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  • Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news – IanVisits
    29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A weekly round up of London s rail transport news London Underground The Croxley Rail Link project has been signed off by the Government Watford Observer A Tube platform from which a woman fell and was dragged under a train this week was not overcrowded a new CCTV picture has revealed Evening Standard No Do Nothing Option The increasing cost of the Bakerloo s trains London Reconnections Finsbury Park station to be upgraded to ease overcrowding ITV Market stalls outside Stockwell Tube station were told by TFL that they have to leave their current pitch in Clapham Road by the end of April South London Press New tube station exhibition this week IanVisits Three year old falls into gap between London Underground Tube and platform at Baker Street Independent London Underground has placed its order for two tunnel boring machines to be used on the Northern Line extension Construction Enquirer Crossrail LDS has won the go ahead for new plans to redevelop the site above and around the Bond Street Crossrail station Architects Journal Crossrail holding talks about Bedlam excavations IanVisits Proposals for a major overhaul of Hayes Harlington station as part of the Crossrail programme have been approved by Hillingdon Council Bdaily Custom House Crossrail bridges to open in November Newham Recorder Mainline Overground Remains of a disused station uncovered by Network Rail IanVisits Commuters face dire consequences at London Bridge if more is not done to quell the rush hour chaos plaguing the station the government was warned today Evening Standard Network Rail have promised more staff and timetable amendments

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/03/19/weekly-round-up-of-londons-railway-transport-news-89/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Abseilers installing art inside Westminster tube station – IanVisits
    2016 London Calendar Jan Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 May 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life Last week as London slept abseilers were seen working their way around the cavernous box that is the Westminster tube station Copyright TfL It s for an art project Not the abseiling itself but their antics were needed to install 24 large sized photos into the concrete alcoves that line the station wall The reason to mark 6 months until the arrival of the 24 hour tube train The works include a 1920s ballroom dance by Sir Cecil Beaton American rock n roll legend Bruce Springsteen captured outside Hammersmith Odeon in 1979 by Chalkie Davies and a photograph of a Tube worker on his way home taken by fashion and portrait photographer Rankin Probably the one that seemed to capture the most attention was one of Paul McCartney proving the undying allure of celebrity The exhibition which runs until 12th April after which the abseilers will have to make a return visit to remove them Facebook 22 Google 1 Linkedin 0 Reddit 0 Twitter 0 0 23 london underground tfl westminster 2 thoughts on Abseilers installing art inside Westminster tube station Bob Calvert says March 18 2015 at 11 31 pm wow I ve often commented

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/03/18/abseilers-installing-art-inside-westminster-tube-station/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Crossrail holding talks about Bedlam excavations – IanVisits
    Apr 2016 London Calendar Jan Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 May 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life Starting this week Crossrail is hosting a weekly briefing on its archeology dig at Liverpool Street which aims to recover some 3 000 remains from the Bedlam burial site A team of 60 archaeologists will work in shifts six days a week to remove skeletons and carefully record evidence for what may prove to be in archaeology terms London s most valuable 16th and 17th century cemetery site The excavation is being undertaken by MOLA Museum of London Archaeology on behalf of Crossrail Weekly updates live from the archaeology site Each Thursday evening between 6pm

