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Old December 17th, 2008, 02:44 PM   #3141
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What ever happened to the suffix & Oxey to Bushey's station name? Plus, are more than four standing passengers permitted on the double-deckers there?
ON double-deckers, people can stand downstais, but not upstairs.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #3142
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Trying to do an advanced search on TFL for traveling on Boxing day, says it will be available mid December, do you know exactly when this is? Does the tube run on boxing day but at a reduced service? I need to get to Heathrow from Mile End (pain arghhhh).
The info is on the TfL homepage here
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloa...de-2008-09.pdf

Butr don't worry, both the Central and the Piccadilly will run along the bits that you need on that day.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #3143
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Trying to do an advanced search on TFL for traveling on Boxing day, says it will be available mid December, do you know exactly when this is? Does the tube run on boxing day but at a reduced service? I need to get to Heathrow from Mile End (pain arghhhh).
It runs, it just starts up a bit later (08:00 ish) and runs a Sunday service. Quite a few stations are closed, but Mile End and Heathrow will definitely be open (unless there's any engineering works, which I doubt).
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Old December 17th, 2008, 05:24 PM   #3144
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What ever happened to the suffix & Oxey to Bushey's station name? Plus, are more than four standing passengers permitted on the double-deckers there?
Many stations have suffixes which have been dropped with time, and quite often you can find the suffix on the name boards but not on the map, or vice versa.

Often they came about because when the station was originally opened in open countryside they'd be named after the two nearest villages, hamlets or even farms, but when the suburbs encroached and swallowed them up one of the names became secondary or obsolete.

Bushey is certainly better known than Oxhey, for example... I'm not even too sure if there is a distinct area known as 'Oxhey'?

Re: double deckers: no standing on the stairs or top deck!
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Old December 17th, 2008, 06:59 PM   #3145
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aree more than four standing passengers permitted on the double-deckers there?
Are you thinking of Routemasters?
On modern double deckers about 20 standing are allowed on the lower deck I think. It depends on the bus design. It is less if there is a wheelchair or
pushchair.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #3146
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Bushey is certainly better known than Oxhey, for example... I'm not even too sure if there is a distinct area known as 'Oxhey'?
There is a distinct area called Oxhey - it's the area around Bushey station. Thanks to deciding to drop the suffix of the station 'Oxhey' is falling into disuse, with the area called Bushey Arches (after the station, viaduct and retail park).

I think Oxhey isn't better known because of the station name removing it. I wouldn't have been surprised that if Bushey itself had got a station, on the Watford and Edgware, Bushey & Oxhey would have become Oxhey.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 03:48 PM   #3147
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When the Jubilee line extension opened, what works were done at London Bridge? The Northern line concourse seems to have been widened, because one platform has very narrow entrances and the other is much wider. Cheers.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 02:13 PM   #3148
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When the Jubilee line extension opened, what works were done at London Bridge? The Northern line concourse seems to have been widened, because one platform has very narrow entrances and the other is much wider. Cheers.
Huge amounts... Only the platforms are recognisable. I can't remember what the rest of the station used to look like, in fact.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #3149
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When the Jubilee line extension opened, what works were done at London Bridge? The Northern line concourse seems to have been widened, because one platform has very narrow entrances and the other is much wider. Cheers.
The station was originally like Bank (Northern line), they built a new southbound platform and the old southbound platform was re-used as a central hall.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #3150
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I have a question.

What are the most exciting tube developments for us to look forward to in 2009?
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Old December 20th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #3151
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Not tube per se, however, there is a bit of exciting news regarding the London Overground! A few of the new trainsets are out and about for testing!

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Old December 20th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #3152
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I have a question.

What are the most exciting tube developments for us to look forward to in 2009?
two new stocks? 'S' and '09'
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Old December 21st, 2008, 08:41 AM   #3153
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True. Yes lots of new rolling stock in the next few years.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:59 AM   #3154
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Something I thought was interesting...

Pic of the unusual humped platform at Finsbury Park, note the santa:
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 02:34 PM   #3155
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^looks weird lol
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 03:16 PM   #3156
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why is that platform like that, and why have i never noticed...
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 03:38 PM   #3157
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Looks like the line is making a descent and there was no option other than not having a station there at all. Not exactly the same but similar here in Rotterdam, Wilhelminaplein station:



It was inserted long after the line opened close to where the underground crosses the Maas river, so there's a slope across the entire platform.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 05:52 PM   #3158
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Finsbury Park looks a little nicer than that now, heh. I don't know if it's because of the geology there or just to help trains with both accelerating and braking.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 08:18 PM   #3159
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Finsbury Park looks a little nicer than that now, heh.
That photo was taken just over a week ago...
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 08:26 PM   #3160
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That photo was taken just over a week ago...
Really? I just used to commute through it every day and lived in the area... it was always a pretty grimmy station but it looks especially bad on that picture.
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