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Old April 18th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #1961
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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:32 PM   #1962
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one shot at DLR station, but what station is that?
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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:40 PM   #1963
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That's West India Quay station
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Old April 19th, 2011, 02:19 AM   #1964
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No it isn't it's Canary Wharf.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 11:29 AM   #1965
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Ah yes, so it is, I was sure that Canary Wharf was more inside than that, plus I thought it has three arches, as it has three tracks (WIQ has 4).
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Old April 19th, 2011, 01:19 PM   #1966
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http://www.silentuk.com/?p=2792

Not quite the tube, but definitely related!
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Old April 19th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #1967
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Ah yes, so it is, I was sure that Canary Wharf was more inside than that, plus I thought it has three arches, as it has three tracks (WIQ has 4).
If not mistaken, WIQ only has 3 now since the fly-under was constructed.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #1968
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You are mistaken, the video above uses the track that the dive-under replaced (as it's off-peak), and WIQ still has 4.

Canary Wharf does have 3 arches, it's a trick of perspective there. Also, the buildings around it are well cropped out of the photo - it's surrounded by buildings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:He...ook_north2.JPG (and the view from WIQ is even more full of buildings)
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Old April 19th, 2011, 09:17 PM   #1969
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This is amazing, I didn't know of its existence. What was this line used for?
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Old April 19th, 2011, 10:52 PM   #1971
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HQ to handle wedding day transport

Transport for London (TfL) has shown off its control rooms from where staff will cope with the huge number of extra travellers visiting the capital for the royal wedding. The control rooms are at London Underground's headquarters at St James's Park - one of the Tube stations expected to be extremely busy on the wedding day.

Although April 29 is a bank holiday, there will be no engineering work on the Underground, with all lines open except the section of the London Overground between Watford in Hertfordshire and Willesden Junction in north-west London.

A number of roads in central London will be shut on the wedding day, including Victoria Street, The Mall, The Strand, part of Buckingham Palace Road and Millbank.

Buses on some routes will be diverted or will finish their journeys short of their usual destinations. The London Congestion Charge will not be in operation on the wedding day but drivers are being strongly advised to avoid central London throughout April 29.

London's Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy said: "There is a real sense of excitement surrounding the royal wedding, and a great many people will be coming to central London to be a part of the various celebrations taking place.

"We are working with our partners to ensure that everyone can get around safely and easily, and that people not involved with the celebrations can continue to move around the city with the minimum of disruption.

"All Tube lines will be running and our bus and streets teams will be working flat-out to make sure that the closures and diversions needed are managed smoothly. The whole of TfL is focussed on helping to ensure a great day is had by all."
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This is amazing, I didn't know of its existence. What was this line used for?
Transporting mail. They give a history along with all their photos. A great read.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 12:40 AM   #1973
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Disused stations are the best thing, they're so mystic.
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I realised something that every LU station is so different. They all have their own architecture, style and character. For example St Pancras looks to different to Canary Wharf station etc. But one thing i hate about LU is that i have to walk far distance to transfer from one line to another different lines, which is not so convenient at all.
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^ The issue varies between stations. The Jubilee line extension is notorious (Green Park and Waterloo are hideous) but others are excellently planned (Bakerloo and Jubilee @ Baker St; Bakerloo and Victoria @ Oxford Circus) It would be easy to blame the old construction laws but interchanges with the new lines are quite bad. Here's hoping Crossrail will be better! Shame parallel platform building isn't common practice.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #1977
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The problems are as follows:

Various older lines - built by different companies and didn't link with other lines deliberately, so the links are bodges. There used to be two Oxford Circus stations, for instance (CLR and Bakerloo line) and the Central line station at Holborn was build in the 30s as there wasn't one there originally (at British Museum). The lines weren't built to have good interchanges, because you didn't want people on the competitors lines.

Newer lines (really only affecting the JLE) - new construction laws, disability access, plus the biggest problem of the amount of stuff under London, made it hard to not have silly long walks between lines.

Worth pointing out that Baker Street tube-level had existed like that since the Bakerloo branch was built in the 30s. Similarly, Camden Town was built like that, and then the C&SLR was linked in with it. From the 30s to the 70s, good interchanges were possible and done (with strange exception of Green Park).

And we increasingly don't care about interchanges anyway - partially as the good interchanges are a big problem on the Victoria line (and the Central line at Stratford) and there's a fear of overloading new lines with decent interchanges funneling traffic onto them.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #1978
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I realised something that every LU station is so different. They all have their own architecture, style and character. For example St Pancras looks to different to Canary Wharf station etc. But one thing i hate about LU is that i have to walk far distance to transfer from one line to another different lines, which is not so convenient at all.
Major interchanges are the most common thing in underground transport networks. Building underground is not an easy task, frequently you have to avoid a number of different infrastructure equipment and with lines crossing each other at different levels, it's not a piece of cake. Go to every major network and you will long distances as well. (Tokyo Metro is just insane in this aspect)
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