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Old September 8th, 2010, 05:25 AM   #1361
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Obviously with Stratford station being closest to the Olympic site (with the exception of the yet-to-be-opened Stratford Intl DLR) this will help passenger flow... You really need to see an overview of the station to understand how much more convenient the new platform is for passengers going to the DLR, Jubilee line and the exit.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 09:39 PM   #1362
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In other news, a new platform on the Central line at Stratford opened a few days ago, I'll do a write up ASAP.
This is it, photo taken by my friend Simon Sadler:



Platform 3a, opened Sunday 5th September 2010
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Old September 8th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #1363
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New Central Line - Stratford











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Old September 8th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #1364
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Old September 8th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #1365
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Nice pics!
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Old September 9th, 2010, 06:47 PM   #1366
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Old September 10th, 2010, 02:36 PM   #1367
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I like how they provide extra information in the announcements, like that North Greenwich is the station serving The O2.

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Old September 11th, 2010, 04:10 PM   #1368
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #1369
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tubeman what is a train with grafiti on it doing out there?

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Old September 12th, 2010, 02:01 AM   #1370
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New Central line platform at Stratford

Opened: 5th of September, 2010.

This was built in order to relieve the current platform at Stratford, which is going to become especially crowded during the 2012 Olympics which will have Stratford as it's nearest major train station. Trains now arrive as normally and doors open on both sides, as opposed to only opening on the right before. This means that passengers using the cross-platform interchange from National Rail exclusively use the old platform as the interchanges to most other services is quicker from the new platform. As usual, the platform is fully accessible for the mobility impaired. No pics as I couldn't find any in the right format.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #1371
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tubeman what is a train with grafiti on it doing out there?

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Depends where it was stabled overnight; only Hammersmith Depot has the capability to remove graffiti (on the H&C / Circle lines). A train will run with graffiti unless it extends to the windows or is offensive.
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New Central line platform at Stratford

Opened: 5th of September, 2010.

This was built in order to relieve the current platform at Stratford, which is going to become especially crowded during the 2012 Olympics which will have Stratford as it's nearest major train station. Trains now arrive as normally and doors open on both sides, as opposed to only opening on the right before. This means that passengers using the cross-platform interchange from National Rail exclusively use the old platform as the interchanges to most other services is quicker from the new platform. As usual, the platform is fully accessible for the mobility impaired. No pics as I couldn't find any in the right format.
Plenty on this page already!
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Old September 12th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #1373
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Depends where it was stabled overnight; only Hammersmith Depot has the capability to remove graffiti (on the H&C / Circle lines). A train will run with graffiti unless it extends to the windows or is offensive.
That graffiti up there is nothing compared to what I've seen on the B Line of Rome Metro.
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A good report comparing the old stock with the new S Stock.

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Old September 15th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #1377
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The look on her face when the brakes make that much noise! I hadn't expected S stock to be that noisy, but I guess the Jubilee makes a lot more noise.

Less comfortable seats isn't a forward step either - but heh, for most Met line commuters the design of S stock is a big backwards step that TfL only really get away with because A stock is so old and mechanically limited because of that.

I'll give the walk-through train and serving those who get on and off south of Harrow better. Air con is more of a problem on deep level lines, but is a nice bonus here. For the other SSLs, S stock is good, but it undoes all the great benefits of A Stock that make the Met different.
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The London Underground is my favorite subway in the world, its a great service and has character.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #1379
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The look on her face when the brakes make that much noise! I hadn't expected S stock to be that noisy, but I guess the Jubilee makes a lot more noise.

Less comfortable seats isn't a forward step either - but heh, for most Met line commuters the design of S stock is a big backwards step that TfL only really get away with because A stock is so old and mechanically limited because of that.

I'll give the walk-through train and serving those who get on and off south of Harrow better. Air con is more of a problem on deep level lines, but is a nice bonus here. For the other SSLs, S stock is good, but it undoes all the great benefits of A Stock that make the Met different.
I prefer this seating arrangement. The older one is too crowded and the trains being less airy, it's not really comfortable.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 07:57 PM   #1380
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I was talking about the seats in general, not the layout - lower backs, thinner cushions, stuff like that.

And if you've been on A stock, they are plenty airy enough - I would imagine that S stock almost goes too far towards being open plan for many - A stock seats gave a degree of privacy from the rest of the carriage, but that's gone on S stock.

S stock has been designed for the young urbanite, not the slightly-older suburbanite that A stock is designed for. What might be good for those on here (who would fit in the former category more) is often a negative thing for most of those who use these trains every day.
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