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  • Unbuilt London: The 500 foot high Skyport One heliport – IanVisits
    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 In the early days of the motorcar architects were already looking to what would replace it as the popular transport of the upper classes and obviously private helicopters were to be the transport of choice For there to be skies full of helicopters there need to be places to land and preferably high up so the noise didn t disturb the people below Very high up On stilts Designed by James Dartford for Pilkington s Glass Age Development Committee it was part of a programme to show off how the future would look specifically in the year 2000 but built using technologies available in the 1950s The intention was to build the new office block combo heliport near Waterloo Station at St George s Circus Helicopters would use the platform atop the three tall glass enclosed elevator shafts through which passengers and crew members would be carried from street level Other features would be a sky top restaurant with a far reaching view of the city The building below would house offices hotels and garages In total the building would have been around 500 feet tall The three clover leaf platforms would have been 120 feet in diameter which was expected to provide enough space for 24 landings per hour assuming 7 minutes of time per

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/12/20/unbuilt-london-the-500-foot-high-skyport-one-heliport/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval – IanVisits
    will see the capacity of the tube station increased by 40 and two news travolators added to speed transfers between the Central and Northern lines However it will take until 2021 for all the works to be completed and part of that will see a partial shut down of the Northern Line for two months in 2020 The main gist of the plans is to dig an entirely new southbound tunnel and platforms for the Northern Line then create a much larger set of corridors linking the Northern Line platforms to the rest of the station The new corridor will in fact be the old Southern tunnel in a reuse policy that worked well at stations such as Euston Angel and London Bridge There will also be a new entrance to the station built on Cannon Street roughly half way between the two existing entrances to the Bank Monument complex of tunnels And to finish off three new lifts and 12 new escalators are being included The redevelopment will complement current work to create a new entrance to the Waterloo City line Just metres away from Walbrook Square the new entrance will offer two new lifts four new escalators and a new ticket hall when it opens in late 2017 Once work starts over 200 engineers and staff will work on site at Bank 24 hours a day until 2021 Most of the tunneling will be by mechanical diggers and sprayed concrete the site is too small and complex for a big sexy tunnel boring machine to work in The main construction works are expected to finish around April 2020 Then the Northern Line closes for a couple of months and the new underground tunnels should be ready for the public in August 2020 It ll take another year to

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/12/18/bank-tube-station-upgrade-gets-final-approval/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news – IanVisits
    Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A weekly round up of London s rail transport news London Underground Hanson has secured a 5 million contract for work on the Northern line extension Concrete is being supplied from batching plants at Wandsworth and Wimbledon World Cement Calls to tackle Tube fare dodgers as TfL loses more than 61m this year to evasion Local Times The Bakerloo line extension to Old Kent Road New Cross Gate and Lewisham just came a step closer CityAM although campaigners say extension does not go far enough South London Press People should not be allowed to eat hot food on the London Underground because it can be offensive and a health hazard a Conservative peer has urged BBC News Crossrail Watch the animation clip to see how Crossrail s concreting train is used to fit out tunnels Rail Magazine Mainline Overground Hundreds evacuated after train fire at Marylebone station Telegraph A new timetable for trains linking London to Reading Windsor and Hounslow has been launched with extra services and more carriages BBC News EU funding proposals for new London Overground stations Press Release FOR the first time a train has operated under ETCS with cab signalling through central London marking six years of development for the Thameslink project Rail Journal Nine out of ten of Britain s busiest railway stations are in London and Waterloo tops the table ITV c2c permanently cancel rush hour Barking and West Ham trains due to overcrowding London24 New train service to link Falkirk and London Falkirk Herald Miscellaneous The creator of a parody Tube sign app has been forced to remove it after a legal threat from Transport for London Standard See a Steam Train on the London Overground this Saturday IanVisits Imagine if a man

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/12/17/weekly-round-up-of-londons-railway-transport-news-128/ (2016-02-16)
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  • See a Steam Train on the London Overground this Saturday – IanVisits
    service is one of the day trip events put on by Steam Dreams and the train will run between Southend and Salisbury passing through North London twice That gives you two opportunities to find a suitable spot with a good view of the railway and watch the train charging through London Warning there is a chance that the evening trip wont include the steam train so best to watch the morning one Estimated times passing through stations below Naturally you can watch from any suitable bridge or road so long as you do so sensibly Stations in bold are where the train stops for a couple of minutes Station Morning Evening Upminster 09 41 21 00 Barking 09 53 20 34 Woodgrange Park 09 57 20 30 Leyton Midland Road 10 05 20 17 South Tottenham 10 15 20 08 Upper Holloway 10 24 20 00 Gospel Oak 10 34 19 56 West Hampstead 10 40 19 48 Acton Central 10 58 Brentford 11 30 Hounslow 11 36 Staines 11 49 Willesden Junction High Level 19 40 West Ealing 19 30 Hanwell Bridge 18 53 loco change Southall 18 50 The locomotive expected to be used is the 6201 built in 1933 although it might be the 45407 Facebook 0 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Reddit 0 Twitter 0 0 0 goblin steam train 2 thoughts on See a Steam Train on the London Overground this Saturday Nile says December 19 2015 at 11 37 am Thanks for the tip I read this just in time to dash out and grab a snaphot at Leytonstone High Road An interesting point there was much less smoke and noise than I expected And as it passed through the station after a brief halt I found out why a very ordinary diesel locomotive was

