Rather than blue moquette the Jubilee should use grey. However, rather than create a new variant a simple expedient could be to use the same as the Bakerloo Line. The image below shows why I suggest this...
I walked this a few years ago... somewhere along the line its possible to see the Met / GC route as it passes over a canal lock and I shot a fantastic short video sequence there showing a northbound Chiltern passing in front of a southbound S Stock.
The photo below is of Ebury Way on a mid summer's afternoon.
A little. Is there any "guided bus" trackway that is combined with rails?
There was, in Germany. Cities of Essen and Mannheim. But not any more.
The technology for such was proven viable - it was even possible for the buses to interact with the signals.
re: the Croxley Link, I suppose that Mayor Khan will have no difficulty in reallocating / spending the £50m that will not now be spent in this new rail link. With inflation creeping upwards and him having pledged to not raise the fares that he controls, so this £50m will come in handy.
A film about the former London Transport / London Underground Metropolitan Line A stock trains which were introduced in the early 1960's and withdrawn in 2012.
The trains are seen (both outside and inside) in original format, after refurbishment for one person operation, with three different styles of refurbishment and in their final format.
Mostly this film comprises S-VHS and HD video but it also includes other formats as well as still images and a little silent super 8 cine film from the days before I had a camcorder. Footage seen dates from the late 1970's to 2012.
Apologies, one of the longest films which I've ever made. But there was a lot to cram in.
When did Metropolitan Line trains cease calling at Jubilee Line stations? I am thinking of the early morning and late evening scheduled journeys where A stock trains actually travelled on (Bakerloo) Jubilee Line tracks.
Clives Underground Line Guide suggests that in one direction Met Line trains ceased being able to reach the 'local lines' used by the tube trains in 2004 and in the other direction in 2010.
I've looked through the oldest Met and Jubilee Line threads here at DD and although I have found information which validates what Clive's Guide says, it seems that this forum is not old enough to have any threads which discuss the cessation of regular service by Met Line trains. (Either that or the information was in the part of the forum database that District Dave accidentally deleted many years ago).
I've placed this message in SSR group as it involves several lines, even though only one of them is a SSR line!
If its going to be a road project then having diesel buses stuck in traffic is not so wonderful. Lowest of the low.
Instead its best to go for something bolder and different. How about trolleybuses which use electricity sourced from a renewable facility - wind, solar, etc?
Or, light rail... this could also use much of the planned infrastructure and at a later date could be extended as a tram train at the Junction end to St Albans... and then as a tram again to meet the Midland Main Line station.
Passengers who use Watford Met would be delighted at a solution that retains their station. Some might even raise their arm and with index finger pointing towards Watford Town Centre suggest completing the project that was planned and would likely have been achieved had the Met survived a little longer.
One wonders how much of a useful "bolthole" these sidings will prove to be. Unlike Moorgate bay roads, trains will presumably require tipping out before entering the sidings, especially if being stabled as opposed to reversed. So as well as blocking the inner rail which is already an issue with Moorgate, you also get further delay on the outer rail too. A lot will depend on the speed over the junction.
If the route as far as the eastbound side of the island platform at Barbican was made suitable for passengers than any passengers who do not leave the train at Farringdon could be tipped out at Barbican instead.
This way the train operator could announce that the train terminates at Farringdon (to encourage everyone to alight) but to avoid delaying following trains there would not be a formal tipping out procedure at Farringdon.
Will it give access to the spare Moorgate platforms from the Met running lines? Could be a City terminus for Aylesbury services, given gauge clearance around St. John's Wood.
That is a concept which I've not heard for decades.
With all the talk nowadays about the dangers of diesel engine waste gases I cannot imagine passengers being happy about diesel trains running through LU tunnels, especially as the tunnels on much of the northern side of the Circle are only minimally ventilated.