Transport

DSC 0824fi 460x270 - Lincoln Road crossing

A few weeks back I made a trip to a unique foot crossing, possibly the most unusual of all those to be found in London – and its absolutely nothing like any of the other foot crossings anywhere in all of Greater London. This is the Lincoln Road crossing inRead More →

IMG 6690fi 460x270 - Tottenham Court Road's two-way look

Easter 2019 saw the main London road (northbound direction only for decades) revert to two way though the southbound lane is mainly for buses. Other traffic heading south must use Gower Street as usual (its also been made two way.) With the ongoing demonstrations in Central London, its difficult toRead More →

tflroadsmapfi 460x270 - London's Carmageddon map

TfL has a lovely new London-wide map except its not what you think – its a car/roads oriented network map. You can be sure these corridors of diesel or petrol power (some ironically alongside what could be called corridors of petal power) are where people with more money than senseRead More →

01011223afi 460x270 - The Southwold Railway

The Southwold Railway – England’s premier three foot narrow gauge passenger railway! This week its ninety years since the last passenger trains ran. 2019 is also the 140th anniversary of the line’s opening. This somewhat quirky railway was in service for just fifty years, and remained moribund for several decadesRead More →

IMG 6622fi 460x270 - Network Rail wants historic crossing closed...

It seems the increased popularity of the Angerstein Wharf foot crossing in Charlton has caused some concern at Network Rail and they are seeking to close it. There is a new development has been built and this will mean many more wishing to use the crossing to gain access toRead More →

2019 03 23 0fi 460x270 - London's Shop Linker bus anniversary

Forty years ago one of London’s short lived bus routes was seen on the capitals streets for a few months. This was Shop Linker with its red and yellow buses. The idea of the service was to provide an easy and convenient link between the West End and Kensington HighRead More →

2019 03 23 8fi 460x270 - The 40th anniversary of LT's last RT services

Eighty years ago the first RT bus entered service with London Transport. This was RT1, formerly ST1140, a temporary hybrid of a bus allocated to Hanwell garage on the 18c route. By April 1939 it had a new body and after evaluation was allocated to Putney (Chelverton Road) for RouteRead More →

crossfailfi 460x270 - Crossrail 'progress' March 2019

Its been a while since I wrote fully about Crossrail so here’s a new post! Its a look at what is currently happening at the two central stations on the line, namely Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road. There might not seem much in terms of Bond Street and thereRead More →

IMG 2593fi 460x270 - Hammersmith CBTC begins

The long awaited automation of the sub-surface lines began today with the implementation of the Hammersmith to Latimer Road CBTC section. After a full days work testing yesterday it was decided the scheme should be implemented with effect from Sunday. Hammersmith signal box was used for the last time earlyRead More →

geoffstationsfi 460x270 - Geoff's least used tube stations?

I assume you have been watching Geoff Marshall’s videos recently, learning which tube stations are the least used – as well as reading that he wont cover the Waterloo & City (W&C) or Emirates Air Line because these are single point to point trips – and cannot have a stationRead More →