Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Tube changes

Tube changes
Originally uploaded by MackenzieBlu
Here's one of my maps that I recently did showing two of the changes to the Tube network that in official plans. The Bakerloo re-extension back to Watford junction and the Circle Line being turned into a "T-cup" services, Basically it runs from hammersmith to Edgware Road via Wood Lane, Paddington, King's Cross, Victoria and the back to Edgware Road agin. This has a few issues including no direct train from the west side of the Circle to stations east of Edgware Road (I.E. Baker Street) But it will help keep the Circle Line more robust in times of service problems as well as doubling the frequency of the Hammersmith branch. Oh and if your wondering why the map looks so weird its because its the Tube network not the TfL transport network (what is currently on the Tube map).

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City)

Here's a picture of the new Wood Lane station thats due to be open later this year as part of the White City development. Just 200m away from White City station on the Central line. The idea is this will be the main SSL station access to the development. The line is expected to be doubled in terms of trains by adding the Circle line to the route to Hammersmith (, although it seems this might not happen now). Its also rumored that this station will see the S stock shortly as early as next year. Time will tell but its always good to see more development on the Tube.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Metronet News

It's been announced today that as of tuesday 27th May 2008 Metronet will officially be out of administration and be put into the hands of two new companies under TfL control. This is a positive move after last years events and will hopefully see the Tube upgrade progress ahead with out further delay which all Londoners want. Just so we know the two company names of the new TfL Tube maintenance are LUL Nominee BCV Limited and LUL Nominee SSL Limited, they will be still trading as Metronet Rail BCV and Metronet Rail SSL

For press release see