New Crossrail / Elizabeth line tube map released

Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    I'm never going to call it the bloody Elizabeth line!


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  2. Clapton Ultras will be able to get to the Spotted Dog quicker now from Hoxton.
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  3. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    What do you call the Victoria line?
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  4. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    This is going to be one of the "real Londoner" tests going forward.
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  5. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    why abbey wood tho?? :D
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  6. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Handy place to turn back trains for serving the goldmine of Canary Wharf , and also as a very late apology for not building the Fleet Line to Thamesmead in the 1970's ..funny how "the Wharf" gets 2 new railways and the whole DLR network ?

    To me it is Crossrail ....was only the Business and Operations Manager for the first attempt , - 1990 - 1996 - when made redundant when Major and his pals kicked it into touch.
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  7. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Not the Elizabeth line. But I'll be calling this one Crossrail.
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  8. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    liked for Fleet Line :)
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  9. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    "Forsooth! One would like a return on the Elizabethan line"...

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  10. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    It's going to be cool. I don't think anyone will call it the Elizabeth Line for long. Not just about protest but also because Elizabeth Line is just too long and doesn't really flow. I reackon it will stay Crossrail or be called the Lizzie Line by most people.

    They missed a trick in not sticking to with the Bakerloo methodology and calling the Victoria line the Viking line.

    Mind you I still encourage my children to call the Jubilee Line the Fleet Line. They think I'm a fucking loon though.
  11. I reckon in time it will be known as the Liz Line.

    And A380, it's not just your kids that think that :p
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  12. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    They should name it after her son and call it the Charlie Line, and it should be white.
  13. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    In 10 years time it will be the Lizzy line. You heard it here first.
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  14. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    this is 2017. Why are they building so many stations with a step from train to platform?
  15. A lot of them aren't new builds?
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  16. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Unless in 20 years time its home to the last bedraggled survivors of London. Scraping a living from the vending machines in a post apocalyptic hell. Praying to a lost deity they call Core Byne for deliverance from the daemon Farrase.
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  17. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    Missed opportunity even so, given how much it's costing. Even if it uses the same lines and platforms as other services, except in the central, Abbey Wood & Heathrow sections, it seems preposterous people in wheelchairs can roll on and off in those bits but not on the whole line.
  18. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    Well of course. I didn't want to labour the obvious.
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  19. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    There's hopefully Crosstalk 2 and perhaps even 3 to come. They should become, respectively, the Ken Line, the Boris Line and the Sadiq Line.

    Once completed the revamped Thameslink network ought to be renamed the Crowbob Line.
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  20. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    No, no they shouldn't. Call them after almost anything except politicians (whether or not they've been accused of racism but especially if they have, which rules out at least 2 of the 3). Or royalty. Or people of any sort... I mean I suppose if I really had to I'd support the Crowbob suggestion, he can have a railway line as well as a battalion, but only if the alternative is eg the Dacre Line.

    A boaty mcboatface type public competition would probably come up with something much less contentious and more interesting.

    the Sheep Line goes east/west and the Goat Line north/south...
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  21. Cid

    Cid 慢慢走

    It would be Liney McLineface. With the Elizabeth line as runner up. Or possibly the Prince George line/Willsandkate line.
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  22. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    omg :(
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  23. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    The Kropotkin Line and the Bakunin Line and Marx can have Crossrail 3 in the unlikely case of it ever being a built. I stick to Crowbob for Thameslink
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2017
  24. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    And from today onwards I will revert to saying the Fleet Line or perhaps the Flett li after Keith.
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  25. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    The Onedian Line?

    The Clothesline?

    The Thin Red Line?
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  26. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Judging by the shape - Diplodocus Line
  27. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    That's the thing though - it will be because other services use those lines.
  28. a_chap

    a_chap Much research has shown I am just fucking stupid

    I like how it goes to Sheffield after Brentwood :)
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  29. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    well yes, but only up to as point. It's necessary to step down from existing train services to the platform because... well because the train was built that way. For some reason that's a bit mystifying the size of the step is occasionally bigger than usual and they have an announcement to warn us. Doubtless the Victorians can be blamed, but why the solution is an announcement rather than some civil engineering is anyone's guess. I've been vaguely puzzled about this for years.

    It all seems most peculiar to me, and they probably had to write a special exemption into the DDA to make it legal :rolleyes:.

    But here is an opportunity to organise the new railway so that there is no step by, eg, building the train to fit the existing platforms and if there's a discrepancy at some station to make the platform fit the train (as they did on the Victoria line a few years ago). Having designed the train around the existing stations they can then design the new stations around the train.

    On the same theme I wonder about the mind the gag gap. It's inevitable on platforms built on a curve, but not all of them are, some are straight. So why not move the rails over a few inches, why insist people have to jump?
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  30. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    such a fucking stupid name for a tube line. How many fucking things are we going to name after this hag? we got elizabeth land somewhere in Antarctica, elizabeth tower, 2 x navy destroyers called elizabeth and now elizabeth line? :rolleyes:

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