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Subject: 2. Table of Contents 1. Disclaimer 2. Table of Contents 3. Newsgroup Charter 4. What's the best way to get to...? 5. Cross-London Transfer by LU 6. Error codes on UTS gates 7. London Underground Facts and Figures 8. Underground and National Railways Station Car Parks 9. Tube and Surface Lines 10. Closed Underground Stations 11. Underground and National Railways Safety 12. Travel Information 13. Useful Websites 14. Acknowledgements 15. Copyright 16. HELP! (-: 17. Information
Subject: 3. Newsgroup Charter CHARTER: uk.transport.london This group is for the discussion of matters relating to any form of transport, be it public or private, in the London area. ADVERTISING Advertising is forbidden, with the following exceptions: Suppliers of subject-relevant goods and services may post a pointer to their website or invitation to request details. This may not exceed four lines and may be posted no more often than once every three months. The subject line should begin "ADVERT:", except for vacancies, which should begin "JOB:". BINARIES & FORMATTING Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, word processor files, Zip files, "business cards", etc.), are *forbidden*, with the exception of cryptographic signatures equivalent to no more than 10 lines of plain text (e.g. PGP). Posts must be readable as plaintext and only minor HTML format marks, if any, should be used. Posts duplicating their text content as fully marked up HTML, or only the latter, should not be made. Such material belongs on a web or ftp site, to which a pointer may be posted. Posters are invited to read a guide on the World Wide Web at <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html> for further information on how to configure newsreaders to post to uk.* newsgroups. WARNING Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their postmaster and/or ISP. END CHARTER. Newsgroups line uk.transport.london Discussion of all forms of transport in London
Subject: 4. What's the best way to get to...? If you want to get to one of the main tourist spots (e.g. The Tower of London, Harrods, St Pauls Cathedral, etc) then visit <http://www.londontransport.co.uk/> and download their "Visiting London" brochure. The brochure is in Adobe Acrobat format so you'll need to download a copy of the FREE Acrobat Reader from <http://www.adobe.co.uk/> For rail journeys visit either of the following websites: <http://bahn.hafas.de/bin/detect.exe/bin/query.exe/e?> <http://www.railtrack.co.uk/travel/> IMO, the German site is the better of the two because it shows you times at all of the intermediate stations and a little map as well if you want it to. There's no need to worry about not understanding it as that URL is for the English version of the page. (-: There is one problem with it, however, and that is that it doesn't have details of Engineering Works so it can tell you to get a train that isn't running, so *always* double-check on the Railtrack one or on Ceefax page 491 nearer the time.
Subject: 5. Cross-London Transfer by LU Tickets for journeys routed for travel 'via London' and marked with the "Maltese Cross" symbol, include the cost of transfer across London by London Underground or Thameslink train services. Tickets displaying the 'cross-London' marker are valid for travel between any two of the following stations appropriate to the route of the through rail journey being made. Amersham Farringdon Queens Park Baker Street Finsbury Park Richmond Balham Greenford Seven Sisters Bank Gunnersbury South Ruislip Barking Highbury & Islington Stratford Blackfriars Kensington Olympia Tottenham Hale Blackhorse Road Kentish Town Tower Hill Brixton King's Cross/St Pancras Upminster Cannon Street Liverpool Street Vauxhall Charing Cross London Bridge Victoria Ealing Broadway Marylebone Walthamstow Ctl Edgware Road Moorgate Waterloo Elephant & Castle New Cross West Ham Embankment New Cross Gate West Ruislip Euston Old Street Wimbledon Euston Square Paddington NB : As of Sunday, 26th September 1999, the following stations will no longer be available for Cross London transfer: Balham New Cross Brixton New Cross Gate Greenford South Ruislip Gunnersbury West Ruislip
