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Old February 5th, 2011, 01:40 AM   #1761
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Old February 5th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #1762
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Old February 5th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #1763
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Old February 6th, 2011, 02:35 AM   #1764
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Old February 6th, 2011, 05:22 AM   #1765
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Well, it serves one of the busiest railway stations in Europe.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 11:46 AM   #1767
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Old February 8th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #1768
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Old February 8th, 2011, 04:45 PM   #1769
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Jubilee line upgrade almost ready says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has announced "significant" progress towards completion of the Jubilee line upgrade. The new automatic signalling system, which has caused numerous line closures in recent years, is now in use of the bulk of the line, and should be fully operational by the spring.

Most of the work still be done is on the northern section of the line, with the section between Stratford and Dollis Hill fully operational during passenger service.The upgrade, which had been carried out by Wharf-based consortium Tube Lines, was due to be completed by the end of 2009. But wrangles over line access meant the work fell behind schedule. Tube Lines was bought out by London Underground for £310million last summer.

The end is in sight, although TfL have not said exactly when the upgrade will be fully completed. Mr Johnson said: "Work has been progressing swiftly since TfL took control of Tube Lines and we can now see real milestones being reached, including the long-awaited completion of this crucial upgrade in just a few months time.

"This is good news for the many thousands of passengers who rely on the line, and clearly demonstrates how our hands-on approach to the upgrades is making real improvements."

When complete, the signalling will allow trains to run closer together - in the same way the DLR operates - creating a 33 per cent boost in capacity, the equivalent of 5,000 extra passengers an hour. Transport for London also claims it will cut journey times by 22 per cent.
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Anyone know when the new interiors will be fitted:
http://londonist.com/2010/07/new_und...e_unveiled.php
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Old February 9th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #1771
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Anyone know when the new interiors will be fitted:
http://londonist.com/2010/07/new_und...e_unveiled.php
Shouldn't they have already done that with the most recent stock?
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Shouldn't they have already done that with the most recent stock?
Well according to the BBC the first line to get the new interiors will be the Central line which they say is being refurbished this year. I have yet to hear anyone bar the BBC mention a central refurbishment, although I do personally feel it is now due as some of the trains are now starting to look a bit scrappy.

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Old February 10th, 2011, 04:29 AM   #1773
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Central line trains are known for being held together with tape.

However the biggest problem is with the motors, I believe. They were supposed to be replaced but i'm not sure about the progress on that project. The 1992 Stock were very cheaply made unfortunately.
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Well according to the BBC the first line to get the new interiors will be the Central line which they say is being refurbished this year. I have yet to hear anyone bar the BBC mention a central refurbishment, although I do personally feel it is now due as some of the trains are now starting to look a bit scrappy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10586117
Thanks, iampuking is right, the condition of some seats in unacceptable in some trains.
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Capgemini wins £11m Tube Lines applications support deal

Transport for London (TfL) has handed over support for IT applications at its Tube Lines unit to services firm Capgemini, in a three-year deal worth £11m. Capgemini will take over the support for Tube Lines’ core business application as well as continuing its existing IT infrastructure and networks deal. It will also provide desktop support for 2,500 users.

In the coming months, Tube Lines is anticipated to refresh some of its core business application, as well as update its network infrastructure, Lee Wellbrook, Capgemni’s account director for the Tube Lines contract, told Computing. “Some of that change is driven by applications coming to the end of their life, so there’s a degree of necessity,” he said. “But also there may be opportunities to realise cost savings as well as enhance services.”

Capgemini will act as prime contractor, working alongside BT Engage, InTechnology and Servo. That has meant that a number of staff, believed to be fewer than 20, have transferred from Logica – Tube Lines’ previous contractor – to Capgemini under TUPE provision.

Tube Lines maintains the trains, tracks and stations for London’s Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly underground lines.

It was acquired by TfL in June 2010, after a long-running dispute over the costs of running London’s underground system. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, had accused Tube Lines’ bosses of “looting” the public purse, charging “rip off” fees. Under its previous outsourcing agreement with Capgemini, Tube Lines had completed a major desktop refresh, along with a 60 per cent reduction in energy costs achieved through increased use of virtualisation technology.
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Why Spanish?
I wondered that myself, but have no idea.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #1779
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I've heard Spanish announcements in Baker St. as well. Many metros around the world have PAs in English so...
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Old February 11th, 2011, 11:48 PM   #1780
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I've heard Spanish announcements in Baker St. as well. Many metros around the world have PAs in English so...
You're right, we often forget that an English-speaking place must have annoucements in other languages just like other countries have annoucements in English.
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