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/03/17/crossrail-holding-talks-about-bedlam-excavations/ (2016-02-16)
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  • New tube station exhibition this week – IanVisits
    to Lambeth in summer 2015 The following two images from Studiodare Architects give an idea of what the station might look like Facebook 40 Google 2 Linkedin 0 Reddit 0 Twitter 7 7 49 battersea nine elms northern line 10 thoughts on New tube station exhibition this week Scott says March 17 2015 at 6 02 pm Three up escalators but no down eh That s one way to stop overcrowding Reply Sam F says March 17 2015 at 8 18 pm I know it s just an impression but I wonder whether there will really be no platform edge doors Reply Chris says March 18 2015 at 5 12 pm There are no PEDs elsewhere on the Northern they ve not been mentioned up to now and they may end up running a mixed fleet of trains so it s unlikely they d be fitted Reply Mark says March 18 2015 at 8 54 pm Also buried in the plans TfL will build a 20 storey block of 330 flats on top of the station And no mention of affordable housing anywhere in the consultation materials Reply ianvisits says March 18 2015 at 9 06 pm It s hardly buried as the main purpose of this current consultation is to discuss the over site development and I used an artists impression of the development in this blog post Reply Mark says March 19 2015 at 11 41 am The letter sent to local residents and the main TfL consultations page obliquely refers to associated development proposals above the station without stating the scale of development proposed Omitting this fairly crucial detail and relying on people to attend the exhibition or download the consultation documents to find out doesn t feel entirely transparent not least for the people currently living in two storey sheltered housing on the other side of Pascal Street I m normally one to defend TfL and the Northern Line Extension but this does feel a bit low There s not even a promise of affordable housing Reply ianvisits says March 19 2015 at 9 03 pm No one will ever be happy with the communications given during a consultation That is why public consultations exist so that people can read in considerable detail about the plans all the information is there both online and you can ask for printed copies or print them off yourself then all you have to do is read it Dropping comments such as burying information and oblique references to what is actually clearly stated intent suggests less a complaint about the state of the document than the plans themselves Reply Joe Cairns says March 20 2015 at 1 13 pm Why are we UK taxpayers building this line to nowhere I do not understand why 1 billion pounds of public money is going to build a dead end line to service plots to be developed by private developers This is but the latest example of corporate welfare If private developers want

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/03/17/new-tube-station-exhibition-this-week/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Remains of a disused station uncovered by Network Rail – IanVisits
    on the 15th March 1915 as did its more famous neighbour up the road at Spa Road One hundred years ago today in fact Southwark Park s ticket hall has long since been gutted and used as a storage facility but the platforms had seemingly vanished forever That is until Network Rail recently uncovered them as they relaid the tracks as part of the London Bridge Thameslink upgrade programme They knew the platforms had existed but were unsure what if anything remained underneath the ballast that filled the site It was a mild surprise then to find the foundations still intact Photo courtesy Bermondsey Dive Under Structure Strengthening Programme This has since been covered over with the fresh new tracks in their new alignment for the upgrade works Photo courtesy Bermondsey Dive Under Structure Strengthening Programme The ticket hall built into the railway arches underneath the line doesn t have much left to suggest its former occupation but I was given a chance to take a look around with Network Rail s Project Manager Greg Thornett and assistant holding large torches to illuminate what was left As interesting as the visit was it was still work and the main reason was for the staff to take a look at some of the old roof light wells These are now covered with a light steel plate but sit right where the new tracks plan to run so will have to be reinforced before that work can continue The light well what s left of it can be seen in the below photo as the rectangle of brown metal There are three of these in the old ticket hall and a few more conventional round light wells in some of the other arches The station apart from being no longer there does

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/03/15/remains-of-a-disused-station-uncovered-by-network-rail/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news – IanVisits
    Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A weekly round up of London s rail transport news London Underground Southwark Council has denied claims made by TfL that it has agreed a deal to develop land it owns near Southwark Underground Station SE1 Pictures of an insane scrum of passengers at Oxford Circus station are proof of the desperate need to upgrade the transport network Tube bosses admitted Evening Standard Woman dragged under London Underground train at Clapham South Telegraph Crossrail Crossrail have accepted liability and agreed to repair cracking damage to homes on a council estate caused by their tunnelling work West End Extra Crossrail to move 3 000 plague victims IanVisits Watch this video captured by a drone flying through Crossrail tunnels BBC Crossrail enters final leg of mammoth tunnelling programme Global Rail News Mainline Overground A look at Bermondsey s railway dive under construction site IanVisits Plans for a new rail link to Heathrow Airport as part of the HS2 high speed network have been ruled out by the transport minister BBC News London Bridge staff are having hot coffee thrown on them and being spat at by angry commuters as travel chaos continues CityAM Cigarette may have caused fire on tracks near level crossing at Strawberry Hill station Local London Ministers urged to seek TfL s help to end London Bridge train misery Mayor Watch DLR Man exposed himself on DLR before stalking woman Docklands Advertiser Miscellaneous Posters advertising the hit play Bad Jews have been banned from Tube stations by Transport for London The JC Creepy colourless commuters stalk the Tube London 24 TfL issuing staff with

