TfL s having a party, so bring your booze books and your char-ming selves down to your local Underground station if it s on the Central or Victoria line on the evening of August 19th.Yes, almost 12 months after it was originally supposed to get going, the 24-hour Tube service is actually going to creak into action.First to get the all-night treatment will be the Central and Victoria lines, with the Piccadilly, Jubilee and Northern to follow in the autumn.Pissed-up boozehounds will be able to catch six trains per hour between 00.30 and 05.30 when the Friday and Saturday night service arrives, though this will be increased to eight per hour on the notoriously sardine-tin-like Northern line.I have made getting the Night Tube up and running a priority, and London Underground has now confirmed that services on the first two lines will launch on 19 August, said new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.The Night Tube is absolutely vital to my plans to support and grow London s night time economy - creating more jobs and opportunities for all Londoners.
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.
TfL s having a party, so bring your booze books and your char-ming selves down to your local Underground station if it s on the Central or Victoria line on the evening of August 19th.Yes, almost 12 months after it was originally supposed to get going, the 24-hour Tube service is actually going to creak into action.First to get the all-night treatment will be the Central and Victoria lines, with the Piccadilly, Jubilee and Northern to follow in the autumn.Pissed-up boozehounds will be able to catch six trains per hour between 00.30 and 05.30 when the Friday and Saturday night service arrives, though this will be increased to eight per hour on the notoriously sardine-tin-like Northern line.I have made getting the Night Tube up and running a priority, and London Underground has now confirmed that services on the first two lines will launch on 19 August, said new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.The Night Tube is absolutely vital to my plans to support and grow London s night time economy - creating more jobs and opportunities for all Londoners.
So taking the longview, since then London has exploded - hitting a population of around 9 million before WWII.Here s our pick of some of the ideas for keeping London moving that never got off the ground.When the London Passenger Transport Board the forerunner to TfL first took control of the lines in 1933, it was decided that a New Works Programme would knit together existing stations and extend the Tube network even further.Boris Proposed Road TunnelsImage Credit: TfLOf the numerous terrible legacies that Boris has left the capital, from stupid overheating buses, to stupid garden bridges and stupid cable cars, at least he was never able to get this plan into action.Though it might sound like a good idea - after all, Oslo has dug an extensive motorway network beneath it - the fatal flaw is that building roads merely induces demand.Though ludicrous, it perhaps isn t quite as insane as you might think: This was the era before airliners, when aircraft in general were much smaller.
So taking the longview, since then London has exploded - hitting a population of around 9 million before WWII.Here s our pick of some of the ideas for keeping London moving that never got off the ground.When the London Passenger Transport Board the forerunner to TfL first took control of the lines in 1933, it was decided that a New Works Programme would knit together existing stations and extend the Tube network even further.Boris Proposed Road TunnelsImage Credit: TfLOf the numerous terrible legacies that Boris has left the capital, from stupid overheating buses, to stupid garden bridges and stupid cable cars, at least he was never able to get this plan into action.Though it might sound like a good idea - after all, Oslo has dug an extensive motorway network beneath it - the fatal flaw is that building roads merely induces demand.Though ludicrous, it perhaps isn t quite as insane as you might think: This was the era before airliners, when aircraft in general were much smaller.
We have another one of those London Underground map reworking stories today, with this one assembled to show the tube lines that feature the highest concentrations of bacteria.Assembled by internet medical adviser Dr Edd, the Mind the Germs map charts the lab results of bacteria swabs taken from 60 surfaces inside the 10 busiest lines on the network.The results will astound you, or may at least have you pulling your jumper over your hand when pressing a door open button that's previously been mashed by thousands of unclean plague bearers.The results are charted in CFU/10 sq cm, with the CFU bit standing for colony-forming unit – a standard used to count active cells within a sample that can live and grow and therefore stand a chance of infecting people.Hence this chart of shame:Dr Ed explains that a concentration of 1,647 CFU/10 sq cm makes the Northern Line the winner at having bacteria and therefore the loser at being a clean place for humans to be transported around in, with the north/south artery containing an amazing 91.5 times more germs than the equivalent hand rails and posts of the Hammersmith & City line.
We have another one of those London Underground map reworking stories today, with this one assembled to show the tube lines that feature the highest concentrations of bacteria.Assembled by internet medical adviser Dr Edd, the Mind the Germs map charts the lab results of bacteria swabs taken from 60 surfaces inside the 10 busiest lines on the network.The results will astound you, or may at least have you pulling your jumper over your hand when pressing a door open button that's previously been mashed by thousands of unclean plague bearers.The results are charted in CFU/10 sq cm, with the CFU bit standing for colony-forming unit – a standard used to count active cells within a sample that can live and grow and therefore stand a chance of infecting people.Hence this chart of shame:Dr Ed explains that a concentration of 1,647 CFU/10 sq cm makes the Northern Line the winner at having bacteria and therefore the loser at being a clean place for humans to be transported around in, with the north/south artery containing an amazing 91.5 times more germs than the equivalent hand rails and posts of the Hammersmith & City line.
In a case of better late than never, the Night Tube is to finally be tested this weekend.Staff and engineers on the London Underground will run trains on the Victoria and Central lines over the nights of August 12-13, the International Business Times has reported.Transport for London sources told the publication that the trains would run without any passengers ahead of its formal launch in a week's time.The transport organisation later confirmed the tests will be taking place and they will be run across the Central and Victoria Lines.The long-delayed and controversial Night Tube is officially set to start running on August 19.London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the 24-hour service will start on the Central and Victoria lines, before being expanded later this year, shortly after he won leadership election.
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?
I was sitting on a packed Northern Line train in the London underground while a woman struggling to hold a large parcel stood in front of me - so I asked whether I could hold that package on my lap for her.As well as carrying packages for strangers in packed buses and trains, we will touch you, we will make eye contact, we will ask you questions that would be considered unthinkable if we have just met you in a social setting... the list goes on.Every time I shop at large retailers in Brazil I see people asking for and giving data everywhere, be it for loyalty cards, birthday discounts, prize draws...salespeople ask for my details and phone number when I buy a pair of shoes just in case something I might like is launched.Whenever I buy an intercity bus ticket, I am required to fill out a stub with my personal details, supposedly so that the bus company knows who to contact in case of an accident and also to identify that I have purchased travel insurance.This is supposed to be entered into a system, but I have seen ticket desk attendants simply tossing those details aside hundreds of times.We don t ask these questions to avoid being confrontational, to avoid wasting time, or because often times we don t think it matters all that much or even know what kind of value our data has.
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.
London s commuters were plunged into terror this week as a shadowy organisation attempted to turn decades of convention on its head by encouraging people to talk to one another.It s over 140 years since the capital s inhabitants first learned to keep their gobs shut on underground trains or face the prospect of social approbation and, possibly, asphyxiation.Even when travelling the whole soul-grinding length of the Northern Line, etiquette demands not even the slightest acknowledgement of anyone else in the carriage.Unless there's an actual bona fide air raid going on outside, in which case singing is permitted.Now as if the replacement of proper boozers with coffee shops, Apple s takeover of Battersea Power Station, and "Shoreditch" wasn t enough, someone has started distributing badges with the slogan Tube Chat?Together with the badges, the instigators of this ludicrous attempt to encourage loquacity amongst Londoners are distributing cards telling people they would benefit from a daily chat .
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.
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