daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Subways and Urban Transport

Subways and Urban Transport Metros, subways, light rail, trams, buses and other local transport systems



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 20th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #3921
ranieri
Registered User
 
ranieri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18
Likes (Received): 5

Operator's cabin

Quote:
Originally Posted by lightrail View Post
The Moorgate Control was applied nationwide - not just on London Underground.

Given your comments on the mental state of the Moorgate driver, could he have thought he was leaving Old Street and that's why he accelerated. Maybe he blackout leaving Old Street, came to, or partly, as the trains cross over to the other tracks, but not remembering the trip from Old to Moorgate, was confused and thought he was still leaving Old Street.

It's a mystery we'll ever solve - but I strongly believe it was a mental lapse of some kind.
That blue inside the cab looks like a hospital color.
ranieri no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 20th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #3922
Tubeman
Jubilation
 
Tubeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London SE15
Posts: 18,973
Likes (Received): 3272

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranieri View Post
That blue inside the cab looks like a hospital color.
LOL there may be an element of that... Although newer stocks are more of a cream colour inside the cabs
Tubeman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #3923
Acemcbuller
Lifelong Londoner
 
Acemcbuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 204
Likes (Received): 0

Hey Tubeman

Your thread is slipping way down the boards so I thought we'd better pick it up again!

I was at Tottenham Court Road the other day. Above the northbound Northern Line platform a line of poles were sticking down from the ceiling. Some of them where joined at the bottom by rods.

Any idea what these are for? Is there a plan to add platform edge doors?

James
Acemcbuller no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #3924
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,631
Likes (Received): 19427

I made this thread a sticky.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2010, 08:09 AM   #3925
iampuking
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,414
Likes (Received): 43

Quote:
Originally Posted by Acemcbuller View Post
Hey Tubeman

Your thread is slipping way down the boards so I thought we'd better pick it up again!

I was at Tottenham Court Road the other day. Above the northbound Northern Line platform a line of poles were sticking down from the ceiling. Some of them where joined at the bottom by rods.

Any idea what these are for? Is there a plan to add platform edge doors?

James
They're probably for the new tunnel wall projection advertising (crap, I know) and certainly not for platform screen doors. There is absolutely no plan to add platform screen doors to any current LU line.

Sorry to steal your question, Tubeman.
iampuking no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2010, 09:08 PM   #3926
poshbakerloo
***Alexxx***
 
poshbakerloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: London, Manchester, Cheshire, Sheffield, Moscow
Posts: 5,094
Likes (Received): 292

Quote:
Originally Posted by iampuking View Post
They're probably for the new tunnel wall projection advertising (crap, I know) and certainly not for platform screen doors. There is absolutely no plan to add platform screen doors to any current LU line.

Sorry to steal your question, Tubeman.
GOOD! I hate them doors! Just make the whole place feel all closed in!
__________________
"BEFORE WE MARRY...I HAVE A SECRET!"

I <3 London
poshbakerloo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2010, 09:14 PM   #3927
Tubeman
Jubilation
 
Tubeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London SE15
Posts: 18,973
Likes (Received): 3272

Quote:
Originally Posted by Acemcbuller View Post
Hey Tubeman

Your thread is slipping way down the boards so I thought we'd better pick it up again!

I was at Tottenham Court Road the other day. Above the northbound Northern Line platform a line of poles were sticking down from the ceiling. Some of them where joined at the bottom by rods.

Any idea what these are for? Is there a plan to add platform edge doors?

James
Cheers

Definitely not PEDs, but without seeing them I don't know what they're for. Could be a temporary cable run to divert cables into while the station is refurbished?

I don't think they'd be anything to do with the XTP (cross track projection advertising)... XTP requires the installation of the projector (about 1m cubed suspended from the ceiling above the platform) and the blank wall area above the track for the image to be projected onto, doesn't fit in with what you describe.
Tubeman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2010, 05:05 PM   #3928
CairnsTony
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Cairns, Qld.
Posts: 242
Likes (Received): 24

I'm sure this question's been asked before but couldn't find it...

What do you think of plans to extend the Northern Line to Battersea and is it a serious proposition that may actually go ahead?

