london transport

The London public transportation system is starting a program that issues a badge and card to people with invisible illnesses. It’s designed for passengers who have trouble standing but don’t appear visibly impaired, like people who have cancer or epilepsy, so they don’t have to feel awkward asking for a seat when they need one. Source

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London Transport . 1967 Tube Stock . 3102 . Northumberland Park . Sunday 13th-March-1980 . by AndrewHA’s
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The only place where you can photograph trains on the Victoria Line of the London Underground system , in the Open-Air is where they come to the surface just prior to their Depot at Northumberland Park , North East London . A 1967 Tube Stock train led by Car number 3102 , heads out of the Depot to take up service . It will join the Victoria Line just east of Seven Sisters Station . Northumberland Park . Sunday 13th-March-1980 .

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R1346 Pre 36 stock D Park 11Apr1964 by Ron Fisher
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1964/04/11.R1346. Pre-1936 tube stock outside the Drayton Park car sheds on the 11th April, 1964. Many years later, I was to be involved with lifting the track from the car-sheds and yard at Drayton Park. It was in very good condition and was purchased by the Ffestiniog Railway for further use in North Wales. The London Area Group of the Ffestiniog Railway Society was therefore asked to lift the track and load it onto a wagon for transportation to Wales. Copyright © Ron Fisher.

London After Dark, by Fred Millett, from 1968. One of the posters featured in the recent London Transport Museum Night Shift exhibition. “In the dusk, the West End comes to life. Street lamps brighten, and the twinkling lights turn Piccadilly Circus into a brashly magical fairyland…”

GIF: Evolution of the London Underground Roundel (1908-2016)

Surprisingly, I haven’t seen anything like this on the Internet before, so I went and made my own. It’s been compiled from various sources (both official and unofficial), so the quality is a little variable, but it’s still fun to look at! 

I’ve made the dimensions of the circle/ring consistent across all the different versions, so the height and width of the crossbar shrinks and grows over the years. The graphic is by no means exhaustive, but I think I’ve covered all the major revisions over the years. Let me know if I’ve missed a big one!

Of particular interest is the subtle tweaking of the negative space in more recent times (from the 1970s onwards), and the sheer number of roundels in use today.