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Old October 8th, 2010, 02:30 PM   #1461
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to allow access to the platforms either side? :P

But why would they want to do that?
Is the station congested? After seeing the video I think it is not.

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Old October 8th, 2010, 04:40 PM   #1462
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But why would they want to do that?
Is the station congested? After seeing the video I think it is not.

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Yes, it's a very busy station with passenger flow problems which this new platform will help alleviate. It's also the key gateway for the olympics and will need to handle a whole lot more people then.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #1463
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TFL press release before the new platform opened:
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A new platform now open at Stratford Tube station aims to reduce delays and congestion for Central line passengers. Currently the station has one 'island' westbound platform, shared with National Rail services to Liverpool Street, which is busy during peak times.
Westbound train doors will now open on both sides of the carriage.
This will mean that passengers can use the right-hand side to change for rail services and the left for the Jubilee line, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) or to leave the station.
The platform was funded by the Olympic Delivery Authority which, together with Transport for London, has contributed to more than £325m of investment to improve transport in Stratford ahead of the 2012 Games.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 04:53 PM   #1464
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yes it's to make the cross-platform with NR effectively just for that, which gets rather busy at peak times when so many people enter the Central line that it's going to need a £14 billion project to get them to stop it

OK, Crossrail does other things, but the idea 20 years ago was 'another Paddington - somewhere useful route and stop Shenfield being a Central Line branch'. Come 2017, the cross-platform flow will just be the other direction, though maybe not quite as many.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #1465
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Yes, it's a very busy station with passenger flow problems which this new platform will help alleviate. It's also the key gateway for the olympics and will need to handle a whole lot more people then.
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yes it's to make the cross-platform with NR effectively just for that, which gets rather busy at peak times when so many people enter the Central line that it's going to need a £14 billion project to get them to stop it

OK, Crossrail does other things, but the idea 20 years ago was 'another Paddington - somewhere useful route and stop Shenfield being a Central Line branch'. Come 2017, the cross-platform flow will just be the other direction, though maybe not quite as many.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 06:10 PM   #1466
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Such a clean look! And it speeds up like a rocket.
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Old October 9th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #1468
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Old October 9th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #1469
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Such a clean look! And it speeds up like a rocket.
You're completely right.

It's incredible!
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So, what's the point of doing that?
To enable passengers to get on and off easier, and to decrease the amount of passengers having to walk all over the place to get to another platform or a connection. Now if they want one connection they get off on one side, if they want another or to exit the station they get off on the other.
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To enable passengers to get on and off easier, and to decrease the amount of passengers having to walk all over the place to get to another platform or a connection. Now if they want one connection they get off on one side, if they want another or to exit the station they get off on the other.
Thank you Makita , I see there's a good reason but I still think it's a little bit strange

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It's just a question of time saving and comfort for passengers.
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Old October 9th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #1473
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hi all ... comments on this map please ... [its a draft and tramlink is missing]

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Is the driving side also applied to Tube stations?


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Well of course its not always the same side but yes for crowd control you are often asked to stick to one side. At this spot in Kings Cross it was originally a big problem. Hoards of people would go up/down the stairs and passage at the top, making it hard for people going the opposite way to do so. So many people arriving at once also caused overcrowding in the ticket hall
Now they've added the barriers you can just see on the left (and in the passage too) it is a lot better. However as you can see some people feel they are more important than everyone else and dash past everyone else by using the empty side. It is rude and really annoys me. All they need to do is rope off the gaps between the handrail and the blue barriers.
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I know, I was kidding, it's a matter of organisation.
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More Bins for London Underground

An additional 25% more bins are to be installed on the London Underground tube network in a effort to tackle litter in the capital in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, made the announcement that the 171 new bins will start being installed from November, and as a result, by the end of the year there will be at least one bin in or just outside every London Underground station. This means that a small number of Tube stations that previously did not have a bin in or nearby, are set to do so.

The oldest metro system in the world, London Underground carried almost 1.1 billion passengers in 2009, and currently has 634 litter bins, rising to 805 with this announcement.

One of the difficulties in increasing the number of bins on the Tube network is that litter bins at Tube stations are subject to strict security controls. The only bin designs which are used are clear plastic bags suspended from plastic hoops, and they are always carefully positioned with security.

In addition, London Underground has been working hard to boost its recycling rates, and has established a new system where all of the rubbish placed in any of the stations bins is sorted in order to recycle as much of the waste as possible. A recent audit shows that 70% of waste left on the Tube network is recycled through this new waste management strategy.

The extra bins are the next phase of the Mayor's plans to tackle litter and improve quality of life in the capital. He made the announcement at a City Hall litter event which bought together a range of organisations involved in litter prevention and in cleaning up in the city.

Johnson, said: "The Tube is often one of the first sights that visitors experience when they visit our city whilst Londoners also want to travel in a clean, pleasant environment. London Underground staff work hard to keep the network spick and span, but these extra bins are a welcome addition to help passengers deposit their waste in an environmentally friendly way."

"This is part of a series of steps we are taking to boost the cleanliness of the city ahead of 2012 to ensure London is at its best ahead of, during and after the Games." Johnson added.

Samantha Harding, CPRE Stop the Drop Campaign Manager, said: "It's good news the Mayor is providing more bins for Londoners. Making it easy for everyone on the Tube to get rid of their waste will mean less litter. More bins on the network should also see an increase in the impressive 70% of waste being recycled, in particular valuable materials like glass, plastic and aluminium."

The Mayor has pledged to work with key organisations and Londoners to reduce litter in the capital in the run up to the 2012 Games.

City Hall officers are currently talking to the boroughs about adopting a scheme to make it easier for people to report fly-tipping in their areas and there are plans to co-ordinate a large volunteer-led clean up next year.

In addition a chewing gum summit was hosted earlier this year bringing together manufacturers, innovators and boroughs earlier this year to help address the issue of chewing gum rubbish. The Mayor is also planning to engage with tobacco manufacturers on finding ways to better tackle the problem of smoking related litter.
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