Transport (Page 22)

IMG 3455 460x270 - Faces of Waterloo Station

Waterloo Station is noted for its splendid archway which commemorates the various wars Britain has fought. Lesser known are the faces that accompany the arches and parapets within the station. Here’s a quick look. Many of the windows along the eastern station approach road have this one faceA face atRead More →

title 460x140 - London's proposed sewer railway in Hyde Park!

Victorian London seems to have had an affinity for pneumatic railways. The one at Crystal Palace being the most famous of all, however other noted undertakings were lines proposed beneath the Thames such as the Tower Subway and another from Waterloo to Whitehall, and in Central London such as from South Kensington to theRead More →

billnell63 349x270 - William Mitchell - LU Signal Engineer

Some of the posts on London underground have been dedicated to William Mitchell. This post explains him. William Mitchell was a LU Signal Engineer who worked for the London Transport Executive/London Transport Board. William & his wife knew my family and he introduced me to the London Underground rail system atRead More →

SthKenplans2016 367x270 - South Kensington station remodelling - a joke?

Plans are afoot for the remodelling of South Kensington tube station. See Ian Visits for full details. These include a revitalised platform (this is the disused platform on the north side), new staircases, lifts etc. There will be provision for improved access to the South Kensington subway. For the firstRead More →

IMG 6806 460x270 - Leicester Square Triology 3 - More about the station

CENTRE KIOSK The centre kiosk area was originally empty and used for a floral display when the station first opened. The circular central glass area was built later and used as a display unit before becoming a control room. This picture shows it in use as a showcase display forRead More →

IMG 6761 460x270 - The Night Tube's first nite

London Underground staff give their thumbs up to the new service Ihe first night of London’s #Nighttube, most of the activity took place on the Central Line platforms at Oxford Circus, this was clearly the busiest station on the Night Tube (by decree of being theonly interchange between the twoRead More →

Many of us have seen at least one or two of the tube mice that live on London’s underground rail system. It is said there are at least 500,000 of them. A tell-tail sign givng the mouse’s location away! Glimpses of the mice are usually fleeting as they scurry acrossRead More →

IMG 2245 460x270 - Coffee pots - an update

On a westbound tube train today I found myself in view of the Barbican’s coffee pot signal right opposite my train window, so what better than to take a picture showing the off-side of one of these signals? The method of construction of these coffee pot signals is more clearerRead More →

IMG 2062 460x270 - Leicester Square Triology 2 - The modern bits of old

This is part two of a triology on Leicester Square tube station. Part one was published in May 2016 THE FORMER NEWPORT STREET ENTRANCE Leicester Square station once had five exits although only four can be seen today. The fifth is still there but now has a different purpose andRead More →

IMG 8577 460x270 - LU staff readying for the Night Tube!

The night tube begins next month. What better than to have London tube staff wear party hats for the launch of the new overnight tube services? Here’s a sampler of what the staff will be looking like come August 19th 🙂 The previous night I spotted the ‘Night Tube’ train,Read More →