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Old December 5th, 2010, 08:15 PM   #1661
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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:53 AM   #1663
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The 'Mind the gap' annoucement and signs are almost as classic as the Tube itself.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 01:57 AM   #1664
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London Tube and New York Subway for Windows Phone 7 Now Available

Presselite is happy to announce the release of their first two Windows Phone 7 applications, London Tube and New York Subway. Both applications are comprehensive guides to help you find your way around these metropolitan areas. London Tube and New York Subway for Windows Phone 7 are available now at the Microsoft Zune Marketplace.

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London Tube for Windows Phone 7 is a comprehensive guide to travelling through London. It includes official subway maps. London Tube map is licensed by Presselite from Transport for London (TfL).

* Latest official map of London Tube with zones (2010).
* Detailed map of each line in London.
* Precise location of each station on the map (with a red circle), and also on Bing Maps.
* The trip planner tool allows you to find automatically the best route to get to your destination in the subway. Travel time is also estimated.
* The route planner included in this application does not require a network connection to operate, it works perfectly while in the subway.
* The application locates the nearest Tube stations from your position in London (within a 2km radius).
* The application is fully compatible with Bing Maps. It is possible to locate the nearest stations from your position on Bing Maps within the application, each station is represented by a black pin.
* London Tube Service updates (Live travel news) are available.
* The application is available in English, French, Spanish, Deutsch, and Japanese.

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Jubilee Line replacement buses cost £11.6m

A "staggering" £11.6 million has been spent on replacement buses because of engineering work on one of London Underground's lines, it has been revealed.

The Liberal Democrats said weekend closures on the Jubilee Line, which it said has caused years of disruption, has led to a "huge" bill.

The party's London Assembly leader Caroline Pidgeon said answers to questions posed to Mayor Boris Johnson showed that Transport for London (TfL) paid out £5.7 million for replacement buses in the year to March, taking the total since 2006 to a "staggering" £11.6 million.

Ms Pidgeon said: "The delayed upgrades to the Jubilee Line has been bad enough for passengers and businesses, who have had to put up with terrible disruption and closures for far too long.

"It is now rubbing salt into the wound to discover that farepayers are picking up another huge bill.

"Such huge expenditure on replacement buses is just one further reason why a new approach to Tube upgrades is necessary. Completing upgrade work in a much shorter space of time - with block closures if necessary - would be good for the Tube and passengers. TfL and the Mayor need to have an urgent rethink."
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It’s a good Friday for Tube as journeys set to hit record high

More than 4.2 million journeys are expected to be made on the Tube today — a record.



Transport for London believes today or next Friday will see the number of passengers carried on London Underground surpass all previous figures. Public transport journeys have been creeping back up to levels not seen since before the economic downturn. Friday November 26 saw the Tube go over the four million mark for the first time in two years.

The all-time record for Tube journeys is 4.17 million recorded on Friday December 7, 2007. Transport bosses believe that on current trends the number will be topped this year in the run-up to Christmas.

It come as TfL figures showed a record number of total journeys in a month with London Underground carrying more than 90 million passengers and an additional 6.7 million on the Docklands Light Railway in the four-week period between October 17 and November 13. TfL managing director Mike Brown said the record number of journeys made — despite strike action last month — demonstrated the role public transport plays in the capital's economy.

On London Tramlink, the second half of November saw more than 100,000 people carried on a single day for the first time. London Overground now carries 200,000 passengers per day with the number of passengers on the recently opened East London line rising from 40,000 in June to 70,000 in October.

Mr Brown said: “These figures show the huge role that our Tube and rail services play in the capital's economy, and demonstrate why the Mayor and TfL's campaign to protect our Tube upgrades has been so crucial. The Tube alone has seen a 16 per cent rise in passengers in the last seven years, and now operates 70 million train kilometres a year — a 27 per cent increase on 15 years ago."

“It's vital that we keep up with the huge demand we're seeing for Tube and rail services, but we continue to look for innovative ways in which to carry out the work needed to give Londoners a first-class network.”
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Balfour Beatty wins £110m Tube contract

Balfour Beatty, the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure group, has won £110m ($174m) worth of track renewal and maintenance work on two thirds of the London Underground network.

The group, which will be working with London Underground, will replace miles of ballasted track along six lines on the Tube system, including the Bakerloo, Circle, and Central lines. During the five-year contract, Balfour will repair and replace points and crossings, including all ancillary signalling and drainage works network.

“We have come up with a programme where we can do all of the jobs and therefore there isn’t the problem of the past, when different bits of the project would be spread out among different contractors and it would use many more engineering hours,” said Andrew McNaughton, Balfour’s chief operation officer.

London Underground said the upgrades across the network, which will start next spring, would help with the expected 40 per cent increase in usage when the company rolls out 200 new trains next year. David Waboso, capital programme director at London Underground, said Balfour had tendered detailed proposals of reducing costs and would work with the tube operator to improve efficiencies.

The value of building work on Britain’s wider rail network is set to double during the next five years, offering a much-needed lift to the county’s beleaguered construction industry. A raft of high-profile projects, including Crossrail and the overhaul of the Thameslink line between Bedford and Brighton, is expected to generate more than £21bn of work for builders after the government raised investment in rail above roads for the first time.

In spite of the slowdown in government money flowing to the construction industry, Balfour Beatty has continued to win the lion’s share of so-called big ticket contracts to build roads, railways and other infrastructure projects.

In the year to the start of December, the group secured 788 contracts with a total value of £4.5bn, more than double the quantity of its next closest rival. Last month the group announced plans to launch a £1bn infrastructure investment fund. Shares in Balfour Beatty fell 2.9p or 1 per cent to 306.1p in London trading on Friday.
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This section is really the pride of LU, really cool stations. Even though the refurbished Art Deco ones are pretty stunning as well, but you can't compare the styles.
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