Transport for London has estimated it will cost £5,000 to design the prototype needed for signage and roundels. There are some additional vinyl stickered signs that need updating; the associated costs are included in the £5,000.
The Crossrail branding and signage remains in place while the line is under construction.
No system is perfect. It may be that the braking system on that particular train, coupled with the natural wear and tear of the track and wheels, led to slightly different behaviour than expected by the computer. I wouldn't be so concerned, unfortunate as it may be that it happened.
I took the Picc in the morning from Green Park to South Ken. First train was packed - another train 2 mins was far less crowded and more comfortable. I've just returned from work going the "normal" way, South Ken to Uxbridge side - very pleasant journey.
I know we've reached 5 pages on this topic but, as a regular Uxbridge-branch commuter, I'm astounded it's not grown bigger. The service is abysmal, and since the dreaded Christmas 2016 wheel disaster, we've basically had to deal with one catastrophic failure a week after another, which leaves one having to find alternative means of transport home from work. I'm left to believe that there is no chance for any improvement until 2025, when all those new trains and signals will, allegedly, be up and running. What's a guy to do between now and then?
There are no buses that serve all intermediate stations between Rayners Lane and Acton Town. From South Harrow, you can use the 487 which calls at several stations: Sudbury Town, Alperton, Hanger Lane & Park Royal. Its usually one floor bus, not the most frequent. There are several buses that can get you from Ruislip to South Harrow: 114 and 398. If you need access to the Park Royal area from Uxbridge, it would be better to take a local bus to West Ruislip (U1 and U10) and then take the central line.
Getting from Rayners Lane to Ealing Broadway is also problematic if there is suspension, but my advise is to use the 483/ 297 from Alperton station, having arrived there by means described above. You can also walk between North Ealing (Piccadilly Line) and West Acton (Central Line), it takes 10 minutes at a brisk pace. Same for Park Royal and Hanger Lane.
If you are going to Hammersmith, again during delays, it might be better to take the central line to Shepherd's Bush station, then take one of four buses (72,220,283,295) from outside West 12 shopping center (not Westfields). Any journey further in and you can take the Met line and change at Baker St/ Edgware Rd for the circle line/ district line to Earl's Court/ Glouctester Rd/ South Ken. You can also take the 74 bus from Baker St to Gloucester Rd/ South Ken and reasonably close walking distance to Earls Court and High Street Kensington.
I’ve only just seen this thread. I’ve read the Station logbook for South Kensington. it says that Gate 41 has a faulty paddle which has had a repair job raised in consequence.
The reply I got said that there were no issues reported:
Thank you for your feedback form of 3 February about a ticket-gate incident at South Kensington Tube station.
I have, therefore, been in touch with the station. However, they did not have any record of problems with any of the ticket-gates (on 2 February at around 20:25 hours). Indeed they confirmed all of them were working normally.
I would assume there should be some agreement between what the station staff say and what is written in the station logbook?