Unbuilt London: A travolator on top of London Bridge
When London Bridge was being shipped off the to USA, one of the ideas mooted for its modern replacement was a high level, covered travolator to help speed pedestrians from the railway station to the City.
Unbuilt London: Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham
Back in the late 1980s, plans were seriously looked at which could have seen a new Northern Line spur constructed between Kennington, and either Streatham, or along the proposed Bakerloo Line extension, towards Peckham.
Unbuilt London: The Victorian proposal for a railway to Westminster Abbey
Fairly recently, a chap called Moffat wrote a story about an underground railway in Westminster -- to the considerable fury of tube geeks who spent an inordinate time chewing over holes in the plot.
Unbuilt London: A roller-coaster monorail under the streets of London
A little over 100 years ago a radical new form of underground railway was proposed -- a monorail of most unusual design, but one that would be designed like an underground roller coaster with sharp declines and ascents between stations.
Unbuilt London: The railway in the middle of the Thames
Imagine if you will, a city straining to cope with a growing population and a transport network barely able to keep up. Lots of plans are submitted for new railway schemes to deal with the bottleneck, but all have one major downside -- the destruction of vast swathes of housing and factories.
Unbuilt London: Victorian plans to encircle London with a Crystalline Railway
Bend your imagination to thoughts of the grandest of grand Victorian visions, and encircle the centre of our Metropolis with a vast crystal snake.
Unbuilt London: The City Terminus Railway
Mr Charles Pearson was a City Solicitor, and politician of great ambition for London's railways, but sadly for him at least, very little direct success.
Unbuilt London: Victorian Railway Stations that Tried to Span the Thames
Blackfriars railway station has recently become the first station to span right across the River Thames, with entrances on both sides of the river – but it wasn’t the first time that someone tried to put a railway bridge across…