Also although both seem to have the newish LED dot matrix destination displays in the picture, COCKFOSTERS is all in upper case but Uxbridge isn't. Is that normal? And what's the symbol after COCKFOSTERS?
That's because this picture is about a year old, when there were some mixed trains with units with old and new displays. If the front unit was old and the rear was new the rear would display DESTINATION \U
Post by phoenixcronin on Mar 28, 2017 18:24:38 GMT
Does anyone know why 115 has a different front livery compared to all the others? The area above the destination is red, rather than grey, and the grey area around the windscreen does not extend as far up as the others. Just curious!
6-car trains? When does the DLR cease to be a light railway and become a heavy one, as most of it was before the routes were converted? (All right, I know the North Greenwich branch was in the Colonel Stephens mould)
Not sure what you mean? They already run 6 car trains, just in 3x2 formation.
Possibly there are trademark, etc. issues that mean TfL can't automatically use the Heathrow Connect brand? If whoever owns it (Heathrow Airport? BAA? First?) don't want to give it up it might cost more to keep it than to use temporary branding.
Renaming Crossrail to "Elizabeth Line", yes exactly that.
Boris insisted that the name Elizabeth line be used despite TfL suggesting that Crossrail be kept as the overall brand and that the line name be used as a subsidiary brand much the same as on LU......
Without going too far off topic, THIS is the key issue! Calling it the Crossrail Elizabeth Line would be fine IMHO, as there is a distinction between the service (Crossrail) and the line (Elizabeth)
I got the impression that the Abbey Wood/Heathrow - Paddington sections would be called Elizabeth line and have the new trains from the start even though they are going to different parts of Paddington. Hopefully there'll be a connector blob between the two ends on the map rather than a continuous line, until the low level station is used from the west.
....I can actually see someone coming along and saying "why bother with all the rebranding for 7 months, just use Heathrow Connect until Elizabeth Line takes over" - if there is some money to be saved from so doing.
Well, if they were really concerned about rebranding and saving money they would have kept it as Crossrail.....