Trivia - Fastest Lifts on the Underground?

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  1. Blindtraveler

    Blindtraveler Established Member

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    Just wondering out of shear nozyness what the contenders are for the fastest LU Passenger Lifts? Anyone with ideas, please reply!
     
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    It's probably at Hampstead the deepest station on the underground.
     
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    I have asked the head of JNP Lifts, he says Hampstead is quickest at 4m/s. Most travel at around 1.6m/s.
     
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    I suspect the ones at Bank are amongst some the slowest...
     
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    Heck yeh, the Bank ones are painful! Thanks for the replies, had never thought of Hampstead but makes sense!
     
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    When I did my lift training I got the 'pleasure' of riding on top of one of the new lift cars at Hampstead, shortly before commissioning for public use. Luckily it was at a slower speed; although even so it did feel a bit like an action movie!
     
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    When were these last renewed? Memory tells me it was quite recently.
     
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    Logic dictates that the fastest lift rides will be on the deepest lifts because of closing speeds/friction etc, but as we don't live in a logical world.... Hampstead was certainly the answer 30 years ago, but I couldn't answer now.
     
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    It certainly is Hampstead, which is the only station on LU to have high-speed lifts, hence they're smaller. I am aware that they have been refurbished within the last couple of years, I am unsure as to how this has impacted on their reliability, as going back a few years ago when I used to work there, we did have quite a few failures.
     
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    Interesting would have thought some others would have high speed ones also? How long does a platform to surface journey take at Hampsted?
     
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    The lifts at Hampstead may be the fastest but the stairs are the slowest as it takes me longer to use them than at any other station.
     
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    I find the stairs at many stations frequented by tourists (such as Covent Garden, Camden Tw, Mornington Crescent) to be very slow as people dawdle and keep stopping to make boring comments to strangers such as "this is a long way," "keep going, you've nearly made it," and "like a mountain."
     
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    You need to sing the theme tune to Rawhide at them with a few 'mushes' and 'yee-ha's' thrown in to "get them dawgies movin'". Must admit with Hampstead it is the journey from the platform that is a tad slower - not so bad heading down.
     
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