London Underground, London Overground and DLR
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London's New Railway | The Extended Jubilee Line

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Whilst Londoners once again have to battle to and from work......

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...shine.html

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(01 Feb 2014, 11:50 am)citaro5284 Wrote: Whilst Londoners once again have to battle to and from work......

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...shine.html

Daily Mail. Enough said really.
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http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/04/sarcastic-...s-4688815/

Has Hignett found a job looking after a social media account after all this time?
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Here we go again, more strikes. I wonder if Metro drivers would go on strike with Nexus closing 3 travelshops??

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-27069391

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(18 Apr 2014, 12:13 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: Here we go again, more strikes. I wonder if Metro drivers would go on strike with Nexus closing 3 travelshops??

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-27069391

The difference being that Nexus have committed to redeploying the affected staff, whereas LU are proposing to cut jobs. 953 roles to go initially, followed by a further 840 from front line operational roles further down the line.
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(18 Apr 2014, 2:56 pm)aureolin Wrote: The difference being that Nexus have committed to redeploying the affected staff, whereas LU are proposing to cut jobs. 953 roles to go initially, followed by a further 840 from front line operational roles further down the line.

Unfortunately, if the way we all buy tickets change and information for services is readily available by other means, ticket offices will not be needed and the stark reality is the staff is not required either.

I travel quite a bit on East Coast and I have only once been into the travel office at Central, normally buy tickets via website and print@home.

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(18 Apr 2014, 3:06 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: Unfortunately, if the way we all buy tickets change and information for services is readily available by other means, ticket offices will not be needed and the stark reality is the staff is not required either.

I travel quite a bit on East Coast and I have only once been into the travel office at Central, normally buy tickets via website and print@home.

Interesting point.

I know Central Station is currently undergoing modernisation work and I have noticed that the ticket office that was previously at Central Station isn't there anymore. Does anyone know if a 'temporary replacement' has been set up anywhere at Central? If not, it could suggest quite a lot about the amount of people actually using it...

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(18 Apr 2014, 3:12 pm)Dan Wrote: Interesting point.

I know Central Station is currently undergoing modernisation work and I have noticed that the ticket office that was previously at Central Station isn't there anymore. Does anyone know if a 'temporary replacement' has been set up anywhere at Central? If not, it could suggest quite a lot about the amount of people actually using it...

The 'new' travel office is at the right end of the station next to Sainsburys, and I think it is actually smaller than the one it replaced.

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(18 Apr 2014, 3:06 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: Unfortunately, if the way we all buy tickets change and information for services is readily available by other means, ticket offices will not be needed and the stark reality is the staff is not required either.

I travel quite a bit on East Coast and I have only once been into the travel office at Central, normally buy tickets via website and print@home.

Doesn't mean we should all develop a defeatist attitude to attacks on jobs.

LU and other organisations should be committed to retraining and redeploying staff. It's helping no one throwing people on to the scrap heap with little hope of alternative work.

Where does it all end? Most back office roles in the rail or bus industries could be carried out off shore for a 10th of the cost. My job could. Would we let that one go with out a fight, because that's the trend?

I have to say that I use ticket machines for collecting tickets, but that's only because the opening hours don't meet my needs. I'd much prefer to deal with a person.
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#31
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(18 Apr 2014, 3:18 pm)aureolin Wrote: Doesn't mean we should all develop a defeatist attitude to attacks on jobs.

LU and other organisations should be committed to retraining and redeploying staff. It's helping no one throwing people on to the scrap heap with little hope of alternative work.

Where does it all end? Most back office roles in the rail or bus industries could be carried out off shore for a 10th of the cost. My job could. Would we let that one go with out a fight, because that's the trend?

I have to say that I use ticket machines for collecting tickets, but that's only because the opening hours don't meet my needs. I'd much prefer to deal with a person.

I guess we need to agree to disagree on this one. I cannot see why LU should commit to redeploy or retain the staff when clearly the business has changed. If there are staff vacancies within other parts of the system then yes, some of the staff could be used to fill these roles, however if they are fully staffed, I cannot see why.

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(18 Apr 2014, 3:35 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: I guess we need to agree to disagree on this one.

I think that's something we can agree on. Tongue
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#33
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http://www.passengertransport.co.uk/2014...e-resumes/

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(30 Apr 2014, 7:02 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: http://www.passengertransport.co.uk/2014...e-resumes/

Great. More Tesco Express stores for London. That'll add nicely to the circa 230 that they have at present.

I wonder why there's such a reluctance from TfL to hold a public consultation around the closures though? If their claim is less than 2% of people use them, then surely the consultation would back up what their plans?
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http://m.scotsman.com/business/serco-los...-1-3467188

Serco loose DLR franchise.
Shame, such a nice company... Rolleyes

However, under the bonkers system we have - Keolis ( owned by the French Government), will end up running the system.

Yet more taxpayer money, finding its way into foreign coffers.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

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Tube workers join in the action on July 10th. http://www.rmt.org.uk/news/transport-for...ke-action/
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#37
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http://digg.com/video/watch-this-guy-race-a-train-to-the-next-stop?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=facebook

#Unbelievable 
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(17 Sep 2014, 8:31 pm)NEBCD Malarkey Wrote: http://digg.com/video/watch-this-guy-race-a-train-to-the-next-stop?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=facebook

#Unbelievable 
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You up for that then Malarkey? 
I'll do the filming... You can do the running.

Kings Cross to Euston!

#malarkeymarathon
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(17 Sep 2014, 8:40 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: You up for that then Malarkey? 
I'll do the filming... You can do the running.

Kings Cross to Euston!

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Knees are Buggered.

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New train for London Underground - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Q0FZUKHkY

Looks quite good
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