Subject: 6. Error codes on UTS gates You know when you put a ticket through a barrier on the Underground and "Seek Assistance" comes up on the display. Well, if you look on the left- hand side of the display unit when that happens, you'll see a two- digit code which the member of staff uses to work out what's wrong with your ticket. Note: On the newer gates, the code is displayed on the main barrier head and can, afaik, be seen from either side just by looking underneath the "Seek Assistance". This also applies to the Mark III and Mark IV gates but not, for some reason, to the far-left set of Mark IV gates (the Prestige ones). And now, here's the complete list of codes and their meanings, courtesy of an LUL employee who wishes to remain anonymous. 00 - Valid Ticket 01 - UTS Gate Fault (Invalid Tables) 02 - Wrong Type/Direction of use for this type of ticket 03 - BR only - no LUL validity 04 - UTS Gate Fault (Check Table Error) 05 - Technician signed onto machine 06 - Test Ticket 07 - Code Unreadable (Usually when ticket is upside down) 08 - Recoding Error 09 - Ticket Damaged 10 - Carnet Validated (Carnet Validator Only) 11 - Out of Date 12 - Not Valid Now (e.g.. OPTC before 0930, Freedom pass before 0900) 13 - Additional Fare Payable 14 - Not Valid, and is not excessable 15 - No onward validity 16 - Pass at Invalid station 17 - Excess/platform ticket at wrong station 18 - Station Permit at wrong station 19 - Start Date in future (20 - Spare) 21 - Ticket already used for entry 22 - Ticket already used for exit 23 - Carnet not validated on entry (24-30 - Spare) 31 - Invalid From OSI 32 - Invalid Into OSI 33 - Illogical Interchange through gates [1] (34-40 - Spare) 41 - Ticket used three times in quick succession at same station (entry-exit-entry or exit-entry-exit or purchase-entry-exit) 42 - Double use in one direction (43-50 - Spare) 51 - Already used for 1 journey (single) or 2 journeys (return) 52 - Pass Reported Lost or Stolen [2] 53 - Permit Reported Lost or Stolen [2] 54 - Possible Dumbbell (55-60 - Spare) 61 - Too long spent making interchange 62 - Too long spent on journey (carnets only) 63 - Too long on platform (platform tickets only) 64 - Too long on excess (Fare-Paid tickets only) 65 - Entry time exceeded on platform ticket (66-72 - Spare) 73 - Ticket given back for possible emergency use (e.g.. substitute bus service) and is not valid at this station (74-81 - Spare) 82 + 83 - Illogical Use of Ticket (84-89 - Spare) 90 - Gates set to reject this ticket type (normally child-lock) (91-98 - Spare) 99 - UTS Gate Fault (Check Time-out) If I've missed any, please let us know. These codes come into four catagories : (1) - Those in everyday use - 00, 03, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, 41, 42, 51, 90 (2) - Those used often in the city, but not on SA's list - 10, 23, (3) - Others on the SA's list - 02, 05, 06, 16, 17, 18, 19, 33, 52*, 53*, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 73, 82, 83, (4) - Only in technical material - 01, 04, 14, 15, 31, 32, 54*, 99 (*) - Not Used - 20, 24-30, 34-40, 43-50, 55-60, 66-72, 74-81, 84-89, 91-98 NB: The software for this was very unreliable, and so has not happened for years (if ever, if I'm understanding the situation correctly). Affects those with *. [1] #33 is when, say you exit through Monument station and re-enter at Tower Hill. The interchange is illogical, so won't accept your ticket. [2] Pass is things like Staff/Dependant/Retired passes. Permits are things like Freedom Passes. Both can be intercepted if reported lost or stolen (retained by machine, machine closes awaiting staff assistance. Code remains for staff to decipher) Note: RCI = Revenue Control Inspector, PFN = Penalty Fare, SA = Station Assistant, RCM = Revenue Control Manager(?) NB: The above codes also apply on National Railways barriers, which are virtually identical to the LU ones.
