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Old January 13th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #1721
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You mean the tube lines, not the sub-surface lines (which is a specific term for those lines that will get S stock)
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Old January 14th, 2011, 02:18 PM   #1722
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Hmm simple question. Has TFL ever considered implementing tram technology for its deep-level tube lines?

I seem to think that using tram technology can help lower the floor level of the train so that it becomes flush with the underground platforms. Apart from the platforms deep-level trains share with subsurface trains of course...
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Old January 14th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #1723
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The plans for new Victoria line stock started off as the "Space train" idea, that would lower platforms (as they are flush with normal tube train height) or the track, have wider many-segmented articulateness trains that are taller, allowing much more standing room.

It was rejected on grounds of cost. It wasn't tram technology either.

Most deep-level platforms that aren't flush with the train aren't flush for a reason - to not have it in the way when the train pulls in, allowing the gap between train and platform to be smaller - where there's curved platforms, there's parts where the train overhangs the platform and parts where there's a gap. If you had it that the train didn't overhang the platform a little bit, then you'd have to have it that all sets of doors had gaps - and bigger ones at that - to allow the train to not hit the platforms.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 01:51 PM   #1724
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Hmm good point. Thanks!
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Old January 15th, 2011, 05:28 PM   #1725
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Old January 15th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #1726
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Old January 15th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #1727
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Keira Knightley short film will be screened on tube platforms

AN ART-HOUSE short film starring Keira Knightley will be one of several pieces to be screened on London Underground platforms this month.

Film, art and animation will be shown on digital screens on weekday mornings and evenings during peak hours from January 17 to January 28, with the Museum of London displaying the work during the same period.

Maze, by artist Stuart Pearson Wright, features the Pirates of the Caribbean actress lost in a labyrinth, searching for her lover.

The film will be shown along with shorts by other celebrated artists and film makers as part of the Smile for London project, which aims to promote the work of young talent, as well as introduce more art into public spaces.

Members of the public were also asked to submit "uplifting and inspiring" silent films lasting 20 seconds, and the winning entries will be announced today at the Museum of London, where they will be screened throughout the campaign.

Jo Kotas and Alex Stevens, co-founders of the Smile for London project, said: “This is a hugely exciting project for us.

"We want to celebrate the creative talents of our city and at the same time brighten the journeys of London’s commuters. Our ambition is for the project to gain real momentum and become a permanent London fixture.”
http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/leisure...ube_platforms/
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Old January 16th, 2011, 04:08 PM   #1728
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You mean the tube lines, not the sub-surface lines (which is a specific term for those lines that will get S stock)
Yes I do, we all write te wrong things sometimes
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Have there been any updates about the London Tramlink?
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Have there been any updates about the London Tramlink?
I don't think there's a lot going on on that, it's more about Crossrail and Tube refurbishment these days.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 09:21 AM   #1739
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What to the Brits call the trains when its going above ground, running at elevated tracks?
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Old January 30th, 2011, 10:23 AM   #1740
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trains, railway. We don't call them 'El's or have a specific word for them. We also don't have any NY/Chicago-style ELs that have roads going along underneath them - with the exception, perhaps, of short parts of the DLR.
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