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/03/12/weekly-round-up-of-londons-railway-transport-news-88/ (2016-02-16)
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  • The largest exhibition about the Magna Carta ever staged – IanVisits
    it today The lesser document deals with more mundane issues and is probably the more significant in how it affected common folk The Magna Carta dealt with Barons the Charter of the Forest dealt with rolling back the Royal forests and the limits on what farmers could do We venerate the Magna Carta which affected hardly anyone but often overlook the lesser document which was more significant You might find out that when writing his play about the King a certain William Shakespeare didn t mention the Magna Carta at all That s because by the 16th century it was a rather neglected bit of history and somewhat lacking in importance It was to gain the importance that we attribute to it today only during the English civil war and while the original agreement saved King John s throne the later interpretation was to see King Charles I lose his head The primacy of law over the Throne having been set an English Bill of Rights was drafted and a condition of the later Glorious Revolution was that the Monarch agree to it Since then the law has slowly encroached on royal privilege and today no one in the UK is above the law not even the Queen Although Regina vs Regina would be a novel trial indeed You ll learn about how the Magna Carta underpinned the USA s Declaration of Independence and their own Bill of Rights For the first time ever Thomas Jefferson s own early draft of the Declaration with the ban on slavery later written out and the Bill of Rights are on display in the UK The Magna Carta was now starting to gain popular awareness and was increasingly cited in legal cases where civil rights were the issue at stake While issues affecting medieval barons might not seem that relevant to the civil rights movements it was often a totemic object to drop into speeches and debates The Brits having long held a somewhat ambivalent attitude to the document and its legal rights didn t even extend the right to trial by Jury to British subjects living overseas in the Empire until a petition was upheld calling for it And then only for British subjects not the locals You ll see a letter from a British civil servant dismissing the idea of a Magna Carta day throughout the Commonwealth on the grounds that it might provoke unwelcome opinions in British colonies yearning for independence In fact as you might be slightly stunned to learn the UK considered offering a copy of an original Magna Carta to the USA in exchange for it entering the war The USA having higher regard for the document than the Brits might have been tempted except that the British government never thought to ask Lincoln Cathedral who owned the document if they would mind handing over They could have probably requisitioned it under war time laws but fortunately the deaths of thousands of American servicemen was not to

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/03/11/the-largest-exhibition-about-the-magna-carta-ever-staged/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Military flypast over London on Friday – IanVisits
    Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life Look to the skies This Friday lunchtime 13th March there will be a military flypast over the centre of London A service to remember the 453 British servicemen and women who lost their lives during the Afghanistan campaign will take place at St Paul s Cathedral and will be followed by a parade through the City of London from St Paul s to the Guildhall and a flypast Following the service The Prince of Wales will take the salute as a parade of personnel who served in Afghanistan from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines the Army and the Royal Air Force and veterans supported by military bands and Pipes and Drums will make their way from St Paul s Cathedral The parade route is Ludgate Hill St Paul s Churchyard New Change Cheapside and King Street then Guildhall and expected to take place between noon and 1pm A flypast of aircraft used in the campaign including Chinook Apache and Sea King helicopters and Hercules and Tornado aircraft will take place over the parade and the Cathedral in tribute The flypast is due to take place during the military parade although an air traffic warning for a military flypast over Tulse Hill exists for 12 20pm so I expect the planes to come in via Croydon Tulse Hill Southwark and over the City of London that would tie in with the planes approaching towards the viewing area at St Paul s which is a raised platform opposite the City of London visitor centre should you want to be in place to see royal heads Facebook 125

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/03/10/military-flypast-over-london-on-friday/ (2016-02-16)
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