Morden is next obvious one. Perhaps the handle stowing getting off at the South end and the SPAD reminder at the North end, hangover from pre-ATC days, or even just old pictures? Or is that all too tidy? Sorry just seen it's answered already, Doh!
And that's it. Just a coincidence if you got that one on a match day. At one time there were three S7+1 trains, covering a mods programme on a lot of the S8 fleet. Final fleet plan is just one such train. Arises out of the extra train bought nominally for the Met Line Extension although the specific train set up as S7+1 is not in fact the last one built.
Well the longest walk if you forget to stow the handle is 8 car 92TS so starting bid a Central line terminal, taped to to an end barrier or similar. Otherwise it's going to be Jubilee, Northern or W&C and not the other LUL lines.
And the other one probably a manually driven LUL line at a platform with a notable start-up SPAD history, but I've never seen that poster. Beautifully professional application isn't it!
Perhaps 115 was the first production refurb? Who has records back to then in the 90s? Or a later paint repair?
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?
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No, that one on Picc 73TS really is Selective Close. That operates all but one door engine per car side to close. Thus leaving one single door and one leaf of the adjacent double doorway open, since that one door engine works those two doors.
Why do the digital voice announcements need to have so much information? In Paris, the announcements cover only the stations as they enter and some key information (such as at the end of the line, skipped stops, mind the gap, and branches). It seems that in Paris, maps and signage are responsible for providing interchange information.
I've always wondered this, and I also find the announcements in London far too wordy. Also the announcements about which station the train is at should play when the train is decelerating, before the doors open, what use is it to announce the name of the station after the doors have opened, especially if you want to encourage passengers to disembark promptly. In fact when it's quiet and dwell times are short the announcements about where the train is terminating plays after the doors have shut, if you're on the wrong train, what use is that?
It should be
*Train decelerating, mostly in station*
"This is xx, change here for xx"
"This train terminates at xx"
I can sympathise with the intent here but it doesn't comply with RVAR (Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations). It's quite a task to meet the RVAR and various other LUL and system constraints. At least on most LUL trips if you did get on the wrong train it's only 2-3 minutes to the next stop to retrace your steps. And for the boarding passenger, the platforms now mostly display where the next trains terminate and on the Victoria and all SSR lines, the outside of the train gives its destination on every car.
Mind you I still get asked quite often at Harrow! "Well the Signaller seems to think we are going to Watford according to the platform display and the driver has set up Watford on the train, so we're just waiting for the Controller to tell them to change all that..."
The rubbish isn't on the platforms, it's on the banking on the left-hand side, in both the Earl's Court and Wimbledon directions.
If they put a receptacle at the stopping point by the driver's door as you suggest, someone would have to cross the live track to access it to empty it, which is difficult and dangerous with the current flowing.
I thought "411" was suggesting a bin on the platform side. I would guess they prefer chucking the rubbish out on the non-platform side only because they can't be seen doing it. But as they have to open the driver's door on the platform side anyway, a bin where "411" suggests, on the platform beyond the "no passengers beyond this point" sign, would be more convenient for the drivers than opening the "wrong side" driver's door.
They don't have to open the cab door on the platform side for normal station duties as there is in cab OPO CCTV. I suppose it's convenient to dispose of rubbish at Southfields because it's an island platform and as someone pointed out, opening the cab door on the driver's side (left hand side) won't be that obvious to most passengers.
I wouldn't have thought 8-car trains could be accommodated into the platforms or 24Rd at Hammersmith.
How easy would it be to take one of the cars out of the unit whilst using it to test the signalling?
'S8-1' has been done before, but won't be this time. There will be enough ATC equipped S7s when needed. S8s are being done as well now, to spread them out through the programme for stock availability but have them all done when the first bit of their territory gets ATC.