London Underground map, by F H Stingemore, 1927 London Underground (or rather “Underground Railways of London”) issued small card folder maps in the 1920s prior to the diagrammatic map designed by Beck in the 1930s. As can be seen above, this clearly shows the simplified geographical version then favoured as well as the tube system as it was in 1927. The map shows the network prior to the extensions of the 1930s and ’40s (so the Central terminates at Liverpool Street and the ...
One of the disappointments of the Olympic’s construction phase has been the failure to spark a revival of water borne freight promised by the works on the Bow Back River and the River Lea. However, it would appear that all is not lost. In London, Crossrail has put out to tender a contract involving the construction of new river wharves. Elsewhere in the United Kingdom, a feeder container barge service now operates between Liverpool and Manchester. Are there lessons to be learnt here? Our ...
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