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(Us vs Th3m)   Not news: London Underground's Victoria line disrupted. News: Due to equipment room being flooded. Fark: With concrete   (usvsth3m.com) divider line 34
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2014-01-23 04:05:31 PM
blimey!
 
2014-01-23 04:21:16 PM
Oops!
 
2014-01-23 04:22:13 PM
I'm guessing the CE people got something wrong...
 
2014-01-23 04:23:16 PM

www.thejrexperiment.com

 
2014-01-23 04:25:00 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-23 04:25:12 PM
Pictures and "Oh golly" stuff is fine, but would it kill you to maybe put in a brief explanation of WHY this happened?
 
2014-01-23 04:25:28 PM
I loved the part of the article where they explained how the hell that happens.
 
2014-01-23 04:31:19 PM
That'll cement their customer satisfaction.
 
2014-01-23 04:31:39 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25862543

Not much detail but more than subby's link.

/not a dig at subby
 
2014-01-23 04:34:34 PM
Was I the only one who thought this would be about a Victoria's Secret lingerie manufacturing plant?
 
2014-01-23 04:34:42 PM
Uh-oh Spaghettios.
 
2014-01-23 04:37:11 PM
Ha, that demarc room is farkED.
 
2014-01-23 04:38:44 PM
a bigger Monte Cazazza art project.
 
2014-01-23 04:42:07 PM

jjorsett: Pictures and "Oh golly" stuff is fine, but would it kill you to maybe put in a brief explanation of WHY this happened?


Something mob related perhaps?

That's not an easy or cheap one to fix, and their insurance company is going to be unhappy.
 
2014-01-23 04:42:37 PM
This disrupted my journey home tonight. At least it's an original excuse.
 
2014-01-23 04:44:09 PM

Odd Bird: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25862543

Not much detail but more than subby's link.

/not a dig at subby


FTA:  Transport for London said the mixture of concrete and water was being used to "fill voids" while upgrade work was being carried out at Victoria Station.

I can only imagine that moment when they realized they've poured more concrete than they thought they would have.
 
2014-01-23 04:46:02 PM
Here's a better piece on it. Subby wasn't in idiot though, that site is somehow the one that broke the story.

Officials later admitted that the disruption had been caused by upgrade work to expand Victoria Station, which was being carried out by contractors Bam Nuttal near the Victoria Line signal control room.

It is unclear what the work involved, but TfL confirmed it included the use of water and cement which leaked into the control room and damaged signalling equipment used on the southern half of the line.
 
2014-01-23 04:46:49 PM
In this area, they were carrying out compensation grouting, to avoid settlement and heave in the hygroscopic clay which underlies most of London. This involves pumping a cementitious mixture down pre-drilled shafts to reinforce the subsoil. On rare occasions the shafts break through into voids, including, under Tottenham Court Road, a plague pit (!). A very rapid increase in flow rate should trigger a halt to pumping.

My supposition (I was a real engineer, rather than a civil, but this is a fairly well-educated guess) is that in this case there was a breakthrough into the control room during drilling or pumping.
 
2014-01-23 04:48:36 PM

kenchie: This disrupted my journey home tonight. At least it's an original excuse.


My missus had to go on a bus.

/shudder
 
2014-01-23 04:51:42 PM

FarkinNortherner: In this area, they were carrying out compensation grouting, to avoid settlement and heave in the hygroscopic clay which underlies most of London. This involves pumping a cementitious mixture down pre-drilled shafts to reinforce the subsoil. On rare occasions the shafts break through into voids, including, under Tottenham Court Road, a plague pit (!). A very rapid increase in flow rate should trigger a halt to pumping.

My supposition (I was a real engineer, rather than a civil, but this is a fairly well-educated guess) is that in this case there was a breakthrough into the control room during drilling or pumping.


I lived in a house with 5 EEs and one CE.  We gave him a hard time.  "Hey Dave, how was shiat lab today? Oh, wait, shiat lab is tomorrow. Today you had dirt lab, right?"
 
2014-01-23 04:52:27 PM

FarkinNortherner: I was a real engineer, rather than a civil


OH SNAP!!
 
2014-01-23 05:05:10 PM

FarkinNortherner: real engineer, rather than a civil


you're not a civil real engineer though, which is something.  =D
 
2014-01-23 05:06:42 PM
Lol, civil engineers...
 
2014-01-23 05:14:12 PM

talkertopc: Was I the only one who thought this would be about a Victoria's Secret lingerie manufacturing plant?


Nope, I did too.
 
2014-01-23 05:19:24 PM
As an American, I am ashamed that forgeiners have displayed greater incompetence.
Come on Florida! Come onTexas!
This can not stand!
 
2014-01-23 05:20:03 PM
There's no such thing as a civil engineer.
 
2014-01-23 05:24:25 PM
I can play two diagonals and a lateral shunt to bypass the Victoria Line in it's entirety as it is January 23 of an even numbered year, per the revised rules of 1956, appendices 4 and 9.
So, Vauxhal, then Mornington Crescent!
 
2014-01-23 05:28:50 PM

Russ1642: There's no such thing as a civil engineer.


DAMN STRAIGHT!

/requires surveyors
 
2014-01-23 05:37:50 PM
You just know some junior guy will hang for this.
magnetinspirado.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-23 05:41:21 PM
Stay calm and fill the gap.
 
2014-01-23 10:18:10 PM
Victoria's Sakrete.
 
2014-01-24 10:13:23 AM
FWIW, I was broadly right, other than that they were filling a known void (rather than a shaft.) Grout pumping then blew a hole through the wall of the control room. D'oh.

/rarely civil
//never Civil
 
2014-01-24 11:18:58 AM

fireant451: I can play two diagonals and a lateral shunt to bypass the Victoria Line in it's entirety as it is January 23 of an even numbered year, per the revised rules of 1956, appendices 4 and 9.
So, Vauxhal, then Mornington Crescent!


But since the Victoria Line is closed because of contractor error, rather than because of somebody being maimed or killed, Vauxhall is out of bounds. I'm going through Elephant & Castle and Picadilly Circus, which, combined with the contractor error described in TFA, sets me up for 2,038 points for the "Send in the Clowns" bonus awarded by the St. Eustace Plenary Indulgence Division (St.U PID) since 2005. Then Leicester Square, Euston, and Mornington Crescent!
 
2014-01-24 12:25:54 PM
For those of you who don't know what's going on in this thread, "Mornington Crescent" is an English version of Calvinball, played in the London Underground.
 
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