London Overground

Author: Iain Sinclair
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241971500
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Iain Sinclair explores modern London through a day's hike around the London Overground route. Echoing his journey in London Orbital over a decade ago, Iain Sinclair narrates his second circular walk around the capital. Shortly after rush-hour and accompanied by a rambling companion, Sinclair begins walking along London's Overground network, or, 'Ginger Line'. With characteristic playfulness, detours into folk history, withering assessments of the political classes and a joyful allegiance to the ordinary oddball, Sinclair guides us on a tour of London's trendiest new transport network - and shows the shifting, changing city from new and surprising angles. 'He is incapable of writing a dull paragraph' Scotland on Sunday 'Sinclair breathes wondrous life into monstrous man-made landscapes' Times Literary Supplement 'If you are drawn to English that doesn't just sing, but sings the blues and does scat and rocks the joint, try Sinclair. His sentences deliver a rush like no one else's' Washington Post Iain Sinclair's books include London Orbital, Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, Downriver (which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award) Ghost Milk and American Smoke. He lives in Hackney, East London.

London S Overground

Author: John Glover
Editor: Ian Allan Pub
ISBN: 9780711035249
Size: 19,80 MB
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In December 2007 a new franchisee — London Overground — appeared on the railway scene. This operation was designed to operate a significant number of surface lines within the Greater London area, including the ex-North London lines of Silverlink Metro and, once completed, the extended East London line that was once part of the Underground network. This impressive new title explores how London Overground is one aspect of a massive development of the non-Underground railway routes in the Greater London area. The book also examines other projects included in the development such as the additional links to Heathrow Airport, the Cross-Rail scheme, the expansion of Thameslink and the projects linked into the staging of the Olympic Games in London during 2012. This companion volume to the outstanding 'London's Underground' provides a historical overview to the lines that encompass the Overground network and of those projects currently under development. Packed with 200 mono and colour illustrations, each with detailed captions, this is the essential book depicting the most recent British railway history.

Underground Overground

Author: Emily Kearns
Editor: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1783726237
Size: 15,93 MB
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Take a tour through the Big Smoke via road, rail and river, and discover... • What the official difference is between a ‘taxi’ and a ‘cab’. • Why the iconic Routemaster was withdrawn from regular service in 2005. • How much of the Underground is actually below ground. • Why London’s first tramway was threatened with closure in the same year it opened. • Which was the first ferry to operate passenger trips across the Thames. Every year London opens its doors to a staggering 16 million people, all wanting to get to their destination of choice in the shortest time possible. Yet for many of us, the beauty and clockwork of the transport we use, be it taxi, Tube, bus, bike or boat, is a part of the London experience we tend to forget. From the iconic red buses to the abandoned Tube stations and the engineering achievements to the cultural highlights, this book celebrates everything you’ve ever wanted to know about getting around in London, and much, much more.

A Celebration Of Lorol

Author: London Overground Rail Operations Ltd
Editor:
ISBN: 9781527201316
Size: 19,60 MB
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London Open Guide

Author: OpenCityGuides Project
Editor: Ledizioni
ISBN: 8867051490
Size: 20,98 MB
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This is the London ebook guide realized by the OpenCityGuides Project. We realize user-friendly ebook extracting content from open sources on the world wide web. Why buying an awkward paper guide when you can have an easy and interactive one on your smartphone or tablet? Our guides are both cheap and complete, and offer a more advanced user experience compared with the traditional ones. And, last but not least, they are under an open content license.

Gb Rail Timetable Winter Edition 11

Author: Network Rail
Editor: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780117068711
Size: 11,10 MB
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The GB Rail Timetable contains rail services operated over the GB rail network, together with rail and shipping connections with Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight And The Channel Islands. Published by TSO with permission from Network Rail (owners of Britain's national railway and stations) the GB Rail Timetable - Winter Edition 11 holds details on passenger services operated by the Train Companies, who work together closely to provide a coordinated rail network offering a range of travel opportunities.

Gb Rail Timetable Summer Edition 11

Author: Network Rail
Editor: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780117069657
Size: 12,25 MB
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Published by TSO with permission from Network Rail (owners of Britain's national railway and stations) the GB Rail Timetable Summer Edition 2011 holds details on passenger services operated by the Train Companies, who work together closely to provide a co-ordinated rail network offering a range of travel opportunities. Details and identification codes are shown within the Train Operator pages of this book. The GB Rail Timetable contains rail services operated over the GB rail network, together with rail and shipping connections with Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight And The Channel Islands. The GB Rail Timetable also includes the Eurostar summer timetable, valid until 10 Decmeber 2011. Network Rail operate 18 major stations but the remainder are operated on their behalf by the Train Operating Companies. Details are shown in the station index.

Tracks Through Time

Author: George Dennis
Editor: Museum of London Archaeology Svc
ISBN: 9781901992878
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The London Overground East London line presented an exciting opportunity, as structures were demolished and cleared for London's latest railway, to discover more about some of London's earliest railways, and the area's many and varied communities. This superbly illustrated book showcases the important discoveries made during archaeological and building investigations. Revealed were parts of one of the world's first operational passenger railways, the Eastern Counties, of 1840, which terminated at Bishopsgate, and the Braithwaite Viaduct, one of the earliest railway structures in London, incorporated in the Bishopsgate Goods Yard. Before the railway arrived, this part of Shoreditch had undergone a long transformation, from being on the periphery of Roman London to an 18th-century suburb, including on the way a medieval priory, a Tudor mansion, and brickearth quarrying and brickmaking.

Underground Overground

Author: Andrew Martin
Editor: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847658075
Size: 18,30 MB
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Why is the Victoria Line so hot? What is an Electrical Multiple Unit? Is it really possible to ride from King's Cross to King's Cross on the Circle line? The London Underground is the oldest, most sprawling and illogical metropolitan transport system in the world, the result of a series of botch-jobs and improvisations.Yet it transports over one billion passengers every year - and this figure is rising. It is iconic, recognised the world over, and loved and despised by Londoners in equal measure. Blending reportage, humour and personal encounters, Andrew Martin embarks on a wonderfully engaging social history of London's underground railway system (which despite its name, is in fact fifty-five per cent overground). Underground, Overground is a highly enjoyable, witty and informative history of everything you need to know about the Tube.

The Empty Raincoat

Author: Iain Sinclair
Editor:
ISBN: 9781908906304
Size: 12,89 MB
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Over the course of a single day, Ian Sinclair follows the 35-mile circumference of the London Overground railway: he wanders off-piste, samples cafes, takes photographs and eavesdrops, contemplating the changing face of the surrounding neighbourhoods."