Tag Archives: Operational

Automatic Trains on the Hammersmith & City Line (at last)

New Signalling as part of the sub-surface lines modernization On Monday 28 March, I spent a little while at the western end of London’s Hammersmith & City Line watching the new automatic trains doing their business: this was the first … Continue reading

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The latest Underground Diagram: a fallen icon?

A new version of the Underground pocket diagram recently appeared, dated December 2018, and this incorporates another new feature which, whether good or not, adds further complexity to a diagram that is now overloaded with information. It is surely time … Continue reading

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Update on ‘unstaffed’ train operation

‘Driverless’ DLR trains? I have been travelling around the Docklands Light Railway recently. This caused me to wonder whether those who keep suggesting that the London Underground could have ‘drivers’ wandering around the passenger compartment, rather than driving trains, have ever … Continue reading

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Kings Cross to High Barnet – An Illuminating Update

King’s Cross Light-wall Subway Having an hour to spare in the run up to Christmas I found myself wondering how the Northern Line was getting on with its automatic train operating system and its (even more recent) timetable enhancements. You … Continue reading

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London Bus Services – A Route to Perfection?

I had intended to applaud the present state of London’s bus services and support this highly subjective view with a mass of statistical data showing just how superb things now are. Unfortunately, when I searched for the evidence, I not … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? ‘Driverless’, it seems

During early October I visited the small display about the design of the new deep tube rolling stock that London Underground had put on view in the spacious north ticket hall at King’s Cross. It was interesting enough, for a … Continue reading

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The hole just isn’t big enough.

Introduction In my last post about driverless trains (December 2013) I queried how much longer it would be that we were going to be stuck with 12ft diameter tube tunnels. The much-extended London deep tube network was a product of late … Continue reading

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