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Name of Article[edit]

Can I suggest that there is a discussion here first on the name of the article. Renaming an article and using the edit summary to justify the move is wholly inappropriate. Seek concensus here to the name first please, anything less is disrespectful to other editors of this page and those with an interest in the topic. Tmol42 (talk) 13:05, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Just to kick things off a quick search on Google quickly brought up this page amongst others referring to 'Chesham Branch' from the London Underground (LU) consultation on possible changes in 2005.Tmol42 (talk) 13:43, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
We could quite legitimately use either. There are a few reliable sources which call it the Chesham branch linethis one is a good example). TfL seems to use the shorter title, as do a number of self-published sources like this. But then there's Clive Foxwell's book about the line (currently cited a number of times in the article), which according to Amazon uses the words Branch Line in its title. So where does all that leave us? Alzarian16 (talk) 14:01, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
I was making the move not on the fact of a service but simply that it is a branch line and other railway lines around the UK, this seems the standard naming for branch lines. Simply south (talk) 23:12, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
I think iridescent's reasoning at User talk:Iridescent#Chesham Branch Line is persuasive: if the best recent sources about this line never use "Chesham branch line", neither should we. Ucucha 23:22, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
(ec) As I've already said to you on my talkpage, "Line" has a very specific meaning within London Transport, and the Chesham branch doesn't meet it; an autonomous unit within London Underground with its own management, it's own timetable and its own colour on the tube map. The Chesham branch has none of these and never has. Even the Hammersmith & City and East London lines were just "Metropolitan Line (Hammersmith and City)" and "Metropolitan Line (East London Section)" until they were given full "Line" status in the 1990s; there are plenty of other semi-autonomous sections within LT (the Olympia branch, the Mill Hill East shuttle, the Edgware Road-Wimbledon section, the Uxbridge branch, the Watford branch, the Edgware and High Barnet branches), none of which use this "Foo Branch line" formulation. – iridescent 23:23, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Limit to outside metro systems? Also, i am not missing your point. Simply south (talk) 23:30, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
[ec] Using "line" in naming this article is anomalous in the context of London Underground's usage of lines and branches and gives the branch the appearance of a higher status than it has without adding anything. It is part of the Metropolitan line and "branch" provides sufficient explanation of its context as a branch off from the main route. We don't refer to the Heathrow branch line, Wimbledon branch line or the Edgware branch line, so why do so with the Chesham branch. --DavidCane (talk) 23:43, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

The Last Shuttle[edit]

I have created a new section to reflect the changeover from the Shuttle Service to Through Service realising of course it will need to be updated once the new service starts to operate. Having no technical knowledge about S stock trains etc no doubt I have made some basic mistake with the title or the jargon for which I am happy to stand corrected.Tmol42 (talk) 16:41, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Once the new trains are up and running, I'll rewrite the legacy section to cover it. Given that LT and Bucks CC are both involved, and neither have a reputation for competence and efficiency, I suspect something will go wrong and the whole thing will be postponed. – iridescent 16:48, 9 December 2010 (UTC)


I read this great article but was hoping to read something about the navvies who built the line and accidents during its making. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:31, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

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