London Underground, London Overground and DLR
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London Underground, London Overground and DLR
Anything to do with the London Underground, Overground and DLR!

The DLR is brilliant in my opinion, however could be more frequent on some parts of the route! It is very clean, and punctual! Also, the views around the docks are brilliant! What does everyone else think?

On the Underground, my favorite line is the Jubilee line, very modern!

#2
RE: London Underground, London Overground and DLR
I hate London, wont ever stay there longer than I have to, the Tube is depressing, I witnessed a 'one under' at Kings Cross in 1998 or 1999, and would not use the tube for a long time afterwards, but in London, the tube is the best method of transport as walking and buses would take quite a bit longer.

My experience of the DLR was quite good, found it was efficient and reliable and quite quick as well...

At the end of the day, best part of London is the M1 Northbound or the tracks out of Kings Cross Big Grin

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RE: London Underground, London Overground and DLR
I mentioned it in a different section, but the strangest bit of it for me, is heading into Bank, down the massive hill, in the dark, without a driver...
Very surreal for the first time when not expecting it.

Other than that, it is a great system, linking up with the tube at various points.

#4
RE: London Underground, London Overground and DLR
I have never been on the DLR to Bank, only from Canary Wharf to Stratford! I bet the Canary Wharf-Lewisham around the docks would be nice though.

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London Underground, London Overground and DLR
It has to be the Hammersmith and City line for me. You get a real sense of history on some parts of that line - especially round the Baker Street area. I also love the view coming out towards Wood Lane and Shepherds Bush, passing the BBC's old Television Centre and the Satellite skyline. Anything you could possibly imagine has transmitted via those dishes.
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#6
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(02 Sep 2013, 12:11 pm)aureolin Wrote: It has to be the Hammersmith and City line for me. You get a real sense of history on some parts of that line - especially round the Baker Street area. I also love the view coming out towards Wood Lane and Shepherds Bush, passing the BBC's old Television Centre and the Satellite skyline. Anything you could possibly imagine has transmitted via those dishes.

I've never traveled on the Hammersmith & City line, but hopefully will in the future! Has anyone ever traveled on the London Overground, if so, what's it like?

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London Underground, London Overground and DLR
(02 Sep 2013, 12:22 pm)W179SCU Wrote: I've never traveled on the Hammersmith & City line, but hopefully will in the future! Has anyone ever traveled on the London Overground, if so, what's it like?

I've never really had a need to use the Overground, but might next time I have to head to Clapham. Tube and/or bus always appeals most to me. I do mean to use the riverboat sometime too.
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#8
RE: London Underground, London Overground and DLR
Same here, always in/out of Kings Cross, so the tube is always the obvious option.
Even when travelling through London to get a connecting train from Waterloo or Vauxhall, the tube does the job.
Must admit, although it sometimes means a change at Clapham junction, getting the tube to/from Vauxhall is easier than going via Waterloo and having to change of tube somewhere

#9
RE: London Underground, London Overground and DLR
Found the tube documentary by the BBC on Youtube

Episode 1 -Weekend
Epispde 2 - Revenue
Episode 3 - Emergency Respone
Epispde 4 - Upgrading the Tube
Episode 5 - Rush Hour
Episode 6 - Overnight

150 Year Anniversary...History of London Underground

#10
RE: London Underground, London Overground and DLR
(02 Sep 2013, 12:22 pm)W179SCU Wrote: I've never traveled on the Hammersmith & City line, but hopefully will in the future! Has anyone ever traveled on the London Overground, if so, what's it like?

Used Overground daily as part of our commute from Camden to Star Lane last summer. Well, when we weren't using the HS1 anyway. Really good, 378s have an odd interior layout for a train, tube-style with seats along the sides and tons of standing room in the middle.... It was needed during the Paralympics like so I dread to see what it was like in the main Olympics. Having a 7 min frequency at 11pm at night was surreal.

