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Charles Holden’s Tube Stations Mapped

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Charles Holden’s Tube Stations Mapped BY M@ Click or tap for larger version.Ever seen a brown-brick tube station with large windows? Then you’ve probably clocked the work of Charles Holden. Holden (1875-1960) designed dozens of stations for London Underground, including many of architectural distinction. Source: Charles Holden’s Tube Stations Mapped | Londonist

A London Underground themed hotel opens

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A London Underground themed hotel opens. A hotel near to Gloucester Road tube station has been redecorated with a design based on the London Underground. It’s a subtle theme, as too much of a tube design could have put off casual visitors simply seeking “a hotel” to stay in rather than a theme park. Nonetheless, […]

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

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Why New York City Stopped Building Subways. Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade. In the first decades of the 20th century, New York City experienced an unprecedented infrastructure boom. Iconic bridges, opulent railway terminals, and much of what […]

The ‘tube map for Greater Manchester’ that reveals the future of our transport network

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The ‘tube map for Greater Manchester’ that reveals the future of our transport network. Announcing plans to move forward with bus regulation, the mayor of Manchester reiterated his ambition for a ‘London-style’ system. Andy Burnham has unveiled a map showing how he wants the conurbation’s transport network to look by 2029. In a speech that […]

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