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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:11 am

This is interesting:
RMT has demanded that London Mayor Boris Johnson take “urgent and decisive” action to terminate the Tube Lines contract on London Underground as it emerged that LU are calling in forensic accountants to “examine massive and secretive payments to Tube Lines’ shareholders” and after the company were branded as “ailing and failing” by TfL.

Today it has become clear that the combined black hole on the Tube Lines contract of £1.7 billion, with £400 million being carried by TfL and the rest by the company, will result in savage cuts and delays to essential upgrade works with dire consequences for Londoner’s.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said today:

“There is no point Boris Johnson threatening legal action when what Londoner’s really want is for the Tube Lines contract to be terminated and the whole disaster of tube privatisation to be put out of its misery once and for all.

“The company’s repeated failures and delays must surely be grounds enough for them to be fired unless the contract is loaded so heavily in favour of the private sector that they can do exactly as they please regardless of the consequences for the transport system in London.

“We also want to know what TfL and the Mayor mean by “massive and secretive payments to Tube Lines shareholders”. That is a heavyweight allegation and implies that transport budgets have been creamed off behind closed doors by big business while jobs and services are threatened with savage cuts.

“The crisis at Transport for London is deepening by the day and the time has come for the Mayor to take urgent and decisive action to end this scandal of the PPP on the tube.

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:41 pm

'They' call it "ambient marketing", I believe.

http://freshome.com/2010/03/12/ikea-sub ... -campaign/

This has only intensified my hatred of Ikea. I'm sure they're very disappointed.

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by humblebee » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:20 am

Interesting bit of Tube living history, for those of you who thusly incline:
http://leytr.blogspot.com/2010/03/23-24 ... rdens.html

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by carney » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:06 pm

Live tube map with trains and such: http://traintimes.org.uk:81/map/tube/

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by humblebee » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:18 pm

carney wrote:Live tube map with trains and such: http://traintimes.org.uk:81/map/tube/
That's fantastic!


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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by carney » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:25 pm

I particularly like the odd bits where the train doesn't quite match up with the straight lines between stations and looks like it's just drifting across London.

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by humblebee » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:54 pm

Here is something rather wonderful: what the Underground would look like if south London had all the coverage that north London currently has, and vice versa.

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by Gordon » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:56 pm

And Hackney's still screwed...
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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by RITH » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:40 am

http://homepage.univie.ac.at/horst.pril ... erman.html

Apologies if this has been posted before.

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by jayen_aitch » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:48 am

Nice.

In a similar way, here is the Stockholm T-bana network literally-translated into English.

There used to be a nice rollover map where you could see both languages... This seems to be a screenshot someone has taken of that.

Progress.

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by RITH » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:50 am

Anorak-mystery: how is it possible that my reply in the train-thread (see Post subject: Re: It's terrific by train) ended up in the subway-thread?

I probably did something wrong, didn't I? Did I break Anorak?

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by jayen_aitch » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:06 am

RITH wrote:Anorak-mystery: how is it possible that my reply in the train-thread (see Post subject: Re: It's terrific by train) ended up in the subway-thread?

I probably did something wrong, didn't I? Did I break Anorak?
Huh, weird... I didn't even notice that. Maybe there was a signals failure and the post got re-routed... But I would be very surprised if those two forms of transport used the same sort of track.

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by crystalball » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:08 pm

How completely beautiful is this?
Wonderful news from the northbound platform of the Northern Line at Embankment Tube station. London Underground have reinstated the original Mind the Gap announcement - just so that the widow of the man who said it can go and hear his voice.
http://www.theimportanceofbeingtrivial. ... s-....html

It's tearing me up.

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by leonardo » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:13 pm

Ha. I just had to interrupt everyone's work in the office to tell them the story. (biggest office Awww I've ever heard)
Obviously, I'm now hiding behind my giant screen to avoid tearing up while thinking of what it feels like to be in her shoes when she hears his voice again :)

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by JamieC » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:13 am

whats that? you'd like a real time version of the tube map showing you the approximate position of all the tube trains? why not.

http://traintimes.org.uk/map/tube/
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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by crystalball » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:17 am

It's good isn't it? I wrote the bloke who did that a fan email three years ago and he replied to me last week. *faints*

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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by MattH » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:27 pm

Crystalball is incredible. Everyone here is. Is Paddington good? I'm there for like a few days. In April 2013.
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Re: it's splendid by subway

Post by humblebee » Fri May 17, 2013 11:34 am

If you didn't see the thing about the tube on BBC2 last night, make sure you watch it on catch-up.

Steam train in the Underground to mark its 150th anniversary? Oh I think so.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... d_History/

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