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Old September 15th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #1381
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I suppose we just have to accept that there are no perfect solutions. Some like this new stock, some hate it and others simply don't care.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 09:06 PM   #1382
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I used to take the Met every day... it was kind of nice and felt a bit like a journey back in time on the A Stock, but it really wasn't all that great. People complain about the loss of seats, but if you ever actually had to sit with 3 people on a 3-seater bench on the A-Stock I think you'll agree that it was a very uncomfortable layout. Luckily, the trains weren't all that busy unless you were travelling in the peaks.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 03:06 AM   #1383
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People can't expect 100% comfort in urban transport, it's made for short journeys, it's not a longhaul flight.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 02:46 AM   #1384
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Old September 17th, 2010, 03:16 AM   #1385
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Old September 17th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #1386
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Old September 17th, 2010, 11:26 PM   #1387
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A good report comparing the old stock with the new S Stock.

Few years ago 81-74x.1 series in Moscow were highly criticized for very whistling brakes, like here at 1:30 - 1:35. So they had to replace them all.
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Old September 18th, 2010, 01:47 AM   #1388
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Noisy brakes is something I've noticed in several new rolling stock across the world. Don't know if it has something to do with their efficiency.
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Old September 18th, 2010, 10:52 AM   #1389
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Noisy brakes is something I've noticed in several new rolling stock across the world. Don't know if it has something to do with their efficiency.
Yes, basically... It varies from stock to stock, but regenerative brakes (which generate electricity from braking and feeds this back into the power supply) are in vogue for obvious reasons.
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Old September 18th, 2010, 08:50 PM   #1390
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S8 stock looks very well, seems to be really quiet.
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Old September 18th, 2010, 11:31 PM   #1391
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Yes, basically... It varies from stock to stock, but regenerative brakes (which generate electricity from braking and feeds this back into the power supply) are in vogue for obvious reasons.
Thanks for explaining, didn't know they could save energy from the brakes.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 01:24 AM   #1392
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Anyone know what this station is called or where it is? Looks very interesting.


Just been informed: Southwalk Tube Station. Looks very photogenic, need to pay it a visit next time I’m down.

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Old September 19th, 2010, 04:52 AM   #1393
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That's a piece of art.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #1394
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Rory McGrath’s Best of British Engineering. Transport Networks: “Rory travels by canal, rail and the underground, to celebrate the best of British networks and the engineering projects that keep the country running” On QUEST (channel 38) tonight at 21:00.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 08:08 PM   #1395
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Rory McGrath’s Best of British Engineering. Transport Networks: “Rory travels by canal, rail and the underground, to celebrate the best of British networks and the engineering projects that keep the country running” On QUEST (channel 38) tonight at 21:00.
Thanks for the heads-up. Its channel 154 on Sky if anyone else is interested.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 01:13 AM   #1396
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Old September 21st, 2010, 01:32 AM   #1397
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Nice station up there.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 01:57 AM   #1398
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Is the S8 stock already running? How many and what are the chances of catching one on the weekend?
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Old September 21st, 2010, 10:40 AM   #1399
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Is the S8 stock already running? How many and what are the chances of catching one on the weekend?
There is one train that can run in service, and sometimes does. I think they do test runs on thursdays/fridays, but there's no way of knowing beforehand when it will run. I think it's the Watford branch that's pretty much ready for S-Stock, whereas the others still need some signal tweaking?
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Yes as far as I'm aware it's Wembley Park - Watford only
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