Cheers.
CairnsTony no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2010, 06:32 PM   #3929
John_Bull
Registered User
 
John_Bull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: London
Posts: 1
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tubeman View Post
Definitely not PEDs, but without seeing them I don't know what they're for. Could be a temporary cable run to divert cables into while the station is refurbished?
Tubeman has it - they're there to hold all the cabling while the station upgrade project is underway.
John_Bull no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2010, 08:36 PM   #3930
Tubeman
Jubilation
 
Tubeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London SE15
Posts: 18,973
Likes (Received): 3272

Quote:
Originally Posted by CairnsTony View Post
I'm sure this question's been asked before but couldn't find it...

What do you think of plans to extend the Northern Line to Battersea and is it a serious proposition that may actually go ahead?

Cheers.
I hugely doubt it, only if TfL demand it from the Battersea Power Station developers which would I expect deter them... And I don't think anyone wants the building to remain in its sorry dilapidated state for much longer.

It's a silly, indirect route... The Northern Line is ripe for extension from Kennington, but this really isn't the right option.
Tubeman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2010, 02:44 PM   #3931
CairnsTony
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Cairns, Qld.
Posts: 242
Likes (Received): 24

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tubeman View Post
I hugely doubt it, only if TfL demand it from the Battersea Power Station developers which would I expect deter them... And I don't think anyone wants the building to remain in its sorry dilapidated state for much longer.

It's a silly, indirect route... The Northern Line is ripe for extension from Kennington, but this really isn't the right option.
Thanks for that.

I agree, it seems like a daft proposal. I'd've thought anywhere in a South Easterly direction would be more useful.
CairnsTony no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:47 PM   #3932
London Underground
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 107
Likes (Received): 0

Tubeman! What is your favorite stock? Tube and/or Sub-surface.
__________________
Sweet home Stockholm!
London Underground no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2010, 12:38 AM   #3933
Tubeman
Jubilation
 
Tubeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London SE15
Posts: 18,973
Likes (Received): 3272

Quote:
Originally Posted by London Underground View Post
Tubeman! What is your favorite stock? Tube and/or Sub-surface.
My all-time favourite is the Subsurface CO/CP and R Stocks:

image hosted on flickr








My very earliest memories are of these going past my house on the District Line
Tubeman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2010, 08:20 PM   #3934
London Underground
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 107
Likes (Received): 0

Mine too! I love the CO/CP/COP & R stocks!

But how about 1938-stock?
__________________
Sweet home Stockholm!
London Underground no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2010, 09:05 PM   #3935
London Underground
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 107
Likes (Received): 0

I just remembered something: I have these stocks as gifs!

Here they are:

Passenger versions:




Maintanance versions:


I also let the Q38-stock come along. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tubeman!
Note: These are both trailers and DM:s.
__________________
Sweet home Stockholm!

Last edited by London Underground; February 3rd, 2010 at 10:47 PM.
London Underground no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2010, 10:42 PM   #3936
Get Smart
BANNED
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: London
Posts: 872
Likes (Received): 30

Happy Birthday Tubeman


Get Smart no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 4th, 2010, 01:15 AM   #3937
Tubeman
Jubilation
 
Tubeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London SE15
Posts: 18,973
Likes (Received): 3272

Quote:
Originally Posted by London Underground View Post
Mine too! I love the CO/CP/COP & R stocks!

But how about 1938-stock?
...Yes and the 1938 is my favourite Tube stock

I know I rode on them as a kid, but I don't have strong memories of them. I ended up driving their slightly poorer cousins the 1959s and 1962s when I was older though

I mean... aren't these just a perfect design?

Tubeman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #3938
ranieri
Registered User
 
ranieri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18
Likes (Received): 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tubeman View Post
LOL there may be an element of that... Although newer stocks are more of a cream colour inside the cabs
Just ordered your book. Looking forward to adding it to my collection. Keep up your good work. Thank you. Frank
ranieri no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2010, 11:59 AM   #3939
Tubeman
Jubilation
 
Tubeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London SE15
Posts: 18,973
Likes (Received): 3272

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranieri View Post
Just ordered your book. Looking forward to adding it to my collection. Keep up your good work. Thank you. Frank
Many thanks Let me know what you think!
Tubeman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #3940
CairnsTony
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Cairns, Qld.
Posts: 242
Likes (Received): 24

Quote:
Originally Posted by ranieri View Post
Just ordered your book. Looking forward to adding it to my collection. Keep up your good work. Thank you. Frank
It's great! There's a copy of it sitting on my bookshelf here in Cairns, Australia.
CairnsTony no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
london, railways, tube

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium