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.”
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.
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.
Its Christmas time again! Well not quite but its the time when ye olde merry lights go up!
Although I only featured one of these at this time last year, in my view there were two sets of illuminations constituting the best of 2016’s lights.
Bond Street is now on its sixth phase or so of development since 1900. The new entrance within the western stub of Marylebone Lane was opened yesterday and Geoff Tech explained much about the new station, courtesy of his You Tube channel.
Today (14 November 2017) one of the world’s most prestigious artists launched his latest commission. This happens to be a pair of barges on the Grand Union Canal at Paddington.