London's Night Tube service will launch on 19 August, mayor Sadiq Khan has announced.The launch should reduce average night-time journeys by 20 minutes, according to Transport for London.To meet customer demand, Transport for London will run six trains per hour through central London on all Night Tube lines between 0030 and 0530.The RMT union is still in dispute over the running of the Night Tube, with general secretary Mick Cash saying there were "major unresolved issues" relating to the Tube's engineering workforce.The union agreed a deal for its drivers in March, but has been able to reach agreement on a package for maintenance staff.The mayor's office said around 200 part-time drivers were now taking part in a 14-week training scheme to run the Night Tube.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed when the next line will be joining London's Night Tube.BBC London reports that the Mayor has confirmed October 7th as the switch-on date for the Jubilee Line offering overnight services on Friday and Saturday nights.The Jubilee Line will join the Victoria and the Central Line, which began operating a night service a week ago, on the 19th August, and it will no doubt be good news for anyone attending events at the O2 arena, who would otherwise be approximately a billion miles from civilisation if they miss the last train.Transport for London's eventual plan is to also extend the service to the Cockfosters to Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly and the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line.If the Jubilee launch is anything like the first two lines, TfL will no doubt run the line overnight closed to passengers in the weeks leading up to October 7th to test signalling and staff are prepared for the different to normal circumstances.In the run-up to launch, we may also see modifications to other transport infrastructure to better link up with the new service - prior to the first launch, TfL adjusted a number of night bus services and installed new taxi ranks outside stations, to ensure that everyone can get home okay.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed when the next line will be joining London's Night Tube.BBC London reports that the Mayor has confirmed October 7th as the switch-on date for the Jubilee Line offering overnight services on Friday and Saturday nights.The Jubilee Line will join the Victoria and the Central Line, which began operating a night service a week ago, on the 19th August, and it will no doubt be good news for anyone attending events at the O2 arena, who would otherwise be approximately a billion miles from civilisation if they miss the last train.Transport for London's eventual plan is to also extend the service to the Cockfosters to Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly and the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line.If the Jubilee launch is anything like the first two lines, TfL will no doubt run the line overnight closed to passengers in the weeks leading up to October 7th to test signalling and staff are prepared for the different to normal circumstances.In the run-up to launch, we may also see modifications to other transport infrastructure to better link up with the new service - prior to the first launch, TfL adjusted a number of night bus services and installed new taxi ranks outside stations, to ensure that everyone can get home okay.
The Northern Line, which overseas readers may not realise links the south part of London with Manchester and Scotland, is the dirtiest and most disrespected of all London Underground links according to TfL.Transport for London's data on dirtying takes into account 2,316 incidents of vandalism and anti-social behaviour reported across the network, with 389 of those happening on the Northern Line.64 fights were reported -- some with station staff -- 52 problems were caused by drunk people, numerous cases of deposited vomit were discovered and several people set off the train alarms as some sort of stupid real-world banter trigger.The Jubilee Line was second baddest with 350 anti-social things being reported over the year.Anti-bad-things enforcement boss Steve Burton thinks this is a low enough ratio given how many people get shuffled through the system each day, saying: "The Tube network is a safe, low-crime environment with very few people ever experiencing or witnessing crime," adding that the goal is to eradicate all anti-social behaviour from the tube, as if we don't all turn into animals after a day of work and an evening of lager.Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
The Northern Line, which overseas readers may not realise links the south part of London with Manchester and Scotland, is the dirtiest and most disrespected of all London Underground links according to TfL.Transport for London's data on dirtying takes into account 2,316 incidents of vandalism and anti-social behaviour reported across the network, with 389 of those happening on the Northern Line.64 fights were reported -- some with station staff -- 52 problems were caused by drunk people, numerous cases of deposited vomit were discovered and several people set off the train alarms as some sort of stupid real-world banter trigger.The Jubilee Line was second baddest with 350 anti-social things being reported over the year.Anti-bad-things enforcement boss Steve Burton thinks this is a low enough ratio given how many people get shuffled through the system each day, saying: "The Tube network is a safe, low-crime environment with very few people ever experiencing or witnessing crime," adding that the goal is to eradicate all anti-social behaviour from the tube, as if we don't all turn into animals after a day of work and an evening of lager.Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
It appears that the Northern Line will be joining the London Underground's Friday and Saturday overnight "Night Tube" service in less than two months.The news comes courtesy of the BBC's Tom Edwards, who cites staff as his source for the claim - which has so far not been confirmed by Transport for London.NEW: Tube staff have been told Northern line night tube will start Friday 18th November.— Tom Edwards @BBCTomEdwards September 26, 2016 The same date was also mysteriously tweeted last night by uber-Tube nerd Geoff Marshall.This would mean that the Northern Line becomes the fourth line to begin overnight services at the weekend, following the launch of the Victoria and Central services on August 19th, and the Jubilee Line, which is scheduled to start on October 7th.
It appears that the Northern Line will be joining the London Underground's Friday and Saturday overnight "Night Tube" service in less than two months.The news comes courtesy of the BBC's Tom Edwards, who cites staff as his source for the claim - which has so far not been confirmed by Transport for London.NEW: Tube staff have been told Northern line night tube will start Friday 18th November.— Tom Edwards @BBCTomEdwards September 26, 2016 The same date was also mysteriously tweeted last night by uber-Tube nerd Geoff Marshall.This would mean that the Northern Line becomes the fourth line to begin overnight services at the weekend, following the launch of the Victoria and Central services on August 19th, and the Jubilee Line, which is scheduled to start on October 7th.
Since 2009 a band of Central London has been a maze of blue hoardings while a new railway is built beneath our feet.And because it is all out of sight, it's easy to forget just how much has already been finished.The tunnels are now complete and are being fitted out ready for trains - and the stations too are starting to look something like we should expect them to look when they open to the public in 2019.Earlier today Crossrail released its latest update video showing progress on what will, annoyingly, become known as the Elizabeth Line when it opens.It shows how engineers have got as far as installing the curved glass-fibre concrete panels that will be used on all of the new sets of platforms at the deep-level stations.In the video you can clearly see where the Jubilee line-style platform doors will go - and that the enormous construction site in Farringdon is starting to resemble something like a railway station.
Since 2009 a band of Central London has been a maze of blue hoardings while a new railway is built beneath our feet.And because it is all out of sight, it's easy to forget just how much has already been finished.The tunnels are now complete and are being fitted out ready for trains - and the stations too are starting to look something like we should expect them to look when they open to the public in 2019.Earlier today Crossrail released its latest update video showing progress on what will, annoyingly, become known as the Elizabeth Line when it opens.It shows how engineers have got as far as installing the curved glass-fibre concrete panels that will be used on all of the new sets of platforms at the deep-level stations.In the video you can clearly see where the Jubilee line-style platform doors will go - and that the enormous construction site in Farringdon is starting to resemble something like a railway station.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the Northern line will join the Night Tube on November 18th, confirming what Tube staff told the BBC's Tom Edwards last month.The service will run from High Barnet and Edgware to Morden via Charing Cross, and will be packed mainly with tourists and those headache-inducing theatre lovers that never seem to be in control of their hands or the volume of their speech.The Bank branch misses out on the Night Tube treatment, but there s no need to be glum.The 24-hour Jubilee line service is set to begin tonight, with the Piccadilly line set to join the fold later this year."There was a real buzz from when we launched the first Night Tube services in August, and I am delighted that the Jubilee Line services are now up and running," said Khan."Being from Tooting, I'm also really looking forward to the start of services on the Northern line next month."
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the Northern line will join the Night Tube on November 18th, confirming what Tube staff told the BBC's Tom Edwards last month.The service will run from High Barnet and Edgware to Morden via Charing Cross, and will be packed mainly with tourists and those headache-inducing theatre lovers that never seem to be in control of their hands or the volume of their speech.The Bank branch misses out on the Night Tube treatment, but there s no need to be glum.The 24-hour Jubilee line service is set to begin tonight, with the Piccadilly line set to join the fold later this year."There was a real buzz from when we launched the first Night Tube services in August, and I am delighted that the Jubilee Line services are now up and running," said Khan."Being from Tooting, I'm also really looking forward to the start of services on the Northern line next month."
The process appears to have taken an age, thanks to certain silly claims made by certain careless toffs, but the Night Tube finally feels like a real fixture of London.The Jubilee line gets the 24-hour treatment today, with the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line following suit next month.As this map shows, plenty of undergound stations have toilet facilities, but loads of people just don t know where they are.Scratch that actually, it d just end up being used for quickies.On a serious note, ridiculous toilet charges at certain stations need to go.Falling asleep on the Tube is an all-too-common problem for the capital s revellers, and louder announcements could help tackle that too.
The process appears to have taken an age, thanks to certain silly claims made by certain careless toffs, but the Night Tube finally feels like a real fixture of London.The Jubilee line gets the 24-hour treatment today, with the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line following suit next month.As this map shows, plenty of undergound stations have toilet facilities, but loads of people just don t know where they are.Scratch that actually, it d just end up being used for quickies.On a serious note, ridiculous toilet charges at certain stations need to go.Falling asleep on the Tube is an all-too-common problem for the capital s revellers, and louder announcements could help tackle that too.
