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Croydon Tramlink

Author : Gareth David
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Croydon Tramlink is a new history about the network linking Wimbledon with Croydon in South London. This is the first full history of this fascinating tramway, which is about to celebrate its twentieth anniversary of opening. The book looks at the political, economic and social aspects of the network, as well as the mechanical history of the system. The tramway has been an important aspect in rejuvenating the Croydon area and improving transport links in an area lacking underground lines.

Croydon Tramlink

Author : Gareth David
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Croydon Tramlink is a new history about the network linking Wimbledon with Croydon in South London. This is the first full history of this fascinating tramway, which is about to celebrate its twentieth anniversary of opening. The book looks at the political, economic and social aspects of the network, as well as the mechanical history of the system. The tramway has been an important aspect in rejuvenating the Croydon area and improving transport links in an area lacking underground lines.

Integrated Transport

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
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Integrated Transport : The future of light rail and modern trams in the United Kingdom, tenth report of session 2004-05, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Post Suburban Europe

Author : Nicholas A. Phelps
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The term 'edge city' describes the rapid growth of urban centres at the edge of established cities. Widely discussed in the US, very little has been written about European edge cities. This book gives a comparative analysis of examples in Greece, Spain, Paris, Finland and the UK, with a theoretical analysis of edge cities and post-suburban Europe.

Trams and Trolleybuses

Author : Oliver Green
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From the horse-drawn trams of the nineteenth century to the larger electric models of the early twentieth, this reliable form of public transport revolutionised town travel by making it affordable enough for working people to use. From the 1930s, the rise of the trolleybus, which also picked up power from overhead cables but ran without expensive tracks, looked set to supersede the tram – but ultimately, by the 1950s, both fell victim to motor buses and private cars. However, since the 1980s the environmental benefits of light rail have encouraged a growing comeback for trams on our crowded and polluted city streets. Using beautiful contemporary photographs, this is the fascinating story of the rise, fall and revival of this everyday, yet sometimes controversial, mode of urban transport.

Public Private Partnership for Urban Rail Transit

Author : Joachim Schneider
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Joachim Schneider investigates the following questions: Which forms of public private co-operation exist in the USA and the UK? Which are of particular interest from a German and European perspective? Which legal and organisational conditions as well as budgetary, subsidy and procurement-rules have contributed to positive or negative results?

A New Kind of Bleak

Author : Owen Hatherley
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In A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain, Owen Hatherley skewered New Labour’s architectural legacy in all its witless swagger. Now, in the year of the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, he sets out to describe what the Coalition’s altogether different approach to economic mismanagement and civic irresponsibility is doing to the places where the British live. In a journey that begins and ends in the capital, Hatherley takes us from Plymouth and Brighton to Belfast and Aberdeen, by way of the eerie urbanism of the Welsh valleys and the much-mocked splendour of modernist Coventry. Everywhere outside the unreal Southeast, the building has stopped in towns and cities, which languish as they wait for the next bout of self-defeating austerity. Hatherley writes with unrivalled aggression about the disarray of modern Britain, and yet this remains a book about possibilities remembered, about unlikely successes in the midst of seemingly inexorable failure. For as well as trash, ancient and modern, Hatherley finds signs of the hopeful country Britain once was and hints of what it might become.

London Transport

Author : Peter Waller
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The final volume in the ‘Regional Tramways’ series focuses on the history of tram operation in the London area. Starting the story with the pioneering horse tramways operated by George Francis Train in the 1860s, the book narrates how the various horse, steam, cable and electric tramways evolved in the period leading up to the creation of the London Passenger Transport Board in 1933. The primary focus of the book is the period immediately after World War 2 when, following the retention of the tramways for longer than anticipated, the process of conversion – codenamed ‘Operation Tramaway’ – saw almost 1,000 trams eliminated from the streets of London in less than two years. Also covered in the book are the two second-generation tramways – the Docklands Light Railway and Croydon Tramlink – which now serve parts of the Greater London area. The book concludes with an overview of those London trams that survive into preservation.

