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Old January 21st, 2019, 01:46 AM   #4721
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That article says nine individuals earn £100 k or more and
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TfL said the figures refer to total remuneration, including base pay and pension contributions, and said the top earners are test drivers and instructors who have additional responsibilities.
So clearly bog-standard drivers aren't yet anywhere near the £100k figure even before tax - and counting employer's pension contributions isn't how salaries are normally quoted - the Times is extracting the yellow stuff by including that figure. Those nine individuals will effectively be the top supervisor grade for a whole line like the Bakerloo or District - or running the 'S' stock trials on the test facility at Old Dalby.

Still, I wouldn't mind their wage packet!
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Old January 21st, 2019, 03:12 PM   #4722
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Bakerloo Line extension - Now referred to as a project that can only happen with government funding
I'm puzzled why a good chunk of funding is not coming from the enormous developments along the route. The cost of the extension is £3.1bn i think, but that might be inclusive of going beyond Lewishham meaning the tunnel bit is slightly lower. There are suppposedly 20,000 homes being built along OKR alone plus another 10,000 jobs in retail, offices. That excludes the developments around E&C and down in Lewisham, meaning it is more than is being built at the Battersea-Nine Elms stretch. Even New Cross Gate has a lot of land around it that can be redeveloped. The total value of housing and commercial units developed between E&C to Lewisham could be more than £10bn. The two stations at least should be embedded within the developments somehow, like how Crossrail had CW pay for the station there in exchange for owning all the activity above it.
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Old February 20th, 2019, 05:05 PM   #4723
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Interesting that Tfl is going to trial demand responsive buses

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/bus...ive-bus-trial/
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Old March 12th, 2019, 03:49 PM   #4724
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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/f...hicle-services

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For the first time, the public will experience self-driving vehicle services thanks to government backing for 3 world-leading public trials by 2021
pilots will include an autonomous bus service across the Forth Bridge from Fife to Edinburgh, and self-driving taxi services in London
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Old March 15th, 2019, 11:19 AM   #4725
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I wonder where this will go??

https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/p...041029.article

TfL eyes new £1.7bn London metro line
15 MARCH, 2019 BY CAROLINE WADHAM

Deputy mayor of London for transport Heidi Alexander (pictured) has revealed Transport for London is considering building a £1.7bn metro line to serve south and south-east London.
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Old March 15th, 2019, 12:39 PM   #4726
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I don't have CN access, but wouldn't that just be the Bakerloo line extension?
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Old March 15th, 2019, 03:49 PM   #4727
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Yep I can't see it either but thought exactly the same thing.

The last three years have been appalling for the UK, TfL and transport in general - for many reasons we know - so I'd be extremely surprised to see this move onwards.

The Northern Line was grandfathered in, before the dark days, and had a lot more development money and potential backing it. The OKR doesn't have anything near in terms of commitment or scale/value, and much of the Elephant redevelopment predates the BLE.

Even if it got to New Cross Gate, that would be a miracle (and very helpful) - but Lewisham (lots of development) is the real target.

Beyond that I think is a nice-to-have, and would have to be cheap! Hayes would open 4 paths each hour, each direction, platforms at CS/CX etc - which has a big value in itself. New, fast trains might help the sell to residents. Bromley wouldn't offer this, but the Beckenham spur would add connectivity with NR and Tram, and would be redundant if not used anyway.
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Old March 15th, 2019, 04:45 PM   #4728
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It's not the Bakerloo line - the article is light on detail but says the line "would operate out of London Bridge and Victoria" and "target commuters working in south and south east London".

Apparently additional details will be released in the next few weeks.
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Old March 15th, 2019, 06:00 PM   #4729
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SouthEastern franchise hasn't been agreed yet. Could be a reference to investment to allow London Overground for SE London?
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Old March 15th, 2019, 06:59 PM   #4730
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Good thinking!
Still, £1.7bn is a lot of money to spend on an existing railway line. It's about what both phases of the East London line extension cost. Does this mean untangling Lewisham, Herne Hill etc?
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Old March 15th, 2019, 07:01 PM   #4731
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Overground hasn't done much for the West Anglia routes. I wonder what could be done with such a complex, convoluted network and service patterns.

I can only think of integration with the ELL and through-running from Crystal Palace and West Croydon, for instance. And adding in East Croydon routes. Interesting, but short trains for those routes if heading into termini.
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Old March 15th, 2019, 07:36 PM   #4732
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Segregation of the SEML slow line maybe?
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Proof that maps can make even the ugliest things look beautiful.

Now, let's convert them all to cycle lanes
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Old March 16th, 2019, 05:42 PM   #4735
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Proof that maps can make even the ugliest things look beautiful.

Now, let's convert them all to cycle lanes
Well four Cycle Superhighways are already on the map.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 12:42 PM   #4736
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Good thinking!
Still, £1.7bn is a lot of money to spend on an existing railway line. It's about what both phases of the East London line extension cost. Does this mean untangling Lewisham, Herne Hill etc?
I wonder if they just mean the value of the concession. TfL doesn't have almost £2bn to throw at a project like, they're already cancelling a ton of smaller ones.
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Proposal to rebuild Clapham Junction station. According to knowledgeable people at London Reconnections it seems to be being taken seriously
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Old March 19th, 2019, 12:23 PM   #4738
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That is an absolute monster of a scheme. Maybe my children will live to see it.











I remember when the plans for London Bridge had air rights development, but that was cancelled due to being a logistical/timetabling nightmare. This is an order of magnitude more ambitious.

I wouldn't read too much into the track layout.
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Proposal to rebuild Clapham Junction station. According to knowledgeable people at London Reconnections it seems to be being taken seriously
It's no surprise that the vast amount of railway land in this area is being eyed up by the property developers. This greedy proposal to raft over absolutely everything would IMHO be nothing but a pain for rail travellers and people living in the nearby houses - the building process would take years and the end result would be to create a busier and more constrained version of Birmingham New Street, buried under layers of thick concrete and high-rise buildings - destroying the traditional railway features. No thanks!

Having said that, I think there is ample scope for a less brutal scheme to unlock the value of the land at the western end, currently being used for sidings to stable SWR commuter trains during the off-peak period. The wedge-shaped area bounded by Plough Road to the west, Grant Road to the north and the carriage shed is about 300m by 200-250m.

To the east, I agree there is also plenty of scope to build over the fan of tracks heading towards Waterloo, Victoria and the WLL. But having said that, there is a lot of land here currently used for Lidl and Asda supermarkets and their associated car parks (also a Boots and a Travelodge). If the idea is to realise the valuable air development rights in this well-connected location to create more residential properties and retail space then surely the retail area around Falcon Road would be much easier to redevelop first, rather than straddling over the wider part of the railway lines?
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The development can hardly be integrated with the surrounding area, given it all has to be built on a raft.

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