines can open doors earlier than others?

3. In some stretches the DLR trains start to shake... can't remember the precise location but even on a completely straight path it just starts shaking to the sides like crazy. Why is that happening? DLR was built fairly recently and shaking is something one wouldn't expect from a new system. Even the oldest LU lines do not shake like that.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 12:58 AM   #1095
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1. Theres two types, security fences like you say to stop people being pushed onto the line at crowded times or fully enclosed tunnels which remove the air pressure changes and can make cooling and ventilation easier.

2. Auto sensing doors or driver flipping a switch in the cabin to release them.

3. An issue with light rail at higher speeds, they sway quite badly on worn track.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 05:23 AM   #1096
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1) PSDs do increase dwell times marginally as drivers can't open doors before the train stops. However, on the Jubilee line the drivers rarely open the doors before the train stops at non-PSD stations, so the PSDs don't really make a difference.

2) From what i've noticed, all lines apart from the Central and the Jubilee the drivers can open the doors before the train stops. I don't know the exact reason but i'm pretty sure it's specific to the rolling stock on those lines.

3) The shaky ride is due to the fact that DLR trains are made for tight curves, therefore on straight sections of track the train is technically out of it's comfort zone..
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Old May 16th, 2010, 06:15 AM   #1097
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Thanks for the answers guys. I don't know why but I have that weird habit of observing the way doors are opening each time the trains stops. Once (I think it was District line Wimbledon branch) the driver used to open the doors so early that you could physically step out on the platform just before the train came to a complete halt. I was always guessing that in other stock (Jubilee, Central) it is prevented by some automatic safety systems. I kinda like the idea of opening the doors just before the train has stopped. Even if each such "early" opening saves at least 1 second of time it adds up to something more substantial in the end.

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Old May 16th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #1098
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I have a couple of questions about the tube and DLR.

1. There was a small discussion in Shanghai metro topic about platform doors. They are used in the Jubilee line in London. Do they add extra time for the train to stop/depart or open/close the doors? If so, wouldn't it be better not to use a glass wall with doors but something like safety fences near the platform edge? It would still improve safety without causing side effects. Why such an option was chosen in Jubilee line? Are there any clear benefits?

2. I have noticed that doors in some trains (e.g. District line) sometimes open very early or even before the train has come to a complete halt. While some other trains (e.g. Central line) usually open doors after a short time lag (let's say, 1-2 s.) after the train has come to a complete halt. That, of course, may look trivial but when looking at the big picture those seconds add up. Is there any technical reason why some trains/lines can open doors earlier than others?

3. In some stretches the DLR trains start to shake... can't remember the precise location but even on a completely straight path it just starts shaking to the sides like crazy. Why is that happening? DLR was built fairly recently and shaking is something one wouldn't expect from a new system. Even the oldest LU lines do not shake like that.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 04:42 AM   #1099
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Thanks for the answers guys. I don't know why but I have that weird habit of observing the way doors are opening each time the trains stops. Once (I think it was District line Wimbledon branch) the driver used to open the doors so early that you could physically step out on the platform just before the train came to a complete halt. I was always guessing that in other stock (Jubilee, Central) it is prevented by some automatic safety systems. I kinda like the idea of opening the doors just before the train has stopped. Even if each such "early" opening saves at least 1 second of time it adds up to something more substantial in the end.
On the Northern line 1996 Stock the driver can open the doors before the train stops, i've seen it happen a few times. So I don't really think it's a modern safety feature.
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They were renovating Oxford circus station in 2009 any pictures?
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