Subject: 8. London Underground Facts and Figures Average Train Speeds: Average scheduled train speed (including station stops) 33 kmh (20.6 mph) Depots: The main depots on each Underground Line are: Bakerloo Stonebridge Park Central West Ruislip/Hainault District [1] Ealing Common/Upminster East London New Cross Hammersmith & City and Circle Hammersmith Jubilee Stratford Market Metropolitan Neasden Northern Golders Green/Morden Piccadilly Northfields/Cockfosters Victoria Northumberland Park Waterloo & City Waterloo [1] The Wimbledon - Edgware Road District Line service operates from Hammersmith depot as it uses the same stock as the H&C and Circle Lines. Other depots/sidings: Bakerloo Queen's Park London Road, Lambeth Elephant & Castle Harrow & Wealdstone Central White City Loughton Northolt Newbury Park Epping District Parsons Green Barking Ealing Broadway Putney Bridge Whitechapel Hammersmith & City and Circle Barking Edgware Road Farringdon Parsons Green Triangle Sidings (between Earl's Court & High St Kensington) Jubilee Stanmore Neasden Willesden Green Wembley Park West Hampstead Metropolitan Uxbridge Amersham Rickmansworth Wembley Park Ruislip Rayners Lane Northern Highgate Edgware High Barnet Piccadilly Acton Town Ruislip Down Street Acton Town Rayners Lane Arnos Grove South Harrow Victoria Walthamstow Central Brixton Victoria Depths: Maximum depth below mean sea level Northern Line, just south of Waterloo station 21.3m (70ft) Maximum depths below ground level Deep-level tube lines Northern Line, Holly Bush Hill, Hampstead 67.4m (221ft) Sub-surface cut & cover lines East London Line, Wapping 18.29m (60ft) Average depths below ground level Deep level tube lines 24.4m (80ft) Sub-surface cut & cover lines 7.3m (24ft) Deepest station Hampstead 58.5m (192ft) below ground level Distances: Most distant places served Approximate distances from central London km miles (north) Epping 29 18 (south) Morden 16 10 (east) Upminster 29 18 (west) Amersham 43 27 Length of route run over 392 km (243 miles) Length of route owned/managed km miles Single lines 14 9 Double lines 342 213 Triple lines 5 3 Quadruple lines & over 30 19 Totals 391 244 Length of route in tunnel sub-surface cut & cover 32 20 deep level tube 139 86 Totals 171 106 Proportion of total route in tunnel 42% [Editors Note: The above figures are taken directly from the London Transport website. Please direct any errors in their direction.] Longest continuous tunnel Northern Line, East Finchley to Morden (via Bank) 27.8km (17.4 miles) Longest journey without change Central Line, West Ruislip to Epping 54.9km (34.3 miles) Longest distance between stations Metropolitan Line, Chesham to Chalfont & Latimer 6.26km (3.91 miles) Shortest distance between stations Piccadilly Line, Leicester Square to Covent Garden 0.26km (0.16 miles) Electricity Supply: Number of traction substations 115 Substations output voltage 630v DC Nominal track voltage 630v DC On sections served exclusively by London Underground trains, this is usually: Centre Conductor : -210v Outside Conductor : +420v On sections shared with Railtrack 3rd rail stock, the fourth rail is bonded to the running rails and is, therefore, at 0v, with the outside conductor rail at +630v. Elevation: Highest point above mean sea level Metropolitan Line, beyond Amersham Station 150m (492ft) Highest station above mean sea level Amersham 147m (482ft) Greatest elevation from ground level Northern Line, Dollis Brook viaduct, over Dollis Road, Mill Hill 18m (59ft) Escalators: Number of escalators 303 (417 with Jubilee Line Extension) Station with the most escalators: Bank 15 (plus two sloped moving walkways) Longest escalator: Angel 60m (197ft) with a vertical rise of 27.5m (90ft) Shortest escalator: Chancery Lane Station, 9.1m (30ft) with a vertical rise of 4.6m (15ft) Lifts: Number of lifts: 64 Deepest lift shaft: Hampstead 55.2m (181ft) Shortest lift shaft: Chalk Farm 9.3m (30.5ft) Lines: Bakerloo The Bakerloo Line is 22.5 km (14 miles) in length and serves 25 stations between Elephant and