A purely speculative post about an envisgaed new northern terminus for the Piccadilly line.
Disability campaigners have welcomed the launch of a new feature on Google Maps designed to help wheelchair-users find step-free routes around London. The tech giant has launched an extra filter on their Maps service enabling users to select a ‘wheelchair accessible’ option when looking up public transport directions around the city. Transport for All, which … Continue reading Google Maps launches wheelchair friendly journey-planner →
UXBRIDGE There has been a station at Uxbridge since the late 1880s, but the current station (four platforms, two for each of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines) was built in the 1930s when the Piccadilly line took over what had been the Uxbridge branch of the District. This station is one of the most iconic … Continue reading Uxbridge →
INTRODUCTION I made this journey a week ago en route to the Anna Kennedy Autism Expo at Brunel University. The journey divides naturally into several segments… KING’S CROSS TO GREAT PORTLAND STREET For this section of the route the Metropolitan line shares tracks with the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, although on the day … Continue reading Between King’s Cross and Uxbridge on the Metropolitan Line →
The official London Underground map is an essential part of living in the capital, but several alternatives have been released in a bid to make commuters’ lives easier. Published by Transport for London over the years, they are aimed at the entire cross-section of people who use the Tube. One encourages commuters to walk between … Continue reading The five most useful alternative Tube maps →
A new Tube map showing how much workers earn near London’s stations has revealed employers in the Barbican district offer the capital’s highest wages. Average salaries for advertised jobs in the area, famed for its arts centre and expensive flats, were over £52,700, according to a study by jobs site Adzuna. The next highest paying … Continue reading New Tube map reveals how much workers earn near London’s stations →
Transport for London (TfL) took a significant step today in its search for a manufacturer to design and build a new generation of trains for the Docklands.. Source: New Generation of Trains to Start Serving London from 2022
INTRODUCTION All of this post bar this introduction has appeared on aspi.blog a few moments ago. Because the road at the heart of it all is Exhbition Road, London, close to both South Kensington and Gloucester Road (each served by the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines) I am also posting it here. Here is a satellite … Continue reading Shared Space Roads →
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