Tuesday, 12 February 2008

February Board Papers: Miscellaneous notes

I've already posted separately about ELL Phase 2, the Southern franchise takeover and Shepherd's Bush Overground but there are a lot of other things worth noting:

  • Another follow-on order for new London Overground Electrostars is planned for this month.
  • Roll out of Oyster PAYG to the whole London rail network is still pencilled in for next January.
  • The renaming of Shepherd's Bush (H&C) to Shepherd's Bush Market will happen when Shepherd's Bush (Central Line) reopens, not when Wood Lane opens (which may be earlier) as previously announced. There's likely only weeks in it.
  • The King's Cross St Pancras tmporary tunnel is known as the 'Hockey stick'.
  • Royal assent for the Crossrail Bill is expected by the end of July. A Lords committee will consider petitions from 19 Feb until mid May.
  • Purchase time at tube ticket machines is down to "0.28 minutes".
  • The East London Line officially ceased to be a London Underground line on 22 January, when they finished clearing their things and handed it over to contractors.
  • Replacement signalling (and ultimately Automatic Train Operation) is due on the Jubilee and Northern Lines by December 2009 and September 2011 respectively, with the first part of the Jubilee commissioned this October.
  • A tender for new Piccadilly Line trains has just been issued.
  • The first S-Stock train is due for delivery for testing in January 2009.
  • The first new DLR train was delivered on 22 December. The whole first 'Woolwich Arsenal' batch is due in service by September, with a follow-on 'Olympic' batch coming next.
  • They're still deciding how to progress the Cross River Tram scheme.
  • They're pressing on with Greenwich Waterfront Transit and East London Transit, and are due to start October 2009 and July 2011 respectively,
You can read more in the board papers PDF.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Always interesting to read your updates. I thought the following points were also interesting:

- The new Electrostar trains are on a lease agreement (they were initially to be bought outright by TfL). TfL can either aquire outright or return them in 2027.

- LU initially specified "train gangways" for the new Piccadilly stock. This requirement has now been removed.

D-Notice said...

I found it interesting that they've decided on a route for the Dagenham Dock DLR extension: the first option in the consultation leaflets.

Anonymous said...

a key concern of the Polish community is the purpose for which their personal details will be used if they register their Oystercard

They evidently remember Communism then.

Nicey said...

Very inetersting ......