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Friday, May 1, 2009

Maintaining London Underground


Here's a great video (well for us subway nerds) from Wired showing some of the work that takes place on the London Underground every night. The video shows some of the maintenance work and really gets across the problems involved in working in such a constrained environment (both in terms of space and time available for maintenance). And I thought we had problems with maintenance at Caltrain ...

2 comments:

spag said...

Great video indeed!

I am afraid the biggest relevant problem here is the 2007 bankruptcy of the LU maintenance company Metrorail (working on the other half of the network) and the current financial trouble of Tube Lines.

There are talks that the latter would also be taken over by Transport for London to increase efficiency, but it would include the takeover of the company's debts too.

spag said...

Great video indeed!

I am afraid the biggest relevant problem here is the 2007 bankruptcy of the LU maintenance company Metrorail (working on the other half of the network) and the current financial trouble of Tube Lines.

There are talks that the latter would also be taken over by Transport for London to increase efficiency, but it would include the takeover of the company's debts too.