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Tube Lines publishes its third annual environment report

09.08.07: Tube Lines, the company rebuilding the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines which together carry 40% of all London Underground passengers, has published its third annual environment report. The company reports on environmental performance thro...

Going underground

24.07.07: After London’s 275 Tube stations have closed their doors to the last of the late night revellers and those enjoying less social working hours, the London Underground springs back to life as an army of maintenance staff invade the platforms...

ITT Flygt helps London Underground stay on track

24.07.07: The world’s largest ITT Flygt Aquaview Masterstation is being used by Metronet to keep tunnels and stations free from excess water that could cause havoc on London’s tube network. Flygt, a leading fluid handling and control solu...

Tube Lines’ double scoop at railway industry innovation awards

24.07.07: Tube Lines has recently won two awards for innovation. The company was the only double award-winner at The Railway Forum/ Modern Railways Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2007. Tube Lines’ current analyser, a handheld device which helps...

Contractor of the project award

23.07.07: Tube Lines are forging ahead with their modernisation projects on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines upgrading some of the busiest stations across the network. One of Mane Rail’s current projects with Tube Lines is their premi...

Tube Lines chooses MRO Software

23.07.07: On 31 December 2002, Tube Lines assumed responsibility for the maintenance and upgrade of the entire infrastructure on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines as part of the largest improvement programme the Tube has ever seen. Tube Lines has...

Modernisation work commences at Leicester Square station

19.07.07: 104 new CCTV cameras and 18 help points will be installed to boost passenger safety Tube Lines, the company responsible for rebuilding the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines, is transforming Leicester Square station as part of part of i...

Work begins on Metronet's new air-conditioned Tube train

13.07.07: London, 9 July 2007: Air-conditioned comfort for a third of the Tube came a step closer to reality today as construction began on the next generation of Tube train for Metronet Rail, the organisation renewing two-thirds of London Underground. ...

Tube ticket office closures unnecessary and dangerous, says RMT

19.06.07: ‘UNNECESSARY AND dangerous’ plans by London Underground to close 40 ticket offices and to reduce drastically the opening hours of dozens more will be resisted, the Tube’s biggest union has said. RMT warned that the proposa...

Mayor unveils Tube cooling trials

31.05.07: Mayor Ken Livingstone has unveiled a number of trials to be introduced by London Underground to cool the tube network. New measures for this summer include the first full-scale trial of the award-winning groundwater cooling project at Victoria...

Modernisation work begins at euston station

31.05.07: 150 engineers working each night to improve passenger journeys through better communications and increased security Tube Lines, the company responsible for rebuilding the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines, is revamping Euston station a...

Underground rail lines re-open

31.05.07: Train services have returned to normal following a five-week closure by Network Rail to renew the tracks under Liverpool city centre. The closure was the third phase of a £15 million programme and affected services to/from the Wirral. ...

21st century technology on board new inspection train

01.05.07: High tech asset inspection train to be introduced on the Tube next spring A new high-tech, dedicated Asset Inspection Train (AIT) is to be introduced from next spring by Tube Lines that will revolutionise track inspection and maintenance re...

Metronet deploys Tube Lines' new high-output track renewals train

Metronet deploys Tube Lines' new high-output track renewals train

01.05.07: The first rail and sleeper delivery train (RSDT) commissioned specially for London Underground track renewals has begun work, supplied for Metronet Rail/GBRailfreight's new engineering train fleet by Tube Lines. The RSDT, similar to a &lsqu...

New train delivered to Metronet for trials on Victoria line

01.05.07: The first Tube train of a brand new fleet set to enter service on the Victoria line from 2009 has been delivered to Metronet Rail ready for testing. The high-tech trains are being introduced as part of a £750 million-plus upgrade of t...

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