Water Services

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Light Rail and Croydon Tramlink

Author : Alexander R. Fortune
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Seventh National Conference on Light Rail Transit

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The 1995 National Conference on Light Rail Transit (LRT), "Building on Success--Learning from Experience", emphasizes the lessons resulting from the maturing of North American LRT systems. The conference adds to the growing body of knowledge and real-world experiences with modern LRT applications. Volume 1, contains 36 conference papers, organized in four parts. Volume 2, contains both conference papers and associated papers presented at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C.

Mr Beaston S Guide to Commuting on the London Underground

Author : Anon
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This book looks at public transport in London, its proper use, and much more. Here are the men who built the early tubes, fraud, rivalry, crime, accidents, ghosts, and the supernatural on and off the Underground, travelling in short skirts and other essential information for the professional commuter. But London and London Underground do not exist in a vacuum. So this book also looks at anarchists and terrorists, observations on economics, housing, sexuality the rural situation and overseas to Georgia, Cossacks, and more. This book is not for the squeamish, neither is London. This is proper London.

London

Author : Jonathan Glancey
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Explores Londonâe(tm)s Millennial follies and asks how and where London might now channel its energies.

Street Trams for London

Author : Chris Wood
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London Business Travel Culture

Author : Nicolae Sfetcu
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Revision 1.1 London is the most important political, financial, cultural and artistic center of the United Kingdom, and one of the most important cities of the world. In London there are many institutions and corporate headquarters of global importance; many important buildings: palaces, museums, theaters, concert halls, airports, railway stations, numerous embassies and consulates. London is a huge engine of the world economy. City is the largest financial center of London, home to banks, securities companies, insurance companies, law and accounting. A second financial district is developing, Canary Wharf. More than half of the top 100 British companies have their headquarters in central London and more than 70% in the metropolitan area of London. 31% of the world monetary transactions take place in London. Here are selling and buying more dollars than in New York, and more euros than in all other European cities. Tourism is one of the most important industries of the United Kingdom; over 350,000 people worked in tourism in 2003 only in London. With a number of universities, colleges and schools, London has a population of about 378,000 students, making it an important center of research and development.

Understanding Track Engineering

Author : Permanent Way Institution
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An essential introduction to the theory and practice of railway track engineering in the UK. This book is aimed at people new to the rail industry and is also a guide for the more experienced track engineer who needs to refresh their knowledge.

Today s London Overground

Author : Justin Bailey
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The Orange Line, the Ginger Line or the M25 Railway, call it what it what you will, the London Overground, born in 2007, has become one of London’s transport success stories. Running complimentary to, and in some places, in combination with, London Underground, it carries more than 180 million passengers a year on 9 lines and serves 112 stations over a combined length of more than 100 miles. An amalgamation of several commuter lines (and one London Underground Line) that ring London it now branches out to all points of the compass. Over recent years it’s also undergone unprecedented change and investment (with a few troubles along the way) with the phasing out of old and the introduction of new rolling stock. This book takes a photographic look at these changes including a look at the routes, the stations and the trains including Classes 172, 315, 317, 378 and the brand new 710s with a brief history of each. And with so much freight sharing the Overground routes this is briefly looked at as well.

Transportation Professional

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Bus Pass Britain

Author : Bradt Guides
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This new edition of the classic hit title Bus-Pass Britain is a colourful celebration of travelling by bus around the British Isles and features a selection of 50 favourite bus-routes submitted by members of the public in response to a Bradt competition. Their favourite bus routes reveal a wonderful mosaic of journeys across Britain, from a leafy meander through the Home Counties to the exhilarating seascapes of the northeast coast, from the wilds of Snowdonia to the Outer Hebrides. Evocative and fun, the book reveals how free bus passes have encouraged a new generation of keen explorers. Join us on the top deck for a fresh perspective on towns and villages across Britain. Each journey includes recommendations on where to stop and explore, providing details of inspiring sights, suggested walks and the best local cafes, pubs, restaurants. All the practical details: bus times, the length and duration of each route and travel connections to the start and finish, are provided and the book features a scattering of quirky stories and reflections (entitled Bus-stops) on the wonders of this more leisurely form of travel.

Planningweek

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