Castle & Harrow and Wealdstone. The line carried 84 million passengers in 1996. Central The Central Line is 74 km (46 miles) in length and serves 49 stations between Ealing Broadway or West Ruislip and Woodford (via Hainault) or Epping. The line carried 156 million passengers in 1996. Circle Circle Line trains run over a combination of the central sections of the Hammersmith & City and District Lines. The line is 21 km (13 miles) in length and serves 27 stations, connecting most of London's main line railway termini. The line carried 67 million passengers in 1996. District The District Line is 64 km (40 miles) in length and serves 60 stations between Upminster and Ealing Broadway, Richmond or Wimbledon, with other branches to Edgware Road and Olympia. The line carried 181 million passengers in 1996. East London The East London Line is eight km (five miles) in length and serves seven stations (eight in peak periods) between Whitechapel (Shoreditch in peak periods and on Sunday mornings) and New Cross or New Cross Gate. Hammersmith & City The Hammersmith & City Line is 26.5km (16.5 miles) in length, and serves 28 stations between Hammersmith and Barking. The line carried 43 million passengers in 1996. Jubilee The Jubilee Line is 22.5 km (14 miles) in length and serves 17 stations between Stanmore and Charing Cross. A 16 km (ten-mile) extension from Green Park to Stratford is currently under construction and is due to open in 1999, increasing the number of stations served to 27. Once the extension opens, the line between Green Park and Charing Cross will be semi-retired for emergency use and special events only. The line carried 59 million passengers in 1996. Metropolitan The Metropolitan Line is 67 km (42 miles) in length and serves 34 stations between Aldgate and Amersham, with branches to Chesham, Watford and Uxbridge. The line carried 54 million passengers in 1996. This is the only Underground line with Local, Semi-Fast and Fast trains. Northern The Northern Line is 58 km (36 miles) in length and runs between Morden and Edgware, Mill Hill East or High Barnet, with two central London branches via Bank or Charing Cross. The line carried 184 million passengers in 1996. Piccadilly The Piccadilly Line is 71 km (44.4 miles) in length and serves 52 stations between Cockfosters and Heathrow or Uxbridge. The line carried 174 million passengers in 1996. Victoria The Victoria Line is 21 km (13.1 miles) in length and serves 16 stations between Walthamstow Central and Brixton. The line carried 174 million passengers in 1996. Waterloo & City The Waterloo & City Line is 2.25 km (1.4 miles) in length and links Waterloo and Bank, with no intermediate stations. The line became the responsibility of London Underground in 1994. The line carried 12 million passengers in 1996. Passengers: Passenger journeys in 1995/96 784 million Passenger kilometres in 1995/96 6,337 million Pumps: Number of drainage pumps 700 pumps at 400 sites Rolling Stock: Number of cars in the fleet 3,988 Surface stock 1,179 Tube stock 2,809 Stations: Served 267 Managed 246 Busiest stations (passengers starting/ending journeys or changing between lines) Victoria 86 million Oxford Circus 85 million King's Cross St. Pancras 69 million Liverpool Street 44 million Baker Street 43 million Stations with the most platforms: Baker Street 10 4 Metropolitan Line (1-4) 2 Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines (5/6) 2 Bakerloo Line (7/8) 2 Jubilee Line (9/10) Bank/Monument 10 2 District and Circle Lines (1/2) 2 Northern Line (3/4) 2 Central Line (5/6) 2 Waterloo & City (7/8) 2 Docklands Light Railway (9/10) Station Car Parks Number of stations with car parks 65 Car parking spaces 11,400 Largest car park, Epping 599 spaces
