As anyone looking to properly understand London’s transport needs and network knows, context, background and best-practice are important. As readers might imagine, behind the scenes here at LR Towers we thus spend a lot of time sharing links and reading around the subjects we cover here.
We also occasionally share links containing good information about transport topics that we know we just don’t have time to cover. We also all, as authors, occasionally write elsewhere on this or tangentially related subjects.
This week’s reading list is below. If you’ve got something you feel we should read or include in a future list, don’t forget to email us at [email protected].
- Bundy Clocks kept Birminghams trams, then buses on time – The Beauty of Transport
- London’s Tube and Crossrail train lab – Londonist
- Madrid bus gardens, on top of the buses – Telegraph
- New Montréal Métro cars have teething problems – Globe and Mail
- New York Subway has new vacuums – CityLab
- LA Subway extension receives federal funding – LA Times
- Uber and Amtrak join forces to solve last mile problem – Railway-Technology
(Many of the original downtown train stations that Amtrak inherited from the private railroads soon became much too large for the vastly decreased ridership, so most were sold off. Amtrak replaced them with small, simple buildings outside the downtown core, quickly nicknamed Amshaks. However these cheap land locations were often in not great areas, and easier to access by car than by public transport, hence the last mile problem.)