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Old May 31st, 2006, 01:14 AM   #601
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 01:14 PM   #602
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Hi from London A couple of new questions now
On the new jubilee trains whenver they start up you hear a high pitched whine that sounds like a engine starting up and switching gears. What is it?
Whats the frequency on circle trains now? It seems awfully low. Even during rush hour, I saw far more district trains that circles . I have yet to catch a circle train, the districts are always there beforehand, which is too bad considering how horrible the D stock is
Are the tunnels on the jubilee extension built larger to accomodate an emergency walkway and/or larger stock?
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 01:28 PM   #603
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Tubey, a straightforward question: What's the deepest station?
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 01:48 PM   #604
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I think its Angel or Hampstead
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 05:39 PM   #605
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I've read about Angel having the longest escalator in Western Europe, but I didn't read about it being the deepest...
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 07:23 PM   #606
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then it will be Hampstead
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 08:01 PM   #607
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Mr Tubeman, have you ever travelled with the Stockholm subway?
And if you have, what's your impression?
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Old June 9th, 2006, 11:55 PM   #608
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Tubey, do you think there'll be any infill stations anytime soon? For example, a station between, say, Bermondsey and Canada Water?
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Old June 10th, 2006, 03:21 PM   #609
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then it will be Hampstead
Correct!

Angel = Longest escalators
Hampstead = Deepest platforms below ground level (lifts only)
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Old June 10th, 2006, 03:21 PM   #610
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Tubey, do you think there'll be any infill stations anytime soon? For example, a station between, say, Bermondsey and Canada Water?
Below ground: No

Above ground: Yes... e.g. White City between Shepherds Bush and Latimer Road
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Old June 10th, 2006, 03:22 PM   #611
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Mr Tubeman, have you ever travelled with the Stockholm subway?
And if you have, what's your impression?
No I haven't... I have only been on Hong Kong, Singapore, Paris, NYC, Barcelona
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Old June 10th, 2006, 03:43 PM   #612
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Tubeman, what's you impression about Northern Line and Bakerloo Line?
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Old June 11th, 2006, 05:30 PM   #613
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Tubeman, what's you impression about Northern Line and Bakerloo Line?
Northern Line:

Historic, antique infrastructure, filthy tunnels, unreliable service (signalling)

Bakerloo Line:

Runs better than the Northern but very hot & dusty (no natual aeration at southern end). Very old (100 years old this year)
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Old June 11th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #614
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Below ground: No

Above ground: Yes... e.g. White City between Shepherds Bush and Latimer Road
I'm sure this has been covered elsewhere, but I'm confused about this. Will the new White City station be an interchange with the Central Line one, or will it be another duplication like the two Shepherd's Bush Stations? Wasn't there once a plan to call the Central Line station there Shepherd's Bush Green?
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Old June 11th, 2006, 09:51 PM   #615
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I'm sure this has been covered elsewhere, but I'm confused about this. Will the new White City station be an interchange with the Central Line one, or will it be another duplication like the two Shepherd's Bush Stations? Wasn't there once a plan to call the Central Line station there Shepherd's Bush Green?
It will interchange with the Central Line platforms via a walkway, so it won't be like the two Shepherd's Bushes.

The Central Line Shepherd's Bush does indeed (or at least did) appear with a 'Green' suffix on some of the maps displayed on Central Line platforms (certainly at my old stop, Bethnal Green). It never appeared as such on the Tube Map or on the in-car maps to my knowledge, so its rather bizarre to be honest. Why name it so on a handful of enamel line maps in stations but nowhere else?
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It will interchange with the Central Line platforms via a walkway, so it won't be like the two Shepherd's Bushes.

The Central Line Shepherd's Bush does indeed (or at least did) appear with a 'Green' suffix on some of the maps displayed on Central Line platforms (certainly at my old stop, Bethnal Green). It never appeared as such on the Tube Map or on the in-car maps to my knowledge, so its rather bizarre to be honest. Why name it so on a handful of enamel line maps in stations but nowhere else?
Thanks for that. Calling one Shepherd's Bush Green would certainly clear up a lot of the confusion. I got off at Shepherd's Bush H & C when I was a teenage Tube fan, and was thoroughly confused by the walk I had to do to get to the Central Line station. It's one of those anomalies on the system that should be ironed out. I had no idea that it had already been actioned, in a way, though; I thought it was a recent proposal.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 12:47 PM   #617
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@Tubeman.

I'll be back in London in August for a week or two, and as I visit so frequently, I was wondering, should I get a Oyster Card. It would save me a bit of money I think even over just a week. That is of cause if it costs to get one initially. (???)

Can I get an Oyster card despite my address being in Germany? The online webpage only allows UK postcodes.

Can I use one Oyster Card for two people. i.e. swipe it once when passing a gate, and then handing it over for the 2nd person to swipe?

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Old June 12th, 2006, 02:06 PM   #618
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Can I get an Oyster card despite my address being in Germany? The online webpage only allows UK postcodes.
Yes, everyone can get Oyster. What you cannot do without UK address is register and insure your card against loss and theft, but simply using an anonymous card is no problem whatsoever.

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Can I use one Oyster Card for two people. i.e. swipe it once when passing a gate, and then handing it over for the 2nd person to swipe?
As far as I know you cannot check in a second time before checking out, so you'll need to get two cards (they're 3 quid each). Even if it were possible, it seems like hanging over cards back is a very effective way to create long queues in front of gates, so fellow travellers might not appreciate it anyway.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 02:17 PM   #619
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Yes, everyone can get Oyster. What you cannot do without UK address is register and insure your card against loss and theft, but simply using an anonymous card is no problem whatsoever.



As far as I know you cannot check in a second time before checking out, so you'll need to get two cards (they're 3 quid each). Even if it were possible, it seems like hanging over cards back is a very effective way to create long queues in front of gates, so fellow travellers might not appreciate it anyway.
Thanks for the answers there. So, do I just buy one at Hethrow airport tube station? Will I need to top it up there, I presume that's the equivilent of x amount of money + 3.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 04:21 PM   #620
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Either that, or you use it as a 7-day travelcard. Generally, as a tourist, I'd say you make several shorter journeys over the course of a week, and in that case I believe that the travelcard gives you more 'bang for the bucks'.
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