Subject: 9. Underground and National Railways Station Car Parks The following is a list of London Underground and National Railways stations with Car Parks: Abbey Wood (NR Connex) Amersham (LU Metropolitan Line, NR Chiltern Railways) Arnos Grove (LU Piccadilly Line) Barkingside (LU Central Line) Barnehurst (NR Connex) Beckenham Hill (NR Connex) Beckenham Junction (NR Connex) Belmont (NR Connex) Berrylands (NR SWT) Bexley (NR Connex) Bexleyheath (NR Connex) Bickley (NR Connex) Blackhorse Road (LU Victoria Line, NR Silverlink [Barking-Gospel Oak]) Bromley North (NR Connex) Buckhurst Hill (LU Central Line) Bush Hill Park (LU WAGN) Canons Park (LU Jubilee Line) Carshalton (NR Connex) Chalfont & Latimer (LU Metropolitan Line, NR Chiltern Railways) Cheam (NR Connex) Chelsfield (NR Connex) Chesham (LU Metropolitan Line) Chessington North (NR SWT) Chessington South (NR SWT) Chingford (NR WAGN) Chislehurst (NR Connex) Chiswick (NR SWT) Chorleywood (LU Metropolitan Line, NR Chiltern Railways) Cockfosters (LU Piccadilly Line) Colindale (LU Northern Line) Coulsdon South (NR Connex) Crayford (NR Connex) Croxley (LU Metropolitan Line) Crystal Palace (NR Connex) Dagenham Dock (NR c2c) Debden (LU Central Line) Eastcote (LU Piccadilly & Metropolitan Lines) East Finchley (LU Northern Line) Edgware (LU Northern Line) Elmers End (NR Connex) Elmstead Woods (NR Connex) Elstree & Borehamwood (NR Thameslink) Eltham (NR Connex) Enfield Chase NR WAGN) Epping (LU Central Line) Fairlop (LU Central Line) Feltham (NR SWT) Finchley Central (LU Northern Line) Forest Hill (NR Connex) Gidea Park (NR Great Eastern) Gordon Hill (NR WAGN) Grange Park (NR WAGN) Greenford (LU Central Line, NR Thames Trains) Hainault (LU Central Line) Hackbridge (NR Connex) Hampton Court (NR SWT) Harold Wood (NR Great Eastern) Harrow & Wealdstone (LU Bakerloo Line, NR Silverlink & Connex) Harrow-on-the-Hill (LU Metropolitan Line, NR Chiltern Railways) Hatch End (NR Silverlink) Hatton Cross (LU Piccadilly Line) Haydons Road (NR Thameslink, Connex) Hayes (NR Connex) Hayes & Harlington (NR Thames Trains) Hendon (NR Thameslink) High Barnet (LU Northern Line) Highams Park (NR WAGN) Highgate (LU Northern Line) Hillingdon (LU Piccadilly & Metropolitan Lines) Hornchurch (LU District Line) Hounslow (NR SWT) Hounslow West (LU Piccadilly Line) Ickenham (LU Piccadilly & Metropolitan Lines) Isleworth (NR SWT) Kenley (NR Connex) Kensington Olympia (LU District Line, NR Connex & Silverlink) Kidbrooke (NR Connex) Knockholt (NR Connex) Lee (NR Connex) Lewisham (NR Connex) Leyton (LU Central Line) Leytonstone (LU Central Line) London Euston (LU Victoria & Northern Lines, NR Virgin Trains, Silverlink, First North Western & Scotrail) London Kings Cross (LU Piccadilly, Northern, Victoria, Circle, Hammersmith and City & Metropolitan Lines, NR GNER & WAGN) London Paddington (LU Bakerloo, Circle, District & Hammersmith and City Lines, NR Thames Trains, Virgin Trains and Great Western, Heathrow Express) London St Pancras (LU Piccadilly, Northern, Victoria, Circle, Hammersmith and City & Metropolitan Lines, NR Midland Mainline) London Victoria (LU Circle, District & Victoria Lines, NR Connex and Gatwick Express) London Waterloo (LU Bakerloo, Northern & Waterloo and City Lines, NR Connex and SWT, Eurostar) Loughton (LU Central Line) Malden Manor (NR SWT) Mill Hill Broadway (NR Thameslink) Mill Hill East (LU Northern Line) Mitcham Junction (NR Connex & Thameslink) Moor Park (LU Metropolitan Line) Morden (LU Northern Line) Mortlake (NR SWT) Mottingham (NR Connex) New Barnet (NR WAGN) Newbury Park (LU Central Line) Norbiton (NR SWT) Norbury (NR Connex) North Ealing (LU Piccadilly Line) Northwood (LU Metropolitan Line) Oakwood (LU Piccadilly Line) Orpington (NR Connex) Osterley (LU Piccadilly Line) Palmers Green (NR WAGN) Perivale (LU Central Line) Petts Wood (NR Connex) Pinner (LU Metropolitan Line) Purley (NR Connex) Purley Oaks (NR Connex) Queensbury (LU Jubilee Line) Rainham (NR c2c) Rayners Lane (LU Piccadilly & Metropolitan Lines) Redbridge (LU Central Line) Richmond (LU District Line, NR Silverlink Metro & SWT) Rickmansworth (LU Metropolitan Line, NR Chiltern Railways) Ruislip (LU Piccadilly & Metropolitan Lines) Ruislip Gardens (LU Central Line) St Mary Cray (NR Connex) Sanderstead (NR Connex) Shortlands (NR Connex) Sidcup (NR Connex) Slade Green (NR Connex) Smitham (NR