Welcome to Reconnections’ Friday Reads. This week’s lineup: • Poster Girls: London Transport’s support of female creatives (The Drum) • East meets west under London (Beauty of Transport) • Tube map of Tube maps (CartoGeek) • Passenger rail network: public good or profit maker? (UCL Lunch Hour Lecture) • Crossrail Chrome extension for LR readers (SaveECRewards) • Colourful culturally themed trains (Railway Technology) • 186 years of Philadelphia transit token use ...
TfL’s Chief Technology Officer Shashi Verma is the next speaker in The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management’s 2017-18 keynote lecture series. Rapidly increasing urbanisation and digitisation of society means that the need for smart, integrated transport is greater than ever. Efficient and sustainable transport infrastructure, seamlessly linked to modern payment and communications systems, are essential to continued economic and social growth and prosperity. How can mass ...
Welcome to Reconnections’ Friday Reads. This week’s lineup: • Ocean liner speed and style exhibition to open (V&A) • Woolwich Crossrail station (1LondonBlog) • British railway viaducts (The Beauty of Transport) • Who abandoned this high-speed train? (Jalopnik) • Why Sweden clears snow from walkways before roads (StreetsBlog) • US football stadium rail access (Intermodality) • Mapping the ghosts of abandonned railroads (Atlas Obscura) • Seattle plans for ...
How the past explains the present in London’s crowded underground environment Nathan Darroch, University of Aberdeen Here is one of Nathan’s earlier papers on the same subject. 11 Jan 2018 17:30 to 19:30 Institute of Historical Research A member of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor Senate House, Malet Street London WC1E 7HU Link to seminar details
Just the briefest of reminders that we will have our next pub meeting on Tuesday 8th October from 6 o’clock onwards. Same details as last time. Click “Continue reading” for link to details of the announcement of the previous meeting. Everyone welcome. In future we may not make such a big thing of reminding people but we will meet regularly. That is all.
Just a quick reminder to those interested. We intend to meet monthly for a drink and a chat at the Rose & Crown in Southwark on the second Tuesday of each month. This is the same location where we held our 5th Anniversary Celebration. The arrangements are basically the same as for the celebration but will probably be much more low key. So, come any time after 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 10th September at the Rose & Crown. There will in fact be two or three of us already there if you arrive a ...
The London Transport Museum appear to have an interesting talk on Wednesday 20th June as part of their “Mind the Map” Exhibition season – a talk looking at the legacy of Beck’s iconic Tube map from several perspectives. Details can be found below, for those who may be interested (this author already has his ticket). Join senior curator Claire Dobbin, writer Mark Ovenden and psychologist Maxwell Roberts for three different perspectives on the design and legacy of Harry ...
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