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IMG 2190fi 300x183 - Bermondsey tube celebrates 20 years!

Bermondsey tube celebrates 20 years!

The Jubilee Line Stratford extension of 1999 was a mixed bag of openings, it wasn't exactly sequential, thus its probably a good reason why any celebrations for the new route ...
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If Sign Language was….

A brilliant artwork that takes up the entire west side of Cubitt Square at King's Cross. Its a collaboration between artist Christine Sum Kim, Frank Barnes School and Argent the ...
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Central Line: beyond Caxton Road #2

Remember the popular post Central Line: Beyond Caxton Road published more than two years ago? This is a follow up and its based around several old photographs of the area ...
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An early 20th c. signal era ends #1

The second stage of the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) has been successfully implemented. Its a gradual introduction of the SLM's CTBC control system across the sub-surface lines as another four ...
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Another building in the fall

The twin Euston towers seen in rather better days.... We don't need no HS2. We don't need no new hotels. No stark destruction of cities. Developers leave the peoples alone ...
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Stages 1/2 CBTC up and running!

The end of the through platforms at Baker Street showing the new CBTC signs. The colour light signals are all clearly wrapped up in black. This is just a quick ...
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4LM in brief – 31 August 2019

Trains in the section of tunnel between Edgware Road and Praed St junction last night. Pictures showing stuff on the four lines modernisation between the Paddington and Edgware Road sections ...
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DSC 6996 300x183 - The tube's 100 year old tradition ends!

The tube's 100 year old tradition ends!

The levers at Edgware Road box on their last night in use before CBTC comes into use. Many will know the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) is currently underway despite delays ...
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IMG 1885fi 300x183 - Leaky problems at Baker Street #2

Leaky problems at Baker Street #2

Many thought the roadworks at Baker Street on 27th August badly timed and wondered what the hell it was this time Thames Water were trying to do. But many did ...
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IMG 2129fi 300x183 - Good Hemp's boats

Good Hemp's boats

Over three weekends in August 2019 some of the 'Go Boats' on London's canal system became Good Hemp Boats - and this is what this is all about! Over these ...
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IMG 1885fi 300x183 - Leaky problems at Baker Street

Leaky problems at Baker Street

For well over a week there has been a substantial water ingress at Baker Street on the original 1863 westbound platform. As of the last few days its got worse ...
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IMG 1669fi 300x183 - Thameslink does it again!

Thameslink does it again!

Thameslink train descending towards City station from Blackfriars about 16.50pm on the day in question. No sooner than the debacle had occurred of Thameslink's trains stalling and refusing to reboot ...
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Rosemary Branch N1

A branch line in London N1 perhaps? Nope. Its a part of London that's been known by this name since the sixteenth century and also because of a well known ...
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IMG 6294fi 300x183 - Helch - An update

Helch – An update

The mysterious Helch continues to spread his word across London and the south of England. I did a small run on the trains/tube and found other examples of Helch's work ...
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IMG 5985fi 300x183 - New canal frontage opens at Paddington

New canal frontage opens at Paddington

A new canal frontage has been opened where there was previously none. Its adjacent to a historic site and this is reflected in the building the new wharf/canal walkway has ...
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'Hostile takeover' for Ferrocarril de Sóller?

News comes in the Guardian published this afternoon (Saturday 17th August) an 'anonymous' group of people are attempting to buy out the famous Mallorcan railway which runs between Palma and ...
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Lentil Soup

Today its cookery lessons! The art of how to make lentil soup :) Here are some lentils ready to be gathered up and cooked to one's delight... Green (and some ...
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Facial recognition in use at King's Cross…

Reports on facial recognition being used at King's Cross and the idea that it should be implemented at Canary Wharf is a very interesting matter. Is it legit? Has permission ...
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Power outrage!

When brand new trains get well and truly f**ked... or how Thameslink's trains got crossed off the rail network map! Friday 9th August 2019. The heavens opened and there was ...
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IMG 0686fi 300x186 - What the Helch?

What the Helch?

What the....? No its not hell, but Helch. If you do not know what Helch means well you are in luck - for it seems no-one else knows either! Helch ...
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IMG 0505fi 300x186 - The canals' duckweed war

The canals' duckweed war

Some years ago the then sibling charity Canal and River Trust had thought to themselves 'the duckweed war is being won'. It was very wishful thinking! A series of articles ...
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The Schwebebahn reopens!

After an eight month closure following the failure of the monorail's stromschiene (power rail if you like) where a 300 metre stretch collapsed onto the roads and into the river, ...
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Abbey Road at fifty

Its alright now, we've reached the fiftieth anniversary of the world's most famous zebra crossing. Actually there's been a zebra crossing on Abbey Road more than fifty years, so this ...
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IMG 0591fi 300x186 - Samsung's new King's Cross store

Samsung's new King's Cross store

Samsung's new store at Coal Drops Yard (CDY) in King's Cross is an impressive place to visit and demonstrates the growing trend of 'temples of technology' with loads of things ...
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The Blue Train

Britain's newest train, can be said to be 'blue in the face' because its had so many mishaps, its had a considerably poor showing ever since its launch in April ...
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Toddbrook Reservoir

The dam at Toddbrook. Source: Twitter By now most of the world will have read of the calamity at Toddbrook Reservoir above Whaley Bridge and seen the huge efforts to ...
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IMG 9835fi 300x186 - London's Grand Designs

London's Grand Designs

'London is home to some of the world’s most striking architecture and innovative engineering. Whether driven by divine purpose or the needs of a growing population, architects and engineers have ...
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DSC 0872fi 300x186 - A rose scented King's Cross tube

A rose scented King's Cross tube

This is certainly an unusual advertising campaign for it escapes the conventional in order to embrace the delectable! Hendrick's Gin currently has one of the largest tunnel wraps, 70 metres ...
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IMG 7473fi 300x186 - A droog mural

A droog mural

Perhaps London's best droog mural of all time? This is Alex Burgess, or more generally, Alex De Large, the violent ultra right droog leader in Clockwork Orange. And De Large ...
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Euston HS2 #9

Being the one where they say Euston's a changin!' I haven't covered this particular part of Euston HS2 before in detail even though I had every intention of doing so ...
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The new 'Bridge to Nowhere'

Artists' depiction showing the new bridge looking towards the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark. This week the first photographs have emerged showing London's new 'Bridge to Nowhere.' The aerial photographs are ...
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Kensington Gardens' parrots

This is a subject most others have written about before, hence its nothing new to see parrots, or in this case parakeets (the proper name for these birds,) in London ...
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Bermondsey tube celebrates 20 years!

The Jubilee Line Stratford extension of 1999 was a mixed bag of openings, it wasn’t exactly sequential, thus its probably...

If Sign Language was….

A brilliant artwork that takes up the entire west side of Cubitt Square at King’s Cross. Its a collaboration between...

Central Line: beyond Caxton Road #2

Remember the popular post Central Line: Beyond Caxton Road published more than two years ago? This is a follow up...

An early 20th c. signal era ends #1

The second stage of the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) has been successfully implemented. Its a gradual introduction of the SLM’s...

Another building in the fall

The twin Euston towers seen in rather better days…. We don’t need no HS2. We don’t need no new hotels....

Stages 1/2 CBTC up and running!

The end of the through platforms at Baker Street showing the new CBTC signs. The colour light signals are all...

4LM in brief – 31 August 2019

Trains in the section of tunnel between Edgware Road and Praed St junction last night. Pictures showing stuff on the...

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