Transport (Page 2)

01011215xfi 460x270 - District Line 150th celebrations

Saturday 26th January was the first day of TfL’s District Line 150th anniversary. This begins a programme of events throughout 2019 which involve talks, station tours, steam trains on the District through the Central London tunnels. The stations that participated in this day’s events were Westminster, St. James’s Park, Victoria,Read More →

IMG 9643xfi 460x270 - Old tube station reveals itself!

Fifty years ago in February 1959, the last tube trains to served this particular station were withdrawn. The station itself eventually became hidden for good by huge advertising boards and the only proper reminder it ever existed was a footbridge that apparently went nowhere! Recently these advertising hoardings came downRead More →

IMG 9611fi 460x270 - Rare mixed tube track at Baker St #2

The very unusual mixed rail track at Baker Street is no more. It lasted probably just one day! What we now see is the more traditional kind of bullhead/flat bottom rail interface rather than each type on the same section of track. These pictures were taken this evening (24th January)Read More →

IMG 9604fi 460x270 - Rare mixed tube track at Baker Street

The UK’s railways have one type or another of rail which are flatbottom or the increasingly rarer bullhead. London’s underground still has a fair bit of bullhead although this is gradually being replaced with more modern flat bottom rail. Although sections of flatbottom and bullhead can often be found connectedRead More →

DtqpZ0RW4AAVL7Ffi 460x270 - Those Adidas tube trainers

You’ve read about these Adidas tube trainers right? Here’s a quick look at the different varieties and the lines they cover, plus special editions and possible quirks. They’re naturally expensive with prices starting at £80 or more upwards, and approaching £150 or more for the special editions. Prices are goingRead More →

DSC 0810fi 460x270 - Victoria Line oddities

In just six weeks time its the Victoria Line’s big anniversary. The 1st September last year was commemorated with celebrations by Victoria Line and TfL staff and included special publicity, posters, special birthday cakes, speeches and so on. The one in December was missed off because its not really significantRead More →

DSC 0760fi 460x270 - 345 driver confused at Stratford?

One of TfL Rail’s Class 345’s (one-day-to-be an Elizabeth Line train) an eastbound ex Liverpool Street heading for Shenfield had its doors opened on the wrong side at Stratford. The train was the 21.27. The reasons for this incident are so far not known however one person said the driverRead More →

DSC 0487fi 460x270 - Euston HS2 #5

Being the one about cranes and ventilation shafts. Earlier this week HS2 Limited revealed designs for its new structure that will replace the original Leslie Green building in Melton Street, currently used as a ventilation shaft and emergency access point. This ‘release’ is actually nothing new in any way. TheRead More →

loherloopfi 460x270 - The Schwebebahn's Loher Looping

There’s one question that has bugged people for more than a century. Which came first? The Schwebebahn or the München Looping? Today we have the answer. The famous German monorail beat the München Looping in terms of plans and concepts by a whole century. How did that even come about?Read More →

DSC 3504fi 460x270 - Woolwich Ferry problems!

The Woolwich Ferry did run a quite limited service at the start of this week. I discussed it very briefly in the sidebar news update whilst another blog Murky Depths also covered it too. On Monday morning I was alerted by a single tweet on the fact the ferry hadRead More →