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Today S London Underground

Author : Reiss O'Neill
ISBN : 1473823471
Genre : History
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The Underground network in London has always held a fascination for historians and transport enthusiasts, from the early days of the steam operated system in the 1860s. Today's London Underground covers the network as it is today, with features on the different lines across the capital and the modern day rolling stock in use, which serve London. The book covers all aspects of operation in pictures and text, with features on depots, stations, infrastructure and servicing facilities.

London Underground

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London S Underground

Author : John Glover
ISBN : 0711038260
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Comprehensively illustrated with a selection of photographs and line drawings, this new edition of London's Underground will become the standard work of reference on the Underground, its past, present and future.


Author : P.D. Smith
ISBN : 9781608197064
Genre : History
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For the first time in the history of the planet, more than half the population - 3.3 billion people - are now living in cities. Two hundred years ago only 3 per cent of the world's population were urbanites, a figure that had remained fairly stable (give or take the occasional plague) for about 1000 years. By 2030, 60 per cent of us will be urban dwellers. City is the ultimate handbook for the archetypal city and contains main sections on 'History', 'Customs and Language', 'Districts', 'Transport', 'Money', 'Work', 'Tourist Sites', 'Shops and markets', 'Nightlife', etc., and mini-essays on anything and everything from Babel, Tenochtitlán and Ellis Island to Beijing, Mumbai and New York, and from boulevards, suburbs, shanty towns and favelas, to skylines, urban legends and the sacred. Drawing on a wide range of examples from cities across the world and throughout history, it explores the reasons why people first built cities and why urban populations are growing larger every year. City is illustrated throughout with a range of photographs, maps and other illustrations.

Into The Darkness

Author : Peter Zimonjic
ISBN : 9781446444627
Genre : Political Science
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On the morning of 7 July 2005, Peter Zimonjic, a Canadian journalist living and working in London, was travelling on an eastbound Circle line train heading towards Edgware Road. Coming in the opposite direction was a train carrying Mohammed Sidique Khan with a bag full of explosives. As the trains passed each other in the tunnel, Sidique Khan detonated his bomb. Peter's train came to a standstill and he managed to smash the window in his carriage and crawl into the carnage where he and several others spent the next hour desperately trying to help the injured and dying. Into the Darkness reconstructs the story of the day at all four bomb sites based on intensive interviews with dozens of survivors. In the form of a dramatic narrative this book documents the bravery, the triumphs, the despairs, and the shortfalls that occurred on a day when the innocence of thousands of ordinary commuters was lost forever.

London Underground Timeline

Author : Robert Rowland
ISBN : 1473828120
Genre : Transportation
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London Underground Time Line is the story of the London Underground network, from 1863 to the present day. The book charts the system as it evolved from the early cut and cover Metropolitan and Metropolitan & District Rlys, through to the early deep level tubes, such as the City & South London, Hampstead, Central London and Baker Street & Waterloo, which were cut through the London clay and are the backbone of the modern system. The book looks at the trains, infrastructure and operating systems that make up this famous and extensive transport network that is the envy of the world. The book takes the reader on a journey through time from the Victorian steam era, through to the system of today with its new S Stock and futuristic project for driverless trains, which are planned to enter service within the next decade. The book contains many old and often rare pictures and maps of the system at various periods of its development, which will fascinate and intrigue the reader.

The Subterranean Railway

Author : Christian Wolmar
ISBN : 9781848872530
Genre : History
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Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In The Subterranean Railway, Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive engineering achievements in history. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the Underground's contribution to twentieth-century industrial design and its role during two world wars, the story comes right up to the present with its sleek, driverless trains and the wrangles over the future of the system. The Subterranean Railway reveals London's hidden wonder in all its glory and shows how the railway beneath the streets helped create the city we know today.

Imagined Londons

Author : Pamela K. Gilbert
ISBN : 0791455017
Genre : History
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Imagined Londons explores the diverse ways that Britain's "global city" has been imagined and represented in literature, history, the arts, and popular culture, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. American and British contributors examine a variety of topics, ranging from poetry to architecture, from dance music to gay pornography, from "tube" maps to the role of Bangladeshi communities in shaping contemporary London politics. Broadly interdisciplinary and deeply attentive to London's historical diversity, the book is unified by its attention to a single question: How have the many imaginations and representations of London shaped -- and been shaped by -- history and culture? The answers provided within this volume offer the chance to view London in surprising new ways.


Author : Roy Porter
ISBN : 0674538390
Genre : History
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An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical Age into an important medieval city and significant Renaissance urban center to a modern colossus--full of a free people ever evolving. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with vigor and wit. 58 photos.

House Of Commons Transport Committee The Performance Of The London Underground

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Transport Committee
ISBN : 0215022912
Genre : Subways
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The Public Private Partnership (PPP) for London Underground was signed on 31 December 2002 and two consortia look after the infrastructure of the Tube network on thirty-year contracts, which are reviewed every seven and a half years. The concern of the Committee is to monitor how the arrangements are working in practice and this report, with its evidence is part of that process. The subjects covered are: major works; performance; safety; London Underground's powers; ownership. On the evidence it has received the Committee doubts that the improvements in facilities and performance are in proportion to the sums of money flowing through the PPP.

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