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/12/16/see-a-steam-train-on-the-london-overground-this-saturday/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Unbuilt London: A balloon barrage surrounding the city – IanVisits
    or five balloons However it was so heavy that it could not be sent up very high and the balloons bunched together from its weight Against modern aeroplanes it would have been useless The barrage proposed was not an apron of wires strung between the balloons but a simple design where the balloon simply holds a wire upright in the sky As the Air Commodore noted if these balloons were place at 100 yard intervals with bombers having average wing spans of 70 feet then there was a one in four chance that a plane passing through the mine field will hit one of the wires and hence a 50 change of being destroyed if the plane gets over London and tries to leave As media reports of the time noted a 50 chance of destruction would be too high a level of loss for any military to sustain The secret was how the cables would be able to destroy the planes as a 3mm wide cable would be annoying to a large plane but not lethal On that the Air Commodore retained a degree of military silence While details are scarce it is known that the balloon while filled with explosive hydrogen was not the weapon Something special was to be done to the wire itself On this point I must content myself with assuring you that this problem of making the cable lethal against modern aircraft has been found capable of solution Air Commodore Hearson At the lecture Hearson admitted that at present the balloons could not get up to 25 000ft commonly used by aircraft of the time but he said that it took considerable effort for a bomber to take a useful load of bombs up to that level above the city A barrage of only 10 000ft in height would help the defence of London a great deal He did note that if planes chose to avoid the balloon mine field by flying higher then they would be less able to drop bombs accurately and would be reaching an altitude where London s pollution was thinner so it would be easier for fighter planes to spot the bombers and deal with them In addition aircraft coming in low over London are at less risk of being shot down by anti aircraft guns as by the time they are spotted and targeted they have probably passed over the gunners heads High up there is more time to aim the guns and fire Air Commodore Hearson concluded with the words A balloon barrage as part of the air defences of London is almost an accomplished fact It is not a political stunt and it is not merely a scare crow It will be a very real and considerable contribution to the air defences meeting a requirement which cannot be met by any other means known at present Just 1 100 balloons would have been needed to create a barrier some 20 miles around London reaching 2 miles

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/12/12/unbuilt-london-a-balloon-barrage-surrounding-the-city/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news – IanVisits
    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 A weekly round up of London s rail transport news London Underground If You Caught the Tube Last Friday You re a Record Breaker Gizmodo A Muslim Tube passenger has reportedly been forced off a train after a commuter accused him of using an iPad suspiciously Independent Bakerloo line extension TfL favours Lewisham via Old Kent Road SE1 Caledonian Road Station closure delayed until March Islington Gazette When will the last tube station ticket office close Diamond Geezer Crossrail Not far from Paddington can be found a small but surprisingly important part of the Crossrail project IanVisits Greenwich and Shooters Hill college students visit Abbey Wood Crossrail station construction site NewsShopper Rail 787 Heathrow Express and Crossrail the need for a fat controller Christian Wolmar Crossrail will be on time and budget thanks to Olympics training says Ashtead chief Evening Standard Boris Johnson has announced the creation of a new company which will oversee all future development and subject to funding construction of the proposed Crossrail 2 rail link MayorWatch Mainline Overground Overground extension to Barking Riverside backed by businesses B D Post Engineers seek long term solutions to rail congestion RTM The Heathrow Express can no longer claim it runs every 15 minutes after a customer complained that the frequency drops to once every 30 minutes late in the day Telegraph Woman was dragged along platform at London station after being trapped by train doors Evening Standard c2c timetable for Shoeburyness to London Fenchurch Street trains set to

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/12/10/weekly-round-up-of-londons-railway-transport-news-127/ (2016-02-16)
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  • New Years Eve London travel sponsors – IanVisits
    tomorrow Things to do in London during Feb 2016 Things to do in London in Mar 2016 Things to do in London in 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 This year s free travel on London transport over the night of New Year s Eve is being sponsored by a company that wants you to leave London albeit only for a short while for a holiday They appear to be the first time a website has sponsored the evening and a look at previous years where a sponsor was available they come from two distinct areas of business 2001 No sponsor 2002 Smirnoff Alcohol 2003 No sponsor 2004 Fosters Alcohol 2005 Natwest Financial 2006 NatWest Financial 2007 No sponsor 2008 No sponsor 2009 ING Direct Financial 2010 Wonga Financial 2011 Diageo Alcohol 2012 Diageo Alcohol 2013 Diageo Alcohol 2014 No sponsor 2015 Kayak Travel website It would seem that the time of the free travel offer hasn t changed running from 23 45pm to 4 30am each year Incidentally the sponsorship covers just a fraction of the cost in 2003 the cost of the overnight service was 1 7 million Facebook 4 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Reddit 0 Twitter 0 0

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/12/08/new-years-eve-london-travel-sponsors/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Unfurling ice-rinks onto the River Thames – IanVisits
    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 An architectural practice has shown off a concept for an unfolding ice rink which can be installed in places along the river and unfurl like a flower when the weather is right to form a natural ice rink The so called frost flowers are circular ice rinks designed by NBBJ the same people behind the idea of turning the Circle Line into a giant travelator Like the travelator the ice rinks are headline grabbing but equally impractical The idea is that when the weather is right the structure unfolds in the Thames and sits just below the water line to collect the river water and then it would be lifted up and the water frozen Unfortunately that s more difficult when also surrounded by a large body of much warmer water and river water freezes less easily than the clean water used by modern ice rinks Also the idea that the ice rinks can fold away and not be a nuisance until needed forgets the river regulations that would need boat collision buoys to be installed around each ice rink on a permanent basis In all a headline grabbing publicity friendly folly Incidentally despite their fame there were just 24 frost fairs over a 430 year period and while they occurred roughly once a decade during the 17th century they were much rarer at other times than popular myth might lead you to believe Facebook 17 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Reddit 13

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/12/08/unfurling-ice-rinks-onto-the-river-thames/ (2016-02-16)
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