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RE: London Underground, London Overground and DLR
(02 Sep 2013, 12:22 pm)W179SCU Wrote: I've never traveled on the Hammersmith & City line, but hopefully will in the future! Has anyone ever traveled on the London Overground, if so, what's it like?

Were the Hammersmith hard men!

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www.metro.co.uk/2013/11/13/jubilee-line-named-favourite-tube-line-northern-line-least-4185453/

A survey has been carried out amongst London commuters regarding their favourite and least favourite underground lines.

Favourite Tube lines:
1 Jubilee 24 per cent
2 Victoria 19 per cent
3 Central 12 per cent
4 Piccadilly 12 per cent
5 Metropolitan eight per cent
6 District seven per cent
7 Northern seven per cent
8 Bakerloo three per cent
9 Hammersmith & City three per cent
10 Circle two per cent
11 Waterloo & City two per cent

Least favourite:
1 Northern 20 per cent
2 District seven per cent
3 Bakerloo six per cent
4 Circle five per cent
5 Central four per cent
6 Hammersmith & City four per cent
7 Metropolitan three per cent
8 Waterloo & City three per cent
9 Jubilee two per cent
10 Piccadilly two per cent
11 Victoria one per cent

The Northern line is one I have used the most (both sides of it).
I have been on the Piccadily line, Jubilee line and also Victoria line (farely restricted trips when I am down there).

I must admit to preferring the Victoria line and getting off/on at Vauxhall (when that side of London) to get to Kings Cross during rush hour as it doesn't really hit the busy spots the Northern line does.
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The future of the Tube: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projects...28868.aspx
  • A new 24-hour Tube service at weekends from 2015
  • A more frequent and reliable service with better, more accessible stations
  • All stations staffed and managed while services are operating
  • Simpler ticketing
  • The best possible value for the fare you pay

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/c...letter.pdf
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#14
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Above all, I would want my money back for the shoes!

www.metro.co.uk/2014/01/02/tube-staff-force-boy-17-to-scoot-seven-miles-home-after-refusing-to-allow-him-to-take-his-scooter-on-train-4247586/
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RE: London Underground, London Overground and DLR
(02 Jan 2014, 6:21 pm)andreos1 Wrote: Above all, I would want my money back for the shoes!

www.metro.co.uk/2014/01/02/tube-staff-force-boy-17-to-scoot-seven-miles-home-after-refusing-to-allow-him-to-take-his-scooter-on-train-4247586/

Makes you wonder. If staff at two stations were quoting the same problem to the kid, it's obviously a direction of some sort from management. Either that or a fear of using common sense in case of disciplinary action being taken against them.
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#16
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Would love to have a look around these stations.
There was something on tv the other week about the abandoned Royal Mail line that runs alongside some of these stations and how staff used to organise trips for their kids on the trains to see Santa.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25576814
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#17
RE: London Underground, London Overground and DLR
(02 Jan 2014, 7:00 pm)andreos1 Wrote: Would love to have a look around these stations.
There was something on tv the other week about the abandoned Royal Mail line that runs alongside some of these stations and how staff used to organise trips for their kids on the trains to see Santa.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25576814

There's some pretty cool stuff out there. Especially on 28 days later.

Mail Rail:
http://www.silentuk.com/?p=2792

London Underground:
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/unde...marys.html

http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/unde...ttage.html

http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/unde...-ncls.html
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#18
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(02 Jan 2014, 8:05 pm)aureolin Wrote: There's some pretty cool stuff out there. Especially on 28 days later.

Mail Rail:
http://www.silentuk.com/?p=2792

London Underground:
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/unde...marys.html

http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/unde...ttage.html

http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/unde...-ncls.html

The BBC website has a feature on it this morning http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25145632.

Those links from you are great btw
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RE: London Underground, London Overground and DLR
Worth a trip just to check the ticket barrier out!
http://www.theweek.co.uk/music/57088/tub...ng-2-video
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#20
RE: London Underground, London Overground and DLR
These two videos are a good watch:

History of the London Overground


Other in other post as it won't allow me to insert two videos Wink