Connex) Snaresbrook (LU Central Line) South Croydon (NR Connex) South Harrow (LU Piccadilly Line) South Ruislip (LU Central Line, NR Chiltern Railways) South Woodford (LU Central Line) Stanmore (LU Jubilee Line) Streatham Common (NR Connex) Sudbury Town (LU Piccadilly Line) Sundridge Park (NR Connex) Surbiton (NR SWT) Sutton (NR Connex & Thameslink) Sydenham (NR Connex) Sydenham Hill (NR Connex) Teddington (NR SWT) Theydon Bois (LU Central Line) Tolworth (NR SWT) Tottenham Hale (LU Victoria Line, NR WAGN) Totteridge & Whetston (LU Northern Line) Twickenham (NR SWT) Upminster (LU District Line, NR Great Eastern & c2c) Wallington (NR Connex) Walthamstow Central (LU Victoria Line, NR WAGN) Wandsworth Common (NR Connex) Wanstead (LU Central Line) Watford (LU Metropolitan Line) Welling (NR Connex) Wembley Park (LU Metropolitan & Jubilee Lines) West Drayton (NR Thames Trains) West Ruislip (LU Central Line & NR Chiltern Railways) West Wickham (NR Connex) Wimbledon (LU District Line, NR SWT & Thameslink) Woodford (LU Central Line) Woodside Park (LU Northern Line) Woolwich Arsenal (NR Connex) Worcester Park (NR SWT)
Subject: 9. Tube and Surface Lines There are two distinct types of train on the London Underground: the larger surface stock operating in the original cut-and-cover construction twin-track tunnels on the Circle, District, East London, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines; and the smaller tube stock running in the single-track deep-level tunnels on the Bakerloo, Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria and Waterloo & City Lines. Tube gauge cars are 750mm (2 ft 6 in) lower in height than surface stock, with a floor height above rail level of 610mm (2 ft) compared with 980mm (3 ft 3 in) on surface stock. Almost all Underground trains are made up of two units consisting of three or four cars permanently coupled together. Common to all the lines on the London Underground is both the gauge of the tracks, which is the standard 1,432mm (4 ft 8.5 in), and the electric supply system, 630 volts dc (direct current) with separate positive and negative rails. Bakerloo Tube Refurbished 1972 Mk II Tube Stock Central Tube 1992 Tube Stock Circle Surface Refurbished C69/77 stock District (Main Service) Surface D78 stock District (Wimbleware) Surface Refurbished C69/77 stock East London Surface Refurbished A60/62 stock Hammersmith & City Surface Refurbished C69/77 stock Jubilee Tube 1996 Tube Stock Metropolitan Surface Refurbished A60/62 stock Northern Tube 1959/62 & 1995 Tube Stock Piccadilly Tube Refurbished 1973 Tube Stock Victoria Tube Refurbished 1967 Tube Stock [1] Waterloo & City Tube 1992 Tube Stock [1] Also includes some converted 1972 Mk II units.
Subject: 10. Closed Underground Stations This section only covers those stations that can still be seen from passing trains. St. Mary's (Whitechapel Road) : District/Hammersmith & City between Aldgate East and Whitechapel. Accompanied by a curve connecting to the East London Line between Whitechapel & Shadwell. (Look on your *left* if you're travelling facing the direction of travel between Shadwell and Whitechapel, or on your *right* if you're facing the direction of travel between Aldgate East and Whitechapel). Tower Hill/Mark Lane : District/Circle Line just past the present Tower Hill in the direction of Monument. Look on the right as you're leaving the station (or left if you're travelling towards Tower Hill) and you should be able to see the stairs leading up from the Eastbound platform. Westbound trains run through the Westbound platform at Mark Lane as they've turned the original westbound line at the current Tower Hill into an island platform with the original line being used for terminating trains. The current station is on the site of the original, temporary, terminus at Tower of London. British Museum : Just to the west of Holborn on the Central Line. British Museum was closed when the interchange with the Piccadilly Line was opened in 1933. King's Cross : Just to the east of the present Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan Line station. The station was relocated in March 1941 to improve the interchange with the tube lines (at that time the Northern and Piccadilly). Thameslink services still serve the platforms on the Widened Lines just the other side of the wall behind the old westbound platform. Brompton Road : Between South Kensington and Knightsbridge on the Piccadilly. Down Street : Between Hyde Park Corner and Green Park on the Piccadilly Line. York Road : Between King's X St. Pancras and Caledonian Road on the Piccadilly. South Kentish Town : Between Kentish Town and Camden Town on the Northern Line. City Road : Between Angel and Old Street on the Northern Line. Lord's, Marlborough Road & Swiss Cottage : On the Metropolitan Line between Baker Street and Finchley Road. Lord's & Marlborough Road Closed on 19 Nov 1939, with Swiss Cottage closing on 17 Aug 1940. The replacement stations of St. John's Wood and Swiss Cottage (Jubilee) opened on 20 Nov 1939, along with the rest of the Bakerloo Line (now Jubilee) branch from Baker Street to Wembley Park which then took over the Metropolitan Line branch from there to Stanmore (except for a peak hours only service between Rayners Lane and Aldgate, calling at all intermediate stations, which ran until 07 Dec 1940). Preston Road : On the Metropolitan Line slightly east of the modern station. Westbourne Park : On the Hammersmith and City Line, slightly west of the modern station. Wood Lane : On the Central Line, slightly east of White City. White City : On the Hammersmith & City Line between Shepherd's Bush and Latimer Road. Close to Wood Lane (Central Line). Shepherds Bush : On the Hammersmith & City Line between Shepherd's Bush and Goldhawk Road. Hammersmith : On the Hammersmith & City Line just north of the modern terminus. Closed when the new terminus opened in 1868. South Harrow : On the Piccadilly Line, slightly to the south of the modern station. Park Royal & Twyford Abbey : On the Piccadilly Line between Park Royal and Alperton. Osterley & Spring Grove : On the Piccadilly Line just north of Osterley.
Subject: 11. Underground and National Railways Safety [Source: The uk.railway FAQ (www.railinfo.freeserve.co.uk/faq/)] You should never touch the third rail or an overhead lines. Contact with the live rail or overhead line will result in severe burns or death. It is theoretically possible to stand on the third rail, as long as no part of your body provides a earth by touching the ground or another object. However do NOT try this out at home! Anything in contact with the third rail is also dangerous for example a puddle. You always assume that the third rail and overhead lines are live at all times. Live rails are very unsafe. A few years ago a set of regulations called the Electricity at Work Regulations came into force. They state, amongst many other things, that all live conductors must be insulated at all times. Exceptions to these regulations have to be issued individually by the Health and Safety Executive. The last time I checked up there were only three exceptions to these regulations, one of them for live rails on the railways. The fact that there are so few exceptions indicates how dangerous live conductors are. It is not possible to install a new live rail system in the UK, unless it is insulated. It is however permissible to extend an existing system, for example lines to Chester and Weymouth. An example of this is in Newcastle. This used to have lines electrified with third rails which were removed in the 1960s. It was not possible to equip the Metro with a third rail system when that was introduced in the 1980s. The live rails had been removed and could not be put back. Overhead wires are generally at 25kV so you will be electrocuted if you stand closer than whatever the flashover distance is. This is why rolling stock has an orange line painted on, it is not safe to move higher than this line while under OLE. To make it clear never, never touch any third or fourth rail or overhead lines at any time.
