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Old October 11th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #1481
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The Underground has no bins - it got rid of it's last one when they re-painted the out-of-station bridge at Amersham a couple of years ago, having removed all the others because of the IRA threat.

That said, in recent years there's been a huge boom in rubbish bags hanging from hoops at stations - I find the 634 number believable, but astonishing given there was nothing not too long ago.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 09:06 PM   #1482
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634 bins does look like a small number for such a big network.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #1483
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Old October 12th, 2010, 01:30 AM   #1484
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634 bins does look like a small number for such a big network.
That is indeed. I can't remember seeing any bins in LU. Maybe I have seen some plastic bags if I'm not confusing that with national rail stations (the latter do have bags in most stations I have used).
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Old October 12th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #1485
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634 bins does look like a small number for such a big network.
works out as a bit under 2 per platform - it not that small, but it can be bigger.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 09:24 AM   #1486
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That is indeed. I can't remember seeing any bins in LU. Maybe I have seen some plastic bags if I'm not confusing that with national rail stations (the latter do have bags in most stations I have used).
They are mostly on above ground stations.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 11:25 PM   #1487
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works out as a bit under 2 per platform - it not that small, but it can be bigger.
It must be like the minimum acceptable. But a bigger number would surely be welcomed.
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Old October 13th, 2010, 02:12 AM   #1488
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It must be like the minimum acceptable. But a bigger number would surely be welcomed.
No, for years we considered zero as acceptable.

And when I said "it can be bigger" I implied that more would be welcomed - I can't see why anyone would disagree.
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Well, that is past and now a few hundred are the 'acceptable'.
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Old October 13th, 2010, 10:43 PM   #1490
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works out as a bit under 2 per platform - it not that small, but it can be bigger.
I think that it is enough.
And more after having 0!
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After directing Aakrosh, director Priyadarshan has developed a penchant for action thrillers. He is currently shooting in London for producer Ratan Jain’s Tez. While Ajay Devgn plays a sardonic villain who holds a speeding train to ransom, the film also features Boman Irani and Kangana Ranaut.

Priyadarshan spent a week with the British rail department at their headquarters in London to study the train system. While most of the film is being shot in the Tube itself from London to Glasgow, the control room scenes will be shot in Mumbai next month.

“It was imperative to shoot in an actual train to give the film a realistic touch. It wasn’t easy to get permission,” says the director. Due to the subject of his film, Priyadarshan also faced problems in acquiring work permits for his crew. “Tez is not about terrorism. It’s about a headstrong man (Ajay Devgan) wanting to show his power over the establishment and hence, holding a moving train to ransom,” says Priyadarshan.

“The film is similar to Jan de Bont’s Speed,” he adds. Other films shot on the same subject are Junya Sato’s The Bullet Train (1975) and Tony Scot’s The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009).

Boman Irani, who plays a Brit railway traffic supervisor in the film, had gone along with Priyadarshan to London for the recce. “I observed how the rail supervisors operate, especially the Brit lingo and jargon used in the profession. I will be seen on the microphone, processing information in the control room in Tez,” says Irani.
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ABB to supply switchgear to London Underground

Power and automation technology group ABB has won a competitive contract from EDF Energy Infrastructure Services to supply medium-voltage (MV) switchgear panels for a project to upgrade the 11kV power network serving London Underground’s SSR (Sub-Surface Railway) lines.

EDF Energy Infrastructure Services will install the ABB MV switchgear in substations at 13 locations – from Acton Town to Upminster – where it will replace existing equipment that has now reached the end of its service life.

Delivery of the 147 panels will commence in December 2010, with delivery of the final panels scheduled for mid-2012.
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Why they have numbers above the lines???
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It's a depot, there're like parking spaces.
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