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Old February 21st, 2014, 04:18 PM   #9461
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proof of concept from Siemens that was unveiled Summer last year? but it is just an evolution of the TFL Space train that got kicked into the sidelines when PPI was introduced a decade ago.

They have extended the free exhibition that features a full size mock up:

http://w3.siemens.com/topics/global/...ages/home.aspx

Something similar to the original TFL space train and this Siemens concept will definitely be introduced in future as it is the only way to increase capacity on the deep level underground lines once new signalling is completed.

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Old February 21st, 2014, 05:46 PM   #9462
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it is the truth. why hurt feeling? in fact you should be proud of being able to afford german made reliable quality products.

london underground service will be more efficient with them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens
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Old February 21st, 2014, 06:35 PM   #9463
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it is the truth. why hurt feeling? in fact you should be proud of being able to afford german made reliable quality products.

london underground service will be more efficient with them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens


I doubt it, Ive been to Berlin and Munich and the same train delays exist in both places. The only difference I've noticed being that in London they tell you why the trains delayed… in Munich, they just remove the train from the electronic fixtures board and pretend it never existed.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 06:39 PM   #9464
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it is understandable whey they do like that as you pay so little money for the tickets and that is a completely opposite case for london underground.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 06:56 PM   #9465
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Well, I would rather know to be honest why there's a delay then just be treated like I don't matter and just have my train 'vanish' as if to say… no delay, we're perfect.. the train never existed.

Yes London transport can be expensive.. but your ticket usually covers all travel… train, bus.. and to an extent the fast river taxis too.

Also the Tube in London has substantially higher people usage…. and a tube is more or less guaranteed to arrive at most stations every 3-4 minutes.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 08:00 PM   #9466
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I'm German but this is just ridiculous. Siemens has the same problems like Bombardier e.g. Just remember when people collapsed in the trains some years ago because the aircon failed.

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/reise/hit...agen-1.1700068

Sorry, but I haven't found any English news about this.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 08:35 PM   #9467
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it is understandable whey they do like that as you pay so little money for the tickets and that is a completely opposite case for london underground.
London's more expensive because it's a better city.

Game over.

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Old February 21st, 2014, 09:25 PM   #9468
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Well, I would rather know to be honest why there's a delay then just be treated like I don't matter and just have my train 'vanish' as if to say… no delay, we're perfect.. the train never existed.

Yes London transport can be expensive.. but your ticket usually covers all travel… train, bus.. and to an extent the fast river taxis too.

Also the Tube in London has substantially higher people usage…. and a tube is more or less guaranteed to arrive at most stations every 3-4 minutes.
Plus, when you arrive at your destination on the Tube, you're in London. When you get on a train in Germany, more often than not you'll end up in Germany.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 12:06 AM   #9469
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I kind of like the fact that the front looks like the underground sign though…
The word "tube" was implemented in the design. I Like it. A modern subway for a modern city.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 01:52 AM   #9470
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I agree; personally I think its a great design. I mean, anything with more space and better aircon has to be better, right?
But even on a purely aesthetic basis I like it; it creates a futuristic look that suits London well.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 02:23 AM   #9471
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no deep level lines have air con at the moment they all use a forced air system which dependent on the train you're on works or not! So any air con is better air con

While the fact we are seeing articulation and full space utilisation on the deep level lines is great the front end is still rather ugly in my opinion. The interior does look good and will hopefully counter growth in passenger numbers in too. I'd image the bombardier offering will be a cross between the aventra and movia (which based on TfLs current streak will probably be chosen!). One wonders whether the New Tube for London (as it's now being dubbed following the NBfL) will see the voltage upgrades as seen on the sub surface lines to allow the S Stock to run to their full potential occur on the deep level lines.

Give me the 1959 stock any day though
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 04:09 AM   #9472
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Just read the following from wikipedia:
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In early 2014 the Bakerloo, Piccadilly, Central and Waterloo & City line rolling stock replacement project was renamed New Tube for London (NTfL) and moved from its feasibility stage to the design and specification stage. The study had showed that new generation trains and re-signalling:

Piccadilly line capacity could be increased by 60 per cent with 33 trains per hour (tph) at peak times by 2025.
Central line capacity increased by 25 per cent with 33 tph at peak times by 2030.
Waterloo & City line capacity increased by 50 per cent by 2032, after the track at Waterloo station was remodelled.
Bakerloo line capacity could be increased by 25 per cent with 27 tph at peak times by 2033.
And thought what a joke that is! A 25% capacity increase for Bakerloo and Central wouldn't even probably be enough for now, let alone 2033. I don't even wanna imagine how more overcrowded the tube will get with the population increase. Wish they planned ahead and did more!!
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 02:26 PM   #9473
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Tube congestion is going to be so hard to predict. A lot of it depends on bigger infrastructure projects being approved/built or rejected/cancelled.

I mean, if they go ahead with some crazy Boris Island/Thames Estuary hub, then a lot of congestion is going to be alleviated on the Piccadilly Line at a minimum, probably also Central and District.

Then you have Crossrail. Who knows how that's going to affect things in the long run. Plus, Boris might just be crazy enough to build that cycle skyway, that's going to absorb a lot of central tube traffic just from City wankers training for their annual 15k.

