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Old May 22nd, 2007, 10:28 PM   #1481
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The JLE is being upgraded to ATO right now, though, and should be using the same system as the DLR in 2009.
I didn't know they were installing it 'right now'. Excellent news, though at present I personally find the Jubilee Line not as crowded as the others. ATO = presumably more trains, running at a faster speed, through some fantastic stations. Finally a 21st century line for London!
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:12 PM   #1482
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umm tubeman or anybody here

do any of you people know Thomas the Tank Engine?? i hear he is the most famous Fictional Rail Engine in the world tubeman is there any thomas like Trains for the London Underground?

i noticed something when i watched the epsiodes that notices alot of british Rail infrustructure in the series was it made in britian? and who made it? i am thinking it was influanced i don't know

anybody here can explain this?
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 01:27 AM   #1483
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Of course we know Thomas, the books, the series, the toys...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_...ne_and_Friends
They original name "Thomas The Tank Engine" was dropped in recent years because it didn't translate well (so I heard) to other languages. So now it's just "Thomas and Friends"

And more recently:
http://www.undergroundernie.com/
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:30 AM   #1484
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I didn't know they were installing it 'right now'. Excellent news, though at present I personally find the Jubilee Line not as crowded as the others. ATO = presumably more trains, running at a faster speed, through some fantastic stations. Finally a 21st century line for London!
Just picking this up from another forum:

Trains done so far
028-027
044-043
048-079
070-069 all in service but still as conventional trains
032-031 waiting testing on DCA
118-117 in work
112-111 done,but waiting repairs on 112 unit after it's mishap.
064-063 done,but on test track at Highgate,064 due to return next Wednesday night

The section north of Wembley is ATO-ready and should be going 'live' this September.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:39 PM   #1485
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I'm so lucky I live on the Jubilee line!

The central is quite reliable too, and the Vic is ATO but it's always crowded so that isn't much of a plus.

Though I can't help but feel sorry for the poor sods living on the Northern line. You see a train leave the stations and then look at the Dot Matrix "Morden via Bank 10 MINUTES"

And btw, will the Jubilee be like the DLR in having no driver?!? I wouldn't want to be in a dark victorian tunnel when driverless personally.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 05:53 PM   #1486
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Yeah, i hate the northern line...not only does it take ages for the right train to arrive, but once you're on it its painfully slow. The trains chug along at what feels like walking pace and it takes hours to get anywhere on it.

Victoria and Piccadilly are my faves - those trains know how to move and they come every couple of minutes.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 10:25 PM   #1487
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Yeah, i hate the northern line...not only does it take ages for the right train to arrive, but once you're on it its painfully slow. The trains chug along at what feels like walking pace and it takes hours to get anywhere on it.

Victoria and Piccadilly are my faves - those trains know how to move and they come every couple of minutes.

Me too I hate the Northern Line. I also hate the Bakerloo Line & the Victoria Line. I lke especially the Picadilly; Central & Discrit lines.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 10:28 PM   #1488
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umm tubeman or anybody here

do any of you people know Thomas the Tank Engine?? i hear he is the most famous Fictional Rail Engine in the world tubeman is there any thomas like Trains for the London Underground?

i noticed something when i watched the epsiodes that notices alot of british Rail infrustructure in the series was it made in britian? and who made it? i am thinking it was influanced i don't know

anybody here can explain this?
Yeah of course we know about it, it's set in a imaginary British island in the Irish sea, inbeteewn England & the Isle of Man.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 10:35 PM   #1489
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You'd have thought that bringing ATO to the Northern Line would be a priority, but I guess from the point of view of stimulating and maintaining growth at CW ATOing the Jubilee is also fairly urgent.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:09 AM   #1490
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You'd have thought that bringing ATO to the Northern Line would be a priority, but I guess from the point of view of stimulating and maintaining growth at CW ATOing the Jubilee is also fairly urgent.
Northern ATO works are underway I believe.

That'll be 4 ATO lines by 2011 up from just one 10 years ago
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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #1491
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You'd have thought that bringing ATO to the Northern Line would be a priority, but I guess from the point of view of stimulating and maintaining growth at CW ATOing the Jubilee is also fairly urgent.
It's probably to do with the Olympics, the Jubilee goes to Stratford so they want to get it done?

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Me too I hate the Northern Line. I also hate the Bakerloo Line & the Victoria Line. I lke especially the Picadilly; Central & Discrit lines.
You hate the Victoria line?
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Old May 24th, 2007, 02:15 AM   #1492
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What's wrong with the Bakerloo? Never really have much problems with it. The only problem I can think of is that many services don't go beyond Queen's Park.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #1493
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I don't like the Bakerloo personally. The stations are too close together and the route is too curvy so it just goes real slow.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #1494
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It's probably to do with the Olympics, the Jubilee goes to Stratford so they want to get it done?
Its probably more to do with the issues with the 'conventional' signals currently installed as a stop-gap... As it was a rushed job they were not installed to allow a very high capacity.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:27 PM   #1495
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I don't like the Bakerloo personally. The stations are too close together and the route is too curvy so it just goes real slow.
Oi! Lay off my new line!
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Old May 25th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #1496
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Oi! Lay off my new line!
Does this mean you won't answer my incessant questions?
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Old May 25th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #1497
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I like the northern line, but probably only because I used to live in camden, so it was the line I always took. The District line is quite bad I always felt.

Piccadilly line is the best.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 03:01 PM   #1498
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I like the northern line, but probably only because I used to live in camden, so it was the line I always took. The District line is quite bad I always felt.

Piccadilly line is the best.
The Piccadilly line is reliable, but it goes really slow in the central, the stations are too close together... It's a tourist magnet, it goes through Piccadilly Circus, Heathrow, Leicester Square and Covent Garden!
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Old May 26th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #1499
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Tubeman, questions!

-What is the T5 Piccadilly line station like?
-Why are the lights on in the tunnels by the crossovers?
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Does this mean you won't answer my incessant questions?
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