Friday Reads – 12 July 2024
London Reconnections | Covering transport topics in and around London
by Heliomass
3d ago
• Watch this space on rail devolution, says Khan (BBC) • The 20 year-old 2016 tube map (Diamond Geezer) • Tokyo’s oldest train line (The Guardian) • Multimodal opportunities as Luxembourg tramway extension opens (Metro Report) • Poorer New Yorkers Bear the Brunt of Online Delivery Boom (Streetsblog) • The deceptive influence of anti-transit groups (San José Spotlight) • The 2003 Broadmeadows Melbourne’s Runaway Train: Video (Taitset) • Buses are stuck on 3rd gear in India. It’s time to privatise with London-style GCC model (ThePrint) Industry News – updated every business day Webinars and Onl ..read more
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Monday’s Friday Reads – 8 July 2024
London Reconnections | Covering transport topics in and around London
by Heliomass
5d ago
• Evolution of Accessibility of Transport in London (Wikipedia-James Scantlebury) • Building Transit Legacy Projects for Olympic Games – An Overview: Video (RMTransit) • Japan introduces enormous humanoid robot to maintain train lines (The Guardian) • Electric rickshaws are finally legal in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Rest of World) • Is Turbulence Getting Worse?: Video (Mentour Now!) • Buses are key to fuelling Indian women’s economic success (In Print) • High-Speed Rail & the Construction of Space in 1960s Japan: Video (HighSpeedRailAlliance) • It’s the uncertainty, not the delay, that gets you i ..read more
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Bonus Trains for Crossrail – More Details
London Reconnections | Covering transport topics in and around London
by Pedantic of Purley
5d ago
We were surprised when on 14th June 2024 it was announced that agreement had been reach by TfL, the DfT and the train maker Alstom to provide 10 new trains for Crossrail. We were not surprised that agreement had been reached, we were surprised that it was announced. During the run up to the general election there is normally a moratorium on new announcements to prevent a government (local or national) making announcements in the hope of influencing an election result. As far as we are aware, this cannot be imposed on private companies so when Alstom was going to announce the deal it made ..read more
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Tuesday LR Meetup 9th July
London Reconnections | Covering transport topics in and around London
by Pedantic of Purley
1w ago
A quick reminder to those interested that our next meeting of 2024 is on Tuesday 9th July at the Crosse Keys pub in the City of London. Normally at least a couple of us are there by 6.30 p.m. Join us anytime in the evening. For more details click ‘Monthly Meetup – 2nd Tuesday Evening in the City‘ at the top of the home page. If you wish to join our small cosy, select group then see you there! The post Tuesday LR Meetup 9th July appeared first on London Reconnections ..read more
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North American Cities Join the Fare Zone Club: Finally Integrating Intermodal Fares
London Reconnections | Covering transport topics in and around London
by Long Branch Mike
1w ago
For most of the history of public transport, integrated tickets and fare zones were largely unheard of. Passengers would generally pay the ticket clerk or conductor a distance-based fare for each leg of their journey, or in the case of some urban rail systems, drop a coin or token in a turnstile. Towards the late twentieth century, the ascendance of the motor car meant that public transport needed to be more user-friendly to compete. Meanwhile, rising prosperity meant labour became more costly; this called for more streamlined, and less labour-intensive ticketing. With complex travel patterns ..read more
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Monday’s Friday Reads – 1 July 2024
London Reconnections | Covering transport topics in and around London
by Heliomass
2w ago
• Beck’s Maps at 90 (Cartographic Journal) • Nottinghamshire power station receives final coal delivery by rail (Rail Advent) • World’s longest railway tunnel to reopen after a year (Rail Technology) • The Paris RER Just Got Better: Video (RMTransit) • Navigating between New York’s Grand Central ‘Terminal’ & ‘Madison’ Stations (Trains) • New York City expands camera network to protect bus lanes (Cities Today) • Montreal West Station’s Pavilion (ArchDaily) • Kate Carr – Midsummer, London (The Quietus) Industry News – updated every business day Webinars and Online Conferences The post Mond ..read more
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Friday Reads – 28 June 2024
London Reconnections | Covering transport topics in and around London
by Heliomass
2w ago
• ‘Technical issues’ further delay DLR’s new trains (Rail Mag) • At Last. Trams reach Blackpool North station (BusAndTrainUser) • No Isle of Wight trains on Ryde Pier for 8 months due to works (Isle of Wight County Press) • Renovation of historic station among designs unveiled for California’s high-speed rail (Dezeen) • Piccadilly Line Northfields to Earls Court Via Terminal 4 Loop: Video (Dale Charman Travels) • Self-Driving Cars Only Safer When Driving In Straight Lines Under Perfect Conditions (Jalopnik) • How traffic noise hurts children’s brains (BBC) • I Ran the Entire Length of Stansted ..read more
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Monday’s Friday Reads – 24 June 2024
London Reconnections | Covering transport topics in and around London
by Heliomass
2w ago
• AI cameras used to detect train passengers’ emotions without them knowing (Independent) • The Unbuilt Tube Line to London Lullingstone Airport: Video (Jago Hazzard) • How The Channel Tunnel Works: Video (How The Channel Tunnel Works) • Rethinking ULEZ for tariff by distance (Zag Daily) • Austria to Curb Crashes by Selling Super-Speeders’ cars (CityLab) • Hôpital Lyon Sud Metro Station’s cool design aesthetic (Archello) • LA’s $9.5 Billion Metro Purple Line Extension Progress: Video (How Structure) • Train Station Certificate: Japan’s PERTIS (KHKQ Beside Trains) Industry News – updated every ..read more
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Monday’s Friday Reads – 17 June 2024
London Reconnections | Covering transport topics in and around London
by Heliomass
3w ago
• Seeing inside the derelict Bishopsgate Goodsyard arches (Ian Visits) • Cars Are Slowing Down in European Cities (Reasons to be Cheerful) • Once a symbol of Detroit’s downturn, iconic Michigan Central Station reopens (CBC) • Track Record of the Long Island Railroad serving New York City (Urban Omnibus) • What New Yorkers Can Learn From London’s Congestion Pricing (Jacobin) • Sydney to Melbourne in four hours: proposal for high-speed rail for Australia (The Guardian) • The longest distance you can walk underneath (Diamond Geezer) • Business owners are still buying into the myth that most custo ..read more
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Friday Reads – 14 June 2024
London Reconnections | Covering transport topics in and around London
by Heliomass
1M ago
• TfL updates on London rail developments (Rail Technology) • When the Bakerloo Line ran to Watford Junction: Video (Jago Hazzard) • How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Contraflow Transit Lanes (Marco Chitti) • How this strange line revived Sydney’s tram network: Video (CityMoose) • Good Move car restriction plan transforms Brussels’ city center (Politico) • One simple trick’ Paris used to reduce its air pollution by 40% (Electrek) • Marburg to pay residents up to €1250 for deregistering their car (polisMOBILITY) • How Toronto transformed a highway underpass into a vibrant public spa ..read more
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