I'd also imagine a lot of new added traffic is going to be east and south anyway, just from the new developments and regeneration projects. And unless they plan on building a whole new west/east south-of-the-river line, then it'll probably all balance out.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 02:56 PM   #9474
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Tube congestion is going to be so hard to predict. A lot of it depends on bigger infrastructure projects being approved/built or rejected/cancelled.
Then you have Crossrail. Who knows how that's going to affect things in the long run. Plus, Boris might just be crazy enough to build that cycle skyway, that's going to absorb a lot of central tube traffic just from City wankers training for their annual 15k.
I'd also imagine a lot of new added traffic is going to be east and south anyway, just from the new developments and regeneration projects. And unless they plan on building a whole new west/east south-of-the-river line, then it'll probably all balance out.
Even then, the big projects like crossrail are predicted to be pretty full when it opens. The next crossrail planned creates a new North South link which should take some pressure off the Victoria and Northern lines as well as link HS1 & HS2. Crossrail 1 is only expected to take 10% of London's predicted 19% growth so it'll be interesting to see how TfL cope with that. The cycle skyway lets hope that gets buried deep in the North Sea. The tube by 2040 will be interesting, you'll have many lines on 30+tph which is already becoming a reality. The Victoria and Central both manage 33tph (in fact the central 34) and with tfL wanting additional trains for the jubilee the allow for an increase in tph hopefully there will be some very intensive services running.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 08:02 PM   #9475
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Galliford Try wins £41m London resi job

Galliford Try has been named preferred bidder for a £41m residential contract to develop the Westfield House site in Earlsfield, South West London.

Developer Opal Land joint venture was formed in 2011 by Galliford Try’s housebuilding business Linden Homes and registered provider Thames Valley Housing Association.

The Earlsfield project marks the third development for the joint venture and will consist of 193 homes across three different blocks, 45 of which will be affordable.

In addition, the project will create a new café and riverside walks and cycle links, with the development situated in close proximity to both King George’s Park and the River Wandle.

Galliford Try Chief Executive Greg Fitzgerald said: “As a group, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to bring housing schemes to fruition, and for our businesses to work collaboratively.

“We will continue to look to build on the early success that the Opal joint venture is enjoying.”
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...ndon-resi-job/
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 08:05 PM   #9476
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London mayor criticised for £120m housing underspend

The revelation there is to be a £120m underspend on building affordable homes shows London's mayor is failing to meet his targets, his critics say.

Boris Johnson has been criticised by opposition parties after City Hall committed to spend £283m in 2013-14, but thinks it will spend only £163m.

The number of affordable homes built has also more than halved, since 2011.

Mr Johnson pledged to build 100,000 homes by the end of his term in May, and his office says he is on target.

The London administration received money to build affordable housing from two funds - £207.7m from the National Affordable Housing Programme and £76.1m from the Affordable Homes Programme.

'Re-profiling budgets'

But, it expects to spend about £138m from the former and £25m from the latter - leaving an unused budget of more than £120m this year.

Len Duvall, leader of the Labour group in the London Assembly, said: "The London housing crisis demands urgent action, people would want to know what this money needs to be spent on, why its not being spent on the housing that we need now in London."

On Thursday, City Hall's Investment and Performance Board was told the capital underspend "primarily related to re-profiling of the Affordable Homes Programme and the National Affordable Housing Programme budgets".

This, the mayor's office said, means they now pay developers the full amount after they have completed projects, rather than giving them 75% at first and the remainder on completion.

For 2013-14, the administration expects to build 7,086 affordable homes compared to 8,114 houses the year before - a near 50% drop from 2011-12, when 16,173 homes were built.

Mayor's 'record abysmal'

More than 12,800 affordable homes were built in 2010-11.

Richard Blakeway, deputy mayor for housing, said: "The way we are operating is we have commitments from developers to build the homes and we will pay them when they build them and we are on target to build 100,000 homes by the end of this mayoral term."

Explaining the variation in the number of homes delivered he said: "You will get these ebbs and flows, these peaks and troughs, overall the numbers will be high but that pattern of getting there is entirely the result of the way in which the London government is funded".

But, Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, said: "The mayor says that delivering affordable housing is the most important priority for London but when it comes to actual delivery his record is abysmal."
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 10:08 PM   #9477
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London £500m house building framework up for grabs

The London Borough of Newham in East London is on the hunt for contractors and consultants to help deliver ambitious house building plans. The council is setting up a local authority company – called Newham Private Rent Vehicle – to build and buy homes for affordable rent.

These new homes will be rented to working residents who are on low incomes but are not be able to get a council home because they are not in priority need.

In the first stage, Newham aims to develop about 500 homes on council-owned land. This will later grow to more than 2800 homes on more complex mixed-use sites.

Jobs using the framework will start in April 2015 and also include extensive refurbishment of newly acquired properties using the new rental model.

The works element has been valued at £500m by the council over four years, with the consultants framework expected to generate anywhere between £20m and £40m in fee income.

Newham is planning to hold a soft market test to gather information from potential suppliers ahead of a formal invitation to tender.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 01:51 AM   #9478
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The Leadenhall Building | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=415718

Official website: http://www.theleadenhallbuilding.com/



Photo of the southern face, taken in the past week by forumer chest:

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Old February 24th, 2014, 01:53 AM   #9479
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Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=111694721

Official website: http://www.nineelmslondon.com/



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