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Old May 10th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #21
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As you can see, I'm doing a little research ...

Shanghai is also planning to build a metro museum:
http://www.radio86.co.uk/china-insig...a-metro-museum
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Old May 10th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #22
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FASCINATING!!

Thanks for posting these photos!



I really want to go to that museum when I go to NYC in the future.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #23
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By coincidence, I was planning to go there on Saturday. And I'll bring some photos
Any feedback on the museum?
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Old May 11th, 2008, 10:21 AM   #24
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I think I'll have to disappoint you: those are bus routes...
Still.... Imagine if they were constructed? I mean sure you'd have to trim it a bit, but yea.

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Old May 11th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #25
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In addition to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden there is also the Acton Museum Depot by Acton Town station (it's an area of Ealing Common Depot), sadly it's only open on limited dates but is well worth the visit as lots of old trains are stored there which can't be displayed at Covent Garden due to the limited size.

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Old May 11th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #26
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How often is this open? Will they ever open it up fully?
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Old May 11th, 2008, 11:00 AM   #27
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How often is this open? Will they ever open it up fully?
All this page says is 'special events'... It's open a few days per year.

I guess because of its nerdiness and the fact it's a bit off the beaten track it's not deemed worthy of being open permanently (I disagree).
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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #28
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London Transport Museum Photo Gallery : http://globalphotos.org/london-transport.htm









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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #29
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Any feedback on the museum?
I couldn't go. And because they have stupid opening hours (only once a month), it will take some time until I can plan to go there again. There's an U-Bahn museum and an S-Bahn museum in Berlin. Both are privately owned and seem to be very small (no trains). Nothing comparable to the London Transport museum.

I will soon post some photos from the museums in Glasgow and London (and maybe Moscow if I find them).
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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #30
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I am pretty sure I'd get a kick out of that place.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #31
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Here's a list of metro museums: http://mic-ro.com/metro/museums.html

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Old May 11th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #32
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I recommend it. I went a couple of year ago, it's great.
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amazing pictures...thank you so much for posting!

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Old May 13th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #34
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London Transport Museum



In the new Underground Design section, the artwork which had been used to create one of my favourite Tube posters:


Station architecture chronologically: stations by Leslie Green and Charles Clark:


Stations by Charles Holden:


Today's stations:


The new Metros of the World section:
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I still can't believe I never went while I lived in Britain.
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Glasgow Museum of Transport





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I still can't believe I never went while I lived in Britain.
You have to do it when you come over again. Though, it will seem a bit expensive with the exchange rate from $NZ, but it's worth every bit. I have yet to see a better transport museum.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 05:39 AM   #38
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East Side Access Moves to New York Transit Museum
1 December 2007
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The New York Transit Museum is once again presenting an exhibition on the MTA's East Side Access project, only this time in Penn Station. The exhibit was previously displayed at Grand Central Station.

The exhibit details the $6.3 billion project, which will connect the Long Island Rail Road's Main and Port Washington lines in Queens to a new LIRR terminal beneath Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. It is estimated that the East Side Access plan will save approximately 160,000 commuters 30 to 40 minutes a day. Connections between all LIRR and Metro-North destinations will also be established. The project is expected to reduce auto travel and also improve regional air quality when completed in 2013.

The East Side Access exhibit offers project details, engineering aspects of tunneling, renderings of the finalized project and plans for building the rail connection from its original, deferred project date in1966. The exhibition also has a video that shows the tunnel frames being built in the 1960s. These frames were towed into place and sunk into the East River on both sides of Roosevelt Island. The video also shows how the tunnel boring machine removes rocks and earth from the construction site while installing sections of concrete tunnel linings.

The main goals of the East Side Access plan involve providing a direct and faster trip between Long Island and East Midtown Manhattan, improving the quality of service for LIRR customers, relieving LIRR train congestion in Penn Station, increasing East River commuter rail tunnel capacity as well as relieving serious overcrowding on LIRR trains to Penn Station and NYCT's Queens Boulevard and Flushing line trains.
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Wow, interesting thread! I've never been to the U.S. , but this fascinates me.

What the hell was the task of this machine?
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