Category Archives: London general interest

Britain’s National Railway Museum: Part 4

The Science Museum and The Battle of York The Science Museum and the national science collection Before going into the transfer of the British Rail transport collection to the Science Museum, I had better say a few words about the … Continue reading

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All Change For Oxford Street

General On 25th April last, I published a blog about the proposal to pedestrianize Oxford Street in which I cast doubt about the practicability of such a scheme, whether or not it was actually desirable. By ‘practicability’, of course, I … Continue reading

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Scrabbling for Letters in Hampstead

Hampstead is always full of interest, and this little alleyway is perhaps more interesting than others. I don’t like public money being wasted and I was impressed by the lengths gone to in order to make use of (presumably) rarely-used … Continue reading

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Unaccountable

On 3rd August last year I referred to the award by TfL of the new sub-surface lines signalling system to Thales, which had installed the Jubilee and Northern Line systems. This followed the cancellation of two previous attempts to resignal … Continue reading

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Rayners Lane Ticket Office Closed – after 99 years

Rayners Lane Ticket Office At the beginning of November this poster appeared at Rayners Lane, announcing that the ticket office will close on 16th November. The station opened on 26th May 1906 and has always had a staffed ticket office, … Continue reading

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New Bus for London – some further observations

What’s going on with the New Bus for London? One answer is that we are getting more of them. Another 200 initially but more are mooted so I suppose that will mean within a year or so they will represent … Continue reading

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Scotland Yard Move – a bit more than redecorating.

On 21 May 2013 I wrote a few words about Scotland Yard moving back to Scotland Yard, as it were. The move was precipitated by the existing building reaching that stage of its life when over £50m would need to … Continue reading

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