Subject: 12. Travel Information Details of weekend engineering works on London Underground are posted to the group as soon as I receive them from London Transport. This information is also available on the Ceefax/Teletext Travel Information Pages and from a mailing list, details of which are on the LT website. Current train running information for South East England can be found on Ceefax (the BBC teletext service) page 433. Current LT travel information can be found on Ceefax page 436 or Teletext on 3 (Carlton Area) page 194. Details of Rail Weekend Engineering works can be found on Ceefax on BBC2 page 491. For the latest travel information for the London area ring LT Travelcheck on 020 7222 1234. For train running information, ring anyone *except* National Enquiries ;) Most of the Train Operating Companies have their own enquiry line, which should be given in the timetable booklet, and you should ring this before you even think about ringing NRES as anyone in uk.railway will confirm. In the unlikely event of you wishing to ring NRES, the number is 0845 748 4950. If you want to know the fare(s) and routeing for any journey involving more than one change of train (and even that's pushing it at times for NRES <g>) post your query in uk.railway and you'll get the right answer quicker. If you must phone NRES then ring at *least* three times, preferably more, and take the average of the fares. In the unlikely event that all three operators agree, you should have the right information. ;) Alternatively, use my web travel information request form at <http://www.salterg.demon.co.uk/ukrail/railinfo.html>. London Transport have their own Travel Information Service on 020 7222 1234, and they're usually very good at answering any LT related questions. They also run Travel Information Centres at the following Underground Stations: Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Liverpool Street, Heathrow T1,2,3, King's X St. Pancras, St. James' Park (includes a shop) And additionally at the following locations: Heathrow Airport Terminals 1,2 and 4 Euston BR Station Victoria BR Station Hammersmith Bus Station West Croydon Bus Station Hounslow Travel Centre London Transport travel information and ticket sales are also available at the Hotel and Visitor Centre at Heathrow Terminal 3, and at the Visitor Centre at Waterloo International Railway Station (Arrivals). For current road information see Page 193 on Teletext on 3 or ring one of the following numbers[1]: Dial 0900 340 11 then: National Motorways: 10 West Country: 11 Wales: 12 Midlands: 13 East Anglia: 14 North West England: 15 North East England: 16 Scotland: 17 Northern Ireland: 18 London - area within M25: 22 Beds/Berks/Bucks/Essex/Herts/Oxon: 23 Hants/Kent/Surrey/Sussex: 25 M25 Orbital and Link Roads: 27 [1] Information supplied by AA Roadwatch. Calls are charged at 50p per minute at all times.
Subject: 13. Useful Websites The following is a list of websites that you may, or may not, find useful. It includes all of the websites mentioned in the text and some extra ones that I have found useful: <http://www.londontransport.co.uk/> : Official LT website <http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/> : Official London Transport Museum site <http://www.adobe.co.uk/> : Home of Adobe Acrobat <http://www.dlr.co.uk/> : Official Docklands Light Railway website <http://www.jle.lul.co.uk/> : Official Jubilee Line Extension website <http://www.railtrack.co.uk> : Official Railtrack website <http://bahn.hafas.de/> : Online rail journey planner <http://www.railtrack.co.uk/travel/> : Railtrack journey planner <http://www.railinfo.freeserve.co.uk/>: UK Railway Information <http://www.railinfo.freeserve.co.uk/faq/> : uk.railway FAQ <http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/> : Clive's UndergrounD Line Guides <http://www.thetrainline.co.uk/> : Online Rail Ticket Booking <http://www.nationalexpress.co.uk/> : Online Coach Ticket Booking <http://www.salterg.demon.co.uk/ukrail/railinfo.html> : Travel info
Subject: 14. Acknowledgements Information in the "Facts and Figures" sections is generally taken from the web sites of the companies concerned although there may be some additions or changes where appropriate. LUL Ticket Gate codes information supplied by SARNS.
Subject: 15. Copyright Copyright (c) 1998-99 by Barry Salter, all rights reserved. This FAQ may be posted to any USENET newsgroup, on-line service, web site, or BBS as long as it is posted in its entirety and includes this copyright statement. This FAQ may be distributed as class material on diskette or CD-ROM as long as there is no charge (except to cover materials). This FAQ may not be distributed for financial gain. This FAQ may not be included in commercial collections or compilations without express permission from the author.
Subject: 16. HELP! (-: Remember that this is *your* FAQ and will only grow based on your suggestions & FAQs <g>. If I've made a mistake (heaven forbid - Ed) or you want to make a suggestion then please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail to the address at the top of the FAQ.
Subject: 17. Information Proposed changes to this or any other uk.* newsgroup are published in uk.net.news.announce, a moderated, low traffic newsgroup, which you are recommended to subscribe to. Details of elections to the UK Usenet Committee, which normally start in September of each year, are also found there. UKVoting is a group of independent votetakers who count votes on behalf of the uk.* hierarchy and other 3rd parties. The rules under which votes for the uk.* hierarchy are taken are posted regularly to uk.net.news.announce or can be found at the following URL: ftp://sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/news-info/news.answers/uk/voting The UKVoting web pages can be found at http://www.ukvoting.org.uk/ ------------------------------ -- Barry Salter, utlfaq-admin@salterg.demon.co.uk uk.transport.london FAQ Maintainer

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