Diamond Geezer has picked up a copy of the new May pocket tube map, complete with a new illustration. He also mentions a new Night Tube Pocket Map edition (be warned... it has a stuffed gorilla as its artwork). There seems to not be many significant changes.
Last Edit: May 21, 2017 10:08:43 GMT by Dstock7080: 2017 added to thread title
are there any plans to refurbish the station platforms on this section of the line?
I hope so; the stations are rather dingy. Then again, I would hope that one station (maybe Essex Rd as it is more lightly used) could be preserved in a genuine NSE state, and kept in good condition (I know the two are incongruous ). And I would also hope that some of the signage (North London Link anyone) could be kept and sold on to enthusiasts.
It wouldn't become any better by merit of being nationalised, no. It'd still be the same trains, same timetable, same infrastructure, etc. Just a different paint scheme and different fare systems. However, you could argue that a government that nationalised rail would be one that also invested in rail - which would bring improvements - but that is something that could be done with the privatised system if so wished.
What the railways need is reintegration, with a single management structure controlling the service (both passengers and freight). the rolling stock and the infrastructure rather than the fragmentation into multiple units with their armies of lawyers and accountants arguing over who owes how much to whom. Since the collapse of Rail Track there is little private sector interest in managing the infrastructure (without even bigger taxpayer funded subsidy) so the only effective way to reintegrate the railways would be through nationalisation.
But the trouble is the same people would be running the railways, just under one banner. The way the individual "sections" of a new BR would be organised would probably lead to this sort of conflict so that they can keep their budgets intact. Reintegrating the railways would necessitate (at least initially) completely separate infrastructure and operations departments.
There is some inconsistency with regards to whether interchange symbols are used when there was an interchange with LO. Queens Park has an interchange sign but Blackhorse Road doesn't. Some NR interchanges have an interchange symbol eg Seven Sisters whereas some like Wembley Central don't.
Like others, I have seen little or no change. It seems to be that the staff that would be in the ticket office have just disappeared into thin air, leading to the current understaffing causing station closures and the bare minimum of staff at some stations causing difficulty with buying tickets etc.
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2016 12:56:12 GMT by RedDragon: typo (oops)
I'm not an expert on Baker Street, but I would have thought the reason for the difference would be because of the following information being needed to be displayed at various locations within the station:
3 Platforms, all which can contain country-bound trains, and 2 which can also contain city-bound trains, so the individual platforms need to have info for the trains on other platforms.
They need to show more than 4 next trains due to the range of destinations
IIRC, they are also contain more detailed arrival times.
In the past, I found them difficult to read at a distance on the platform, but this issue has been resolved with the S-Stock side indicators.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2016 18:04:36 GMT by RedDragon: oops, thanks tut
I heard via the train radio that there's no one available to edit the S Stock DVA. The guy has apparently gone home
That is some seriously bad planning that TFL won't have the ability to edit the DVA on 192 trains if one guy goes home. Imagine if he suddenly left and there wasn't anyone who has the knowledge to do the job. They really need to have a system that monitors who has what skills and knowledge to ensure it's retained within the company.
Is the system for the DVA on the 09 stock similar? Surely they could both be done by the same person? And maybe when/if the NTfL with its real-time information screens that won't actually work is introduced, they could also be programmed by the same person.