The process appears to have taken an age, thanks to certain silly claims made by certain careless toffs, but the Night Tube finally feels like a real fixture of London.The Jubilee line gets the 24-hour treatment today, with the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line following suit next month.As this map shows, plenty of undergound stations have toilet facilities, but loads of people just don t know where they are.Scratch that actually, it d just end up being used for quickies.On a serious note, ridiculous toilet charges at certain stations need to go.Falling asleep on the Tube is an all-too-common problem for the capital s revellers, and louder announcements could help tackle that too.
The process appears to have taken an age, thanks to certain silly claims made by certain careless toffs, but the Night Tube finally feels like a real fixture of London.The Jubilee line gets the 24-hour treatment today, with the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line following suit next month.As this map shows, plenty of undergound stations have toilet facilities, but loads of people just don t know where they are.Scratch that actually, it d just end up being used for quickies.On a serious note, ridiculous toilet charges at certain stations need to go.Falling asleep on the Tube is an all-too-common problem for the capital s revellers, and louder announcements could help tackle that too.
DeepMind, an artificial intelligence firm that was acquired by Google in 2014 and is now under the Alphabet umbrella, has developed a computer than can refer to its own memory to learn facts and use that knowledge to answer questions.That s huge, because it means that future AI could respond to queries from humans without being taught every possible correct answer.DeepMind says its new AI model, called a differentiable neural computer DNC , can be fed with things like a family tree and a map of the London Underground network, and can answer complex questions about the relationships between items in those data structures.For example, you could get responses to questions like, Starting at Bond street, and taking the Central line in a direction one stop, the Circle line in a direction for four stops, and the Jubilee line in a direction for two stops, at what stop do you wind up?DeepMind says its DNC could also help you plan an efficient route from Moorgate to Piccadilly Circus.Similarly, it could understand and answer questions about the relationships between people from a large family, like, Who is Freya s maternal great uncle?
Since the Night Tube began in August, Transport for London has been slowly expanding the service out across the different lines.This weekend, the Northern Line s Charing Cross branch is getting the night owl treatment.Every Friday and Saturday evening from November 18, London s night time revelers will be able to catch a Night tube train on average every eight minutes between Morden and Camden Town and every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet/Edgware.However, there will be no service on the Mill Hill East and Bank branches, and there has been no word from TfL if the service will extend to these parts of the Northern line.The Night Tube began on August 19, two years after the initiative was first announced by TfL.Over 50,000 journeys were completed on the first evening of the Night Tube, which started on the Victoria and Central lines, before it was extended to the Jubilee Line at the start of October.
Londoners are repressed balls of emotion who keep their words and feelings locked up on their daily commute.This might sound better than abusing an actual person, but you just wait until the AI uprising of 2025.Anyway, TFL's bot is designed to answer questions about London's transport systems.And actually, it's not bad.Asking it "how's the Jubilee line today" got the answer "The Jubilee line has a good service.Happy travels" which feels both informative and polite.
London's transport authority has revealed a plan for a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Thames, and this one's free from controversial celebrity endorsement, private money and locked gates at night.Transport for London wants to link Rotherhithe, in a fairly inaccessible nook south of the river, to the glossy new bit of Canary Wharf, via a bikes and pedestrians bridge, making it simple for businessmen to power to work in the neo city on their bikes without humping their ride down into the Jubilee Line platforms.Plans are currently only at the launch-of-a-consultation stage, with TfL having seemingly decided that a bridge is a better option for a crossing than ramping up local ferry services or digging a scary and expensive tunnel, with three crossing locations and angles under consideration -- and the option that a low level opening and closing bridge could be built.Which would be exciting, as everyone loves a moving bridge.There's an entire fact sheet [PDF] about possible bridge hinge mechanisms and lifts that could be used, if you're into your budding infrastructure.
A teenager was strangled and forced to apologise for being gay during a homophobic hate crime assault in London, police have said.British Transport Police (BTP) have released images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, which happened on October 21, at about 11.10pm.One of the victim’s friends, a 25-year-old woman, was also punched and pushed to the ground during the assault, police said.Police said the 19-year-old victim was travelling on a westbound Jubilee line train between West Ham and North Greenwich with his friends when the assault took place.He and his friends were dressed in fancy dress for an event they were going to when two men boarded the train at West Ham and became verbally abusive.Police said the offenders used homophobic language and became aggressive when challenged.
More

Top