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Crossrail 2 critical to prevent overloading of trains into Waterloo
Crossrail 2 critical to prevent overloading of trains into Waterloo

Crossrail 2 critical to prevent overloading of trains into Waterloo

Anyone who has squashed onto a train heading to Waterloo in the morning knows that the line is packed, and a report from Network Rail has looked at what can be done to improve things, in the short term, and up to 2050.

Aug
02
2021
Visit Woking’s art-deco railway control room
Visit Woking’s art-deco railway control room

Visit Woking’s art-deco railway control room

The astonishing electrical control room at Woking will be open to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days at the weekend.

Sep
04
2018
Visit an art-deco railway control room
Visit an art-deco railway control room

Visit an art-deco railway control room

It was missing when I did the first list, but the astonishing electrical control room at Woking will be open to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days next weekend.

Sep
04
2016
Double-deck trains proposed for Waterloo station lines
Double-deck trains proposed for Waterloo station lines

Double-deck trains proposed for Waterloo station lines

One of the most oft cited "solutions" to railway overcrowding is the introduction of double-deck trains, which are regularly used in other countries.

Nov
22
2014
British Railway’s Art-Deco Style Electrical Control Room
British Railway’s Art-Deco Style Electrical Control Room

British Railway’s Art-Deco Style Electrical Control Room

At the height of the art-deco movement, Southern Railways lead the UK in the move from steam trains to electric, and naturally needed some control rooms to manage the electricity supply.

Sep
12
2012