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Old August 23rd, 2010, 06:20 AM   #1301
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Yes, I googled it and it appears they are progressively running the three carriages journeys.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 03:57 PM   #1302
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 09:44 PM   #1303
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Just missed one this morning... Am still yet to ride on one!
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Old August 24th, 2010, 01:04 AM   #1304
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Just missed one this morning... Am still yet to ride on one!
I travelled on a new train twice in 1 day! and I wasnt even trying lol
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Old August 24th, 2010, 01:40 AM   #1305
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To be fair I rarely use the Vic... decided to go via Vic and Bakerloo to work this morning because of the signal failure at Euston Square (I travel King's Cross to Edgware Road).
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Old August 24th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #1306
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Old August 24th, 2010, 10:37 PM   #1307
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Old August 25th, 2010, 02:17 AM   #1308
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Old August 25th, 2010, 03:42 AM   #1309
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London underground iPhone app gets Boris Bike update



Boris riding about London on his bike has become a familiar sight on the TV news. In fact, his biking antics are now so famous, a new cycle rental scheme which has started up in the capital is known informally as Boris Bikes.

And now London Cycle Hire information has been made available on the official London Tube iPhone app.

Although you have to purchase the “Leisure Points of Interest” pack within the app to get the bike info, along with details of other leisure related pursuits around the city.

The app allows you to find the nearest cycle hire station from your GPS location, and it marks all the bike stations on Google Maps.

An augmented reality function also lets the user see the nearest bike hire point using the iPhone’s camera live view. However, this AR facility is only available to those running iOS4 (on a 3GS or iPhone 4).

Of course, the London Tube app lets the user plan his or her underground journeys too, so it’s a useful tool for getting about the city. In fact, about the only thing it doesn’t tell you is Boris’s location, and we should probably be thankful for that mercy.

http://www.techwatch.co.uk/2010/08/1...s-bike-update/
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Old August 25th, 2010, 09:06 AM   #1310
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I've travelled on the 09TS three times. First time it was by chance at Oxford Circus, second and third time I missed a few trains and one eventually came. If you want to catch one you only really have to miss 4-5 trains in my experience.

The train feels much more spacious than other deep level trains, it also has a futuristic vibe, I think it's the white panelling that's everywhere.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #1311
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The train feels much more spacious than other deep level trains, it also has a futuristic vibe, I think it's the white panelling that's everywhere.
Agree. Even from the outside, I see some futuristic traces.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #1312
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Old August 26th, 2010, 03:28 AM   #1313
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These trains must sense you. It's their revenge!
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I rode on 2009 stock a few times over the last few weeks. I don't want to sound like an arse but I was utterly disappointed considering it's a completely new machine. It's virtually identical to the Central line trains (or Jubilee/Northern) with the same old terrible noise isolation and unbearable heat. Refurbished old units would have been identical when it comes to the ride comfort. I guess it's the limited size of the tunnels which won't let interpret much with new designs. I still wonder if there is really no way to design any deep-level trains which could have an AC? It's not exactly fun to travel in a claustrophobic space at +40C.

There is one advantage though. I think it actually does have more space because I don't have to bend so much when standing near the doors.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #1315
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The tunnels do have an influence over the rolling stock, that's not much to be done about that. But they can do something over the AC.
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The train feels much more spacious than other deep level trains, it also has a futuristic vibe, I think it's the white panelling that's everywhere.
The acceleration and braking is a lot better, but I'm not to keen on much else. I think the windows are too small, and the doors seem to rattle a lot when moving. All the hype about the new ventilation system seems a bit odd as its not all that different from the old trains, still too hot, and due to the small tunnels this will never change...
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Old August 28th, 2010, 02:39 AM   #1317
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They are certainly not perfect but they're also certainly not worse than the previous ones.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 03:16 AM   #1318
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But they can do something over the AC.
Like what? Read up on it. Its a very tricky problem.
The only hope seems to the idea of freezing liquid to form ice blocks under the seats while overground and then allowing it to melt when underground.
That and some possible cooling using ground water cooling is about it.
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Like what? Read up on it. Its a very tricky problem.
The only hope seems to the idea of freezing liquid to form ice blocks under the seats while overground and then allowing it to melt when underground.
That and some possible cooling using ground water cooling is about it.
I have never understood why there are not ventilation shafts (other than the stations) on tube lines. I would imagine something as simple as that would allow heat to escape thus bringing temps down a little but.
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Stick a fan in each carriage

How far along are the new DLR stations from Canning Town to Stratford International?
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