Anyone up for "Tube Relief 2006"?

For discussion of Tube Relief 2005 (NOW CLOSED)

If there were to be a "Tube Relief 2006" would you take part?

Definitely
17
47%
Probably
11
31%
Not Sure
4
11%
Probably Not
3
8%
No Way
1
3%
 
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Post by standclearofthedoors » 07 Mar 2006, 13:36

Somebody Actually LIVES in Chesham?
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Post by The JLE » 07 Mar 2006, 19:58

Just came back from London and all I can say is "MIND THE DELAYS"

Waited 35 minutes at Notting hill gate for a District train. I have seen 1 Circle line train Anticklockwise and that one was so extreem crowded that it really looked like a Tokyo express. :lol: I I wasn't able to board that train. Clockwise I have seen around 15 trains... al waiting at red signals and standing in tunnels for minutes.....

Saturday morning I tried to get to KX... Departed from Earls Court.... At Bayswater.. train cancelled due to technical error... At Great portland street a train infront of us wich couldn't operate at normal speeds....

I arrived at KX 20 minutes later then Planned. Lucky for me the Blue Pullman was still there :D
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Post by tubeguru » 07 Mar 2006, 20:38

Never use the Circle/District line between Earl's Court and Baker Street.

It's just stupid.
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Post by standclearofthedoors » 07 Mar 2006, 22:14

Especially not the District to Baker Street :P
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Post by Root » 08 Mar 2006, 00:22

standclearofthedoors wrote:Somebody Actually LIVES in Chesham?
Lol, yes, you can see my front door from the station. I practically live on the platform. And I can tell you, it's an arse having to change at Chalfont & Latimer AND Moor Park just to go see my gran in Pinner.

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Post by tubeguru » 08 Mar 2006, 13:19

Go and see her in the morning rush hour when they go direct ...
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Post by Root » 08 Mar 2006, 14:16

Alright, even though it means paying the peak cap and leaving at six in the morning.

That was just an example - I use the tube a lot and not just to visit my grandma. I'm very grateful to have the Underground serve Chesham, I don't know what I'd do without it. Probably move. I'm quite worried that it won't be too long before TFL starts thinking about axing Chesham, but that seems to be unfounded so far.

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Post by tubeguru » 08 Mar 2006, 14:22

I hope they don't axe it - it's my favourite station and the Met is my favourite line.

I use it every day too but down at the City end for getting home.
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Post by standclearofthedoors » 08 Mar 2006, 16:54

It's not the least used station in the network- Shoreditch is used less, as are the Stations between Hainault & Woodford- however I can't think of any other stations
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Post by Root » 08 Mar 2006, 19:14

tubeguru wrote:I hope they don't axe it - it's my favourite station and the Met is my favourite line.
I'm aware we haven't been on topic for a while, but I was just surprised that anyone could like the Metropolitan line best. The trains, especially the Chalfont shuttle, are old, smelly, vandalised and the ride is bumpy. I much prefer the more modern trains, but each to their own. It is nice not to have to be in tunnels the whole time, at least there's scenery.

As for it being your favourite station, I feel (strangely) slightly honoured that you think so highly of my little station. On the one hand, I love it too, the single track being very quaint, the garden is nice and the surroundings on the track to Chalfont are lovely, but it's an absolute pain in the backside having only one train every half an hour off-peak, and having to change at Chalfont for central london, as I said.

I just realised I described it as "my" station, so I must love it too :).

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Post by CrunchySaviour » 08 Mar 2006, 20:17

My favourite station is Farringdon. It has a very interesting layout.
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Post by standclearofthedoors » 08 Mar 2006, 21:10

Has to be Westminster for me (Been through the MPs entrance too!) but favourite Line is the Victoria
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Post by TheFatBuoy » 08 Mar 2006, 21:54

I love Westminster station because of the way the escalators going down to the Jubilee line are just in the middle of exposed concrete and all that, and not surrounded by false ceilings etc. It looks quite cool, sort of pseudo-futuristic.
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Post by Root » 09 Mar 2006, 00:14

TheFatBuoy wrote:I love Westminster station because of the way the escalators going down to the Jubilee line are just in the middle of exposed concrete and all that, and not surrounded by false ceilings etc. It looks quite cool, sort of pseudo-futuristic.
Oh, undoubtedly. It's my favourite too, followed by Southwark, also a very "pseudo-futuristic" station, although slightly more restrained one.
But I love going along the track at Wimbledon Park - gorgeous scenery.

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Post by CrunchySaviour » 09 Mar 2006, 09:10

And let's not forget Fairlop and that. In fact, most of the upper reaches of the Central line is in glorious countryside. Most refreshing!
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