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Old July 7th, 2010, 11:14 PM   #1201
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The new stock is really 'bulky', love it.
Not as bulky as the existing stock they are replacing on the Metropolitan line!
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Old July 9th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #1202
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Old July 11th, 2010, 02:09 AM   #1203
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Underground News June 2010 edition said: train 7 was being delivered making six trains commissioned for service. Train 2 to return to Derby soon.
(I think train 1 already has)
Heard about this project before. The cost of it seems a bit pointless to add two stations, one of which is near two existing stations.

I'd propose spending more money, but getting a MUCH bigger bang for the buck, by continuing the line to Clapham Junction, Wandsworth Town (both badly isolated from LU), then on to link up with the Wimbledon branch of the district line, taking that over from a new interchange station at Southfields to Wimbledon. From there it would be possible to extend south-east, taking over the Wimbledon to Sutton section of the Sutton Loop, which would drastically improve service in those areas, and take some of the load off the Morden branch.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 03:06 AM   #1204
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New S Stock being tested:

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From the side these trains do look pretty good. Not to keen on the cab ends tho
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Old July 11th, 2010, 04:59 AM   #1205
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Old July 11th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #1206
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From the side these trains do look pretty good. Not to keen on the cab ends tho
It looks very similar to that used on the 2009 stock, which makes sense as they are both basically Movia class trains under the skin, though the end styling for both seems to heavily echo the 1992 stock as well (I read somewhere this wasn't accidental).
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Old July 11th, 2010, 04:18 PM   #1207
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Not a fan of the glass doors on the platform. I like to be able to see the train coming down the tunnel. I'm sure they're a major plus safety wise though.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 06:26 AM   #1208
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Not a fan of the glass doors on the platform. I like to be able to see the train coming down the tunnel. I'm sure they're a major plus safety wise though.
I'm also not particularly fond of the glass doors but I'm sure they are more worried about safety than aesthetics.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #1209
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So Tfl has cut £10m from the £30m/y cooling budget.

I suppose short term wont make a huge difference though long term it will.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 08:52 PM   #1210
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Old July 14th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #1211
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Old July 15th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #1212
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p008vfj5

London Underground's David Leboff offers a guided tour round St Mary's in East London, which closed in 1938, and is one of the tube network's least well-known or visited disused stations.

St Mary's is one of the hidden gems featured in The London Nobody Knows, part of the BBC Radio 4 London Season.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:37 AM   #1213
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Old July 16th, 2010, 03:20 AM   #1214
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Video of the new S Stock testing under it's own power. Notice how the acceleration is less aggressive than the new 09 Stock, this is because it's manually driven rather than ATO.

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Wikipedia says both have 1.3 m/s^2. I remember there were a video with very rapid acceleration on underground station. But seems it was just a visual delusion.

1.3 m/s^2 is just good. Like most modern metro trains.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #1216
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Really smooth.

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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:12 AM   #1217
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Old July 18th, 2010, 11:47 AM   #1218
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Video of the new S Stock testing under it's own power. Notice how the acceleration is less aggressive than the new 09 Stock, this is because it's manually driven rather than ATO.
It will be retarded on purpose until the Subsurface routes are resignalled.

Interestingly the District D Stocks are capable of much better acceleration / braking and higher speeds, but have always been retarded because their potential performance exceeds signalling capacity and layout. The benefit was that when the fleet was recently refurbished, which added a ton extra weight to some cars, the tractions motor performance could be upped to compensate.

I once drove a D Stock which appeared to have inadvertently had the retardation removed or at least significant diminished, it was scarily fast to accelerate and brake. I hit 50mph between Chiswick Park and Acton Town (just under 40mph would be typical normally), and was able to hit the platform at Acton Town at 40mph and still stop. I realised the unit was different as soon as I picked it up at Earl's Court, and had been pushing it all the way westbound to see just how good the acceleration / braking was. sadly I was on Ealing - Tower Hill rounders so never got a chance to really go for it on the run out to Upminster. Never drove it again, at least not with that performance.
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Aren't they changing the signalling? If so we should expect an increase of the average speed between stations right?
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Old July 18th, 2010, 08:29 PM   #1220
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Aren't they changing the signalling? If so we should expect an increase of the average speed between stations right?
Yes but it will be very expensive so I'd not like to guess when this will actually happen
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