St Pancras International currently has three different railway anniversaries. These are the opening of the Eurostar terminal on 11 November 2007 followed by the new Thameslink station on 9 December of that year (both 10 years ago) and the station itself has entered its 150th year of public service.
Sources have, this weekend just gone, been extolling the fact Crossrail shall consist of distinct and separate, Lizzy themed sections before it becomes one whole ginormous cross London railway.
Know the Legible Street Signs? They’re touted as being accurate. Lots of money spent on them (at 2015 prices the bigger ones cost about £20,000) ensuring the information is as factual as possible along with expensive maps. TfL say of their signs “The signs offer a consistent experience and information about distances between areas.”
Remember the Knightsbridge Rhino? I wrote about that earlier this year.
Its now a Christmas Rhino! Fully fledged in Santa Claus costume. How did they get those xmas clothes on? I mean a Rhino wouldn’t be easy to measure up. Think of the struggle trying to hold it whilst it has its measurements taken!
This is the third and final post on Cockfosters station, at the eastern end of the Piccadilly Line, following the series that took us from Finsbury Park through Arnos Grove for the actual anniversary of opening on 19th September 2017, and then further instalments covering Southgate, Oakwood and finally Cockfosters. Here we take a look at the latter station’s main environs including the mini bus station, entrances, roundels, and briefly the depot and its sidings.
This is a post about St Paul’s church in Winchmore Hill, North London, which has links to people I once knew in the locality. I’ve met the vicars and church wardens who kindly helped me with my research, so I would like to tell you a little bit about the the church and its interesting history.
As some of you will know, the famous Oktoberfest roller coaster the München (aka Olympia) Looping made a return to Hyde Park for this year’s Winter Wonderland. Publicity for Winter Wonderland in the London papers during the weeks running up to the November 17th opening night included pictures of the ride.
I wrote about Bond Street just over a week ago. Since that post there have been some changes to how passengers are circulated around the station. And it does seem no matter how they do it, the station seems to be quite confusing!
Winter Wonderland is back. Its official opening was on 17th November and it’ll be open everyday (except Xmas Day) until New Years Day.
Most of the popular rides are back and some new ones too. The layout this year is mainly similar to last year however the big difference this time is the inclusion of a huge Bavarian theme section, which has changed the western side of Winder Wonderland, meaning somewhat fewer rides this year.
This year was the 50th anniversary of the Isle of Wight’s ‘underground’, an anniversary that appears to have been missed! There may have been local celebrations however the news archives at the British Library had nothing on record. Instead the 150th anniversary of the line was celebrated in 2014.