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Old December 29th, 2017, 02:04 AM   #2781
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One thing that's mad:

Waterloo Station ~100m passengers
Waterloo Underground ~ 100m passengers

Gare du Nord ~200m passengers
Gare du Nord Metro ~ 50m passengers

Even allowing for RER, how the fvck are all those people getting to/from Gare du Nord? Walking? Do they all live/work nearby?

I’d need to look into it, but could it be “Gare du Nord Metro” is only Lines 4 and 5, with La Chapelle for Line 2 counted separately? Tbh I’d be surprised if RER B, D and E didn’t count for double the passengers of 4 and 5. Looked up Magenta (RER E) and it sees ~42m pax per year, so my guess is that RER B, D and E from Gare du Nord probably see 120-150m?
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Old December 31st, 2017, 08:23 PM   #2782
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Late touches being done to the station ready for its somewhat delayed re-opening in February.



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The Opening of the new Kenilworth railway station has been delayed again – because there is no train available.
The first train was set to arrive at the town’s new £13.6million station on Sunday (December 10), but just days before the scheduled opening the Department for Transport (DfT) has said no train or drivers will be available until February to operate a service on the line running between Leamington and Coventry.

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The station was originally set to open last December, before being put back to August, and then again to this December. Town councillor Richard Dickson was far from happy with the latest delay." To say that Kenilworth has waited 53 years and that another two months won’t hurt displays an out of touch arrogance that is beyond belief. This is the single biggest inward investment in the town for decades. Kenilworth residents demand better from its county council. Its staff who are paid to manage such huge projects properly and its county councillors who are elected to serve local people. To have missed the opportunities provided by Christmas and the New Year activities is a huge failure. What guarantees can there be that the DfT will deliver by February?".

The DfT contributed £5million to the total cost of the project, with the remainder of the funding being provided by local transport bodies and the county council. The new Station Road station – on the site of the town’s former station which closed in 1965 as part of the so-called Beeching Cuts – also includes a ticket office, 90-space car park and cycle parking.

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Old January 1st, 2018, 05:05 AM   #2783
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One thing that's mad:

Waterloo Station ~100m passengers
Waterloo Underground ~ 100m passengers

Gare du Nord ~200m passengers
Gare du Nord Metro ~ 50m passengers

Even allowing for RER, how the fvck are all those people getting to/from Gare du Nord? Walking? Do they all live/work nearby?
Note that you compare apple and orange when you compare metro and underground station ridership.

London Underground includes entries and exits when Paris metro only includes entries.
So the reality of ridership for Gare du Nord metro is 100 million.
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Old January 1st, 2018, 10:11 PM   #2784
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Even allowing for RER, how the fvck are all those people getting to/from Gare du Nord? Walking? Do they all live/work nearby?
There are lots of people who change between Transilien and RER services in Paris Nord, I suppose.
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Old January 1st, 2018, 10:27 PM   #2785
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There are lots of people who change between Transilien and RER services in Paris Nord, I suppose.
And thus count twice (as do those changing TGV-RER) in the figures for Paris GdN?
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Old January 2nd, 2018, 12:06 PM   #2786
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Last phase of the London Bridge station rebuild had ended. Station reopened today after the Xmas blockade:
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Old January 2nd, 2018, 08:12 PM   #2787
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That archway, stunning!
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 01:18 AM   #2788
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319 366 Manchester Piccadilly 1 December 2017

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https://transportsceneireland.smugmu...December-2017/
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Old January 4th, 2018, 07:42 PM   #2789
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Ok, had a quick look around new London Bridge station, here are some photos:


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Old January 4th, 2018, 07:43 PM   #2790
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DSC05632
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Old January 4th, 2018, 07:44 PM   #2791
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That archway, stunning!
Yes, the arches look great:

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Fantastic texture of the concrete arches:

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Old January 4th, 2018, 07:45 PM   #2792
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Old January 4th, 2018, 07:46 PM   #2793
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Time to head home:

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Generally huge improvement. There are still a lot of finishing touches to be done plus a lot of retail units are not open yet but it already looks good.
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Old January 4th, 2018, 09:05 PM   #2794
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Here is a brief trip report aboard a Great Western Railway HST in First Class, travelling between London Paddington and Penzance in Cornwall.





Enjoy!
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Old January 5th, 2018, 01:01 PM   #2795
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Thanks for the pics geogregor! they've done an amazing job, the end result is much better than I expected.
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Old January 5th, 2018, 08:37 PM   #2796
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Thanks for the pics geogregor! they've done an amazing job, the end result is much better than I expected.
Yes they did a good job.

But some things could be improved, for example this space could be arranged better:

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But the pub will be great location for the last minute pint before the train:

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On the upper level there is still a lot to do with the retail units:

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It would be nice if they managed to finish it all before the May timetable change

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Old January 5th, 2018, 08:38 PM   #2797
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Some shots of the platforms:

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DSC05737
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Service to Hastings

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Departing from platform 6:

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Views from the end of platform 1:

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Old January 5th, 2018, 08:42 PM   #2799
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Views from platform 2:

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And from paltform 6:

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And that's it for now. I think I photographed most of the stuff worth posting. Now time to wait for Thameslik trains to arrive on platforms 4 and 5 after the May timetable change.

And of course for all the retail units to be finished and opened.

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Bermondsey dive-under on the approaches to London Bridge:

https://twitter.com/TLProgramme/stat...30756786761729

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