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    Ealing Broadway Validators

    To be fair, I've never seen TfL nor any of the National Rail companies advertising that capability. I only knew about it from knowledge gained right here on these forums!
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    Ealing Broadway Validators

    I believe* if you use an Oyster rather than Apple Pay/Google Pay for the contactless portion, you can have your railcard loaded on to it, saving you even more. * it has been some time since I was a 16-25 cardholder
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    Shouldn't Jubilee be East / Westbound instead of North / Southbound?

    I was told to get a CDG-bound RER-B when in Paris, trying to get from Nord to Le Bourget. I did, and it was an express that didn't stop at any intermediate stations, such as Le Bourget.
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    Shouldn't Jubilee be East / Westbound instead of North / Southbound?

    I think what they meant was that the same journey, between the same stations, is signposted using opposite language on the two lines. Not that the geographical topography is mismatched.
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    Anyone know what this is?

    Due to various insurmountable physical laws, methods of putting the locations of objects into computer systems are inherently inaccurate and/or imprecise, and often unreliable (camera lens dirt, fallen leaves blocking vents or circuits, etc). This still applies to modern, advanced systems...
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    station maps for TFL stations.

    There is not, the developer is a Apple guy (the same Geoff Marshall who makes rail videos). There are similar apps available for other platforms, but not necessarily with the maps.
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    LUL All Grades Strike

    Siding would require three, wouldn't it?
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    Spotify playlists for every London Underground line

    I doubt it, it's a fairly arbitrary and superficial idea.
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    LUL All Grades Strike

    In 2018, the station staff strike meant the District was pretty much express through Zone 1 — my then commute, West Ham to Hammersmith, was actually quicker!
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    1992 stock Refurbishment?

    The light source in modern LCD panels is LED, so no great difference. Older LCD panels used cold-cathode tubes (like flourescent strip lighting) which consumed more power, but still not nearly as much as incandescent bulbs.
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    1992 stock Refurbishment?

    There is a global semiconductor shortage. The integrated circuits that drive LCD panels are a lot more intricate and can be manufactured at a lot fewer locations, compared to older, simpler technology that can drive an LED matrix.
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    Carto Metro London 4.1 map now online.

    There are already faint grey lines showing the location of all the omitted mainline tracks. Perhaps your screen's contrast/brightness settings make it look the same as the white background?
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    Carto Metro London 4.1 map now online.

    None of the mainline routes are shown in detail within (approximately) Zone 1.
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    TfL Maps

    Yes, the Bakerloo and Jubilee at Baker Street are cross-platform, they should be a blob rather than a connecting line — then the Marylebone walking route dotted line could connect instead to the Metropolitan part. The path of the lines through the area would need to be altered to make it work...
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    Class 345 progress

    The system is called 'leaky feeder', it's common on LU but not the mainline, which usually just uses cameras attached to the train. There is a coaxial cable (a central metal core inside a tubular metal shield, separated by a plastic spacer) but with the shield perforated at regular intervals —...

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