With snow dominating much of the transport-related headlines, it is easy to forget that London is now ten days into arguably the largest expansion of the Oyster ticketing system since it first launched. As a result, it is probably worth taking a quick look at what appears to be the situation so far. A Far-flung Infrastructure In infrastructure terms, the launch of Oyster PAYG on National Rail appears to have gone relatively smoothly. TfL indicate that overall they were satisfied with the ...
Network Rail have released an interesting Time-lapse video showing the new eastern section of bridge at Blackfriars being slid into place. The replaced bridge is at the north end of the station, immediately past the original end of the platforms, but would normally have been hidden behind the now demolished buildings on the corner of Queen Victoria St and Blackfriars bridge. The slide was originally planned to take place toward the end of November, but was delayed until Christmas when it was ...
T’is the New Year, and thus time for the quiz results. Our winners this year are AH, who wins first prize and PH who wins second. As with last year there were lots of good entries and thanks to everyone who entered. We hope you enjoyed answering the questions as much as we enjoyed setting them. I will be emailing the winners shortly to organise the dispatch of prizes. In the meantime, the answers were as follows (questions can be found on the original post here): 1) Ghost (The train ...
When the architecture of the Underground is discussed, it is nearly always to the work of Charles Holden that comment turns. The reasoning for this, of course, is obvious. In the likes of Gants Hill, Arnos Grove and 55 Broadway, Holden left an architectural legacy that few other 20th Century figures could match. Holden’s legacy, however, often serves to distract from the work of another young architect roughly ten years before him. A man who would arguably do more to define the public ...
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