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Why would anyone even post such nonsense when the under investment in the New York Subway led the Mayor to call a state of Emergency ealier this year, with masses of newspaper and media coverage regardng the poor state of the NY Subway, indeed all you have to do is google.

Here's London's recent and projected spending on impovements rather than operational finances.

Already Underway/Completed -

£5.4 Bllion on the first phase of London Underground refurbishment mainly involving the upgrading of sub-surface lines and providing 192 new state of the art , very spacious 'S' class trains and rolling stock which is all fully air conditioned. (Completed).

£15 Billion on Crossrail (Complete 2018/19)

£6.5 on Thameslink (Complete 2018)

£1.5 Billion London Overground (this is mainly for the East London Line extension and upgrade, however this does not include the current order for new stock)

£1.2 Billion Northern Line Extension to Battesea (Currently Under Construction)

Which gives us £29.6 Billion, however this doesn't include vast projects such as upgrading mainline stations such as Kings Cross, St Pancras International (HS1), Stratford International or the current £800 Million Waterloo Station upgrade.

Future Projected Spending includes -

£16.42 billion on the next phase of London Underground upgrades involving the deep level lines and 250 new trains and rolling stock as part of the fully air condioned and much more spacious 'New Tube for London'. The first new trains are set to start running on the Piccadilly line in 2023.

£3.1 Billion Bakerloo Line Extension

£31 Billion - Crossrail 2

Which amounts to £50.52 Spending which when added to the £29.6 Billion already spent, gives a total investment of £80.12 Billion.

There are other London Transport Improvements not included including Dockland Light Railway planned extension, South London Tramlink extension and other London Underground proposed improvements such as the Croxley Rail Link (Metroplitan London) and the Central Line Extension to Uxbridge.

Whilst London Overground also has extension plans in relation to Barking Riverside and then to Thameside and Abbey Wood to connect with Crossrail, and there is also the prospect of new lines and stations joining the Overground system.

As for Stations London currently has -

270 London Underground Stations

330 Heavy Passenger Rail Stations (including 13 Major National Hub and an International Passenger Rail Service as well as numerous interchanges and regional hub stations)

45 Docklands Light Railway Stations

39 South London Tramlink Stations

684 Total Stations - which are part of a very intergrated transport system.

National Hub rail stations in London include Kings Cross, St Pancras, Euston, Paddington, Victoria, Waterloo, London Bridge, Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, Cannon Street, Blackfriars, Charing Cross and Marylebone.

London has a further 9,200 Buses serving some 800 routes, with over 2,500 already hybrid and electric and the rest to follow. Whilst 90% of Londoners live within 400 metres of a bus stop.

London also has Night Tube which now includes Overground Services, and which operates 24 hours a day at weekends, with 24/7 Night Buses operating throughout the city.

Here's a Draft costedcopy of London's 25 year Transport plan, ending in 2041.

Draft Copy of the Mayors Office Transport Plan for London

List of London Rail Stations - Wikipedia

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Oxford Street Transformation
The Mayor of London has announced the first phase plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street; London’s main retail street. Currently Oxford Street is dominated by buses and taxes, but the intention is to gradually phase out all vehicular traffic along the entire length of Oxford Street.
- Phase I (completion December 2018) will run from Orchard Street to Oxford Circus.
- Phase II (completion December 2019) will run from Oxford Circus to Tottenham Court Road
- Phase III (completion 2020+) will run from Marble Arch to Orchard Street


Image sourced from Transport for London: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/oxford-street


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Next Train Capacity Programme
TfL have begun trialling a new capacity management system at Shoreditch High Street on the London Overground which shows capacity on the next train. The colour-coded capacity system is easy to read, and has promise to ease congestion and train dwell times at stations across the network. All of the class 378 trains (which are walk-through) running on the Overground have the sensors in place, meaning this could be rolled out across the entire Overground network in future. A real-time display of the system can be viewed here: http://shoreditch.opencapacity.co

Diamond Geezer has further information on the technology here: http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk/...:00:00%2B01:00


Image sourced from Transport for London: https://twitter.com/TfL/status/920253077806047232


London Luton Airport Mass Passenger Transit (MPT)
London Luton Airport is the fourth busiest airport serving the capital, used by 14.6mn passengers in 2016, the airport has experienced 39 consecutive months of passenger growth and is currently undergoing a substantial upgrade plan to increase capacity by 50%. Last year, the dual-carriageway to the terminal was upgraded, a new multi-storey car park constructed and the short-term car park rebuilt which included a new sheltered pedestrian walkway. Pier A was also extended. 2017 will also bring an expansion of the main terminal building, a new pier B and renovated baggage hall & arrivals.

One of the long-standing issues of Luton however has been the absence of an adequate train connection. Unlike London’s other airports, passengers wishing to travel into London and other destinations across the UK by rail need to catch a shuttle bus to the nearby Luton Airport Parkway station. To rectify this issue, Luton Airport have now secured planning to construct a £200mn 1.4mile fully automated 24/7 transit system. The system will run on a dedicated alignment and integrate directly into the terminal building and the Midland Main Line station. A third station will be constructed at the mid-term car park. Once complete in 2020, journey times from the terminal to London St Pancras will be reduced to under 30 minutes.


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Image sourced from London Luton Airport: http://www.llal.org.uk/LLAL-MPT.html


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To further enhance the accessibility of the airport towards London and the north, a business proposal has also been lodged to increase the number of East Midlands Trains that stop at Luton Airport Parkway. Currently the station is served by several Thameslink trains each hour, but only one intercity train per hour. The airport is keen to increase this to 4tph an hour. This creates two substantial benefits: reduced non-stop journey times to London St Pancras, and improved connectivity to the Midlands and beyond with single-seat services to Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield.


Northern Line Battersea Power Station Extension
Plans have been unveiled of the Northern Line station at the large Battersea Power Station development site.


Image sourced from IanVisits: https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/201...n-line-station


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London Overground Barking Riverside Extension
TfL have unveiled renders of the proposed Barking Riverside station which will see the Gospel Oak to Barking Line extended beyond Barking towards the River Thames. Barking Riverside will be at the heart of a large mixed-use development.


Image sourced from Transport for London: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tflpress


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London Overground Old Oak Stations (Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane
As part of the massive development in and around Old Oak Common, TfL propose two new stations; Hythe Road on the West London Line, and Old Oak Common Lane on the North London Line. Both technically indirectly serve the HS2 and Great Western Main Line/Crossrail station planned for Old Oak Common.

Hythe Road

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Old Oak Common Lane

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