Archive for category: Subways and Underground

Proposed route of Bakerloo line extension released

Transport for London (TfL) has published a map showing the proposed route of its Bakerloo line extension. A public consultation has begun into the project, which would extend the line south east from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham. The extension would include four new stations: two along Old Kent Road, one at New Cross Gate […]
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And now Crossrail 2

Now that Crossrail is 75 per cent complete (issue 146, December 2016), thoughts are turning to what comes next. Crossrail 2 is more than just a possibility. Transport for London has appointed Michèle Dix as managing director for the project, reporting directly to TfL Commissioner Mike Brown. Based at 55 Broadway, the iconic former London […]
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Subway Revival – Glasgow to introduce UTO

Tunnel-A4Glasgow’s Subway is the world’s third-oldest underground railway (after London and Budapest). When it opened in 1896, there was no rail connection to the surface so cars were lowered into the tunnels from the depot above. Although trains were steam-powered, there was no smoke in the tunnels. Instead, a stationary steam engine moved a 10.5 […]
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Lucknow metro design revealed

157892-MedRes-LucknowMetropolis-20160510METLUCKNOWEXTER03 (1)Alstom has revealed the design of the Metropolis train it is building for the Indian city of Lucknow. Alstom said the train’s design reflected the city’s “cultural richness” and that[...]
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Crossrail revamp for Whitechapel

19307177040_d158e3c927_kWork begins this week on the redevelopment of the 140-year-old Whitechapel London Overground and Underground station in preparation for Crossrail. New Crossrail platforms, which are located in new tunnels to[...]
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S Stock – 191 all out

JB_21064Faringdon13012013 copyA total of 1,395 carriages and almost 13 years since being awarded the contract, Bombardier is close to completing the final train of its popular S Stock class. At a ceremony in Derby, Bombardier’s UK managing director Richard Hunter and London Underground managing director Nick Brown presented the final car of the 191 trains on order […]
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Signalling Crossrail

08 Liverpool Street station [online]Tunnelling for the £15 billion railway was completed last May with the final two TBMs, Elizabeth and Victoria, being decommissioned. The task of fitting out the tunnels and stations, installing track, OHLE and signalling is now well under way. Crossrail was invented to increase capacity for east-west journeys, relieving the Central and...
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Signalling Crossrail

08 Liverpool Street station [online]Tunnelling for the £15 billion railway was completed last May with the final two TBMs, Elizabeth and Victoria, being decommissioned. The task of fitting out the tunnels and stations, installing track, OHLE and signalling is now well under way. Crossrail was invented to increase capacity for east-west journeys, relieving the Central and...
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Berlin underground milestone

The project to extend underground line U5 to connect with U55 in Berlin is now a step closer with the completion of the tunnelling phase of the project. The 74-metre[...]
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Stockholm’s solution to its ‘Wasp’s Waist’

The Stockholm Citybanan (City Line) is a new commuter railway tunnel currently under construction beneath central Stockholm, which will be used for the Swedish capital’s commuter rail service. Writes Collin Carr The line will be six kilometres long, double track and electrified, and will run between Tomteboda and Stockholm South (Stockholms södra) station. Also included in […]
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Signalling the positive

This, to the surprise of many, was issued on New Year’s Eve: “London Underground (LU) and Bombardier Transportation today announced that the signalling contract for the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines (Sub Surface lines) will be re-let by LU following discussions between the two companies…” Writes Grahame Taylor We live in an […]
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