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  LONDON TRANSPORT: underground (The Tube), London buses, london airports www.londontransport.info
London is the capital city of the England and is a major tourist destination and global transportation hub.
London public transport include: London Underground (commonly known as the tube); London Buses; River Services; Docklands Light Railway; Croydon Tramlink; National Rail; The Bus and rail network in Britain is very well developed, frequent and efficient, providing access to the rest of England.
The London underground is the oldest and one of the three largest in the world, carrying over three million passengers per day.
www.londontransport.info   (453 words)

  
  CNN.com - InvestigatorsĀ pick through London carnage - Jul 8, 2005
LONDON, England (CNN) -- As Friday dawns in London, investigators are picking through the carnage created by a coordinated bomb attack on three of the city's Underground trains and a double-decker bus.
In a televised address to his nation, he praised "the stoicism and resilience of the people of London" in the face of the bloodshed.
London Mayor Ken Livingstone said the blasts were "mass murder" carried out by terrorists bent on "indiscriminate...
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/europe/07/07/london.tube   (1130 words)

  
  London Underground - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Underground Group, the Metropolitan Railway, and all the municipal and independent bus and tram lines were merged into the Board, an organisation that approximated in scope the current Transport for London.
All of Greater London is covered by zones 1 to 6, although stations in the outlying reaches of the Metropolitan Line outside Greater London are in the special zones A to D. There are staffed ticket offices open for limited periods and ticket machines usable at any time.
The escalators in London Underground stations are among the longest escalators in Europe and all are custom-built for each station.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/London_Underground   (4746 words)

  
 UrbanRail.Net > Europe > UK > London Underground & DLR
Greater London is home to some 8 million people and apart from the London Underground, a dense network of commuter railways (former Network SouthEast) is operated by several private companies like Connex, Thameslink or First, especially in the south of the city.
Most of today's underground lines were built in the first half of the 20th century in deep level tube tunnels within the central area of London and extended above ground through the suburbs.
In South London, around Croydon, a modern tram network was built which runs on street level in downtown Croydon and on old BR rail alignments on outer routes.
de.geocities.com /u_london/london.htm   (1242 words)

  
 Blasts hit London Underground, buses
Explosions have rocked London, killing at least two and wounding scores in what Prime Minister Tony Blair said was an apparent terrorist attack coinciding with a meeting of Group of Eight leaders in Scotland.
A doctor at Aldgate underground station in the east of the financial centre of the city said at least 90 people were wounded at that location.
London's police chief Ian Blair said there were indications of explosives at one of the blast sites.
www.infowars.com /articles/world/uk_subway_bombing_blast_hits_underground.htm   (743 words)

  
 London Underground Information by DiscountCityHotels.com
The London Underground is the most used method of transport in London.
If you are entering or leaving the Underground with a pushchair, buggy, folding bicycle or other bulky items, special wide gates are available for you to go through.
BUT unfortunately, due to the large numbers of passengers carried on London Underground during the peak, it is not possible to bring unfolded prams onto the Underground (during the hours 07:30 - 09:30 and 16:00 and 19:00 Monday to Friday).
www.discountcityhotels.com /London/Info/London-Underground.htm   (1190 words)

  
 London Underground at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The London Underground is a public transport network, composed of electrified railways (that is, a metro system) that run underground in tunnels in central London and above ground in the London suburbs.
London Underground states that North Greenwich station, for example, "is large enough to contain 3,000 double-decker buses or an ocean liner the size of the Queen Mary within its walls." Canary Wharf station is larger in volume than 1 Canada Square, one of the huge towers that dominates the Docklands area.
London Transport's roundel logo (right) and tube map are instantly recognizable by any Londoner, almost any Briton, and many people around the world.
www.wiki.tatet.com /London_Underground.html   (3084 words)

  
 London Underground Tube Diary - Going Underground's Blog
Kit thought about he could depict this graphically and the London Underground map seemed to be the best way of mapping their relationships.
London Flickr users might be familiar with the "Guess where London" game, well IanD has very kindly made us his own version.
After the underground he went on to work on the Severn Tunnel and was in charge of all of the drainage systems at Standish Hospital in Gloucestershire where he retired in Stonehouse to make cider, violins and became a watercolour artist.
london-underground.blogspot.com   (3938 words)

  
 London Underground History - Disused Stations on London's Underground
Since moving to live near London a few years ago, one of my interests has been the London Underground, the oldest and one of the busiest underground railway networks in the world.
Since the majority of the stations that closed in central London were abandoned after 1930, a map of the railways as they existed in 1929, that's been annotated to show which Underground stations have closed or changed their name since that time is available.
These underground railways started out as extensions of some of the existing outlying railways and were initially served by steam locomotives and so many places were required where steam could be safely vented.
www.underground-history.co.uk /front.php   (3167 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The London Underground: A diagrammatic history: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a map of the London Underground showing exactly when every line (and segment of line) and every station was opened and any subsequent closures, as well as all the changes in station names.
Overall, I found this a very good introduction to the London Underground, although it may be best appreciated in conjunction with a historical account (we found John Glover's "London's Underground" an excellent companion book).
This book is a must have for anyone studying the history of the London Underground as it clearly shows what happened and makes it much easier to see and understand.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1854142194   (778 words)

  
 London Underground Guide - Going Underground - information and fun on the world's oldest subway system with Going ...
I've spent a lot of my life travelling on the London Underground and felt it was about time I shared my experiences and also listened to people rant and rave about their thoughts when travelling on the tube.
Despite London Underground's claim that the interior of their trains are cleaned on a regular basis, the scientists made some alarming discoveries.
"Of course, the familiarity Londoners have with the tube tends to be familiarity with overpricing, overcrowding and under-running.
solo2.abac.com /themole   (14746 words)

  
 London Undergound England UK
Using the London Underground (often referred to as the the London Tube) to get around London is a must.
You can use the famous fl cabs ot the red buses but many people use the underground as it is cheap and fast.
For maps and other information about the London Underground visit the official London Tube web site.
www.london-sightseeing-guide.com /london-underground.htm   (84 words)

  
 London Underground Fares, Prices & Maps 2006
For the visitor to London the underground or Tube will probably be the transport of choice.
There is invariably an underground station nearby where you want to go, (there are currently 12 underground lines) and finding yourself around the system really is very easy.
The London Travelcard is for most short term visitors to London the right solution to their public transport needs.
www.londontoolkit.com /briefing/underground.htm   (811 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: london underground   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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www.technorati.com /tag/london+underground   (525 words)

  
 London Underground Bombing 'Exercises' Took Place at Same Time as Real Attack
A consultancy agency with government and police connections was running an exercise for an unnamed company that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact same times and locations as happened in real life on the morning of July 7th.
Power told the host that at the exact same time that the London bombings were taking place, his company was running a 1,000 person strong exercise which drilled the London Underground being bombed at the exact same locations, at the exact same times, as happened in real life.
The London Underground exercises were used as the fallback cover to carry out the attack.
www.prisonplanet.com /articles/july2005/090705bombingexercises.htm   (1230 words)

  
 LondonTown.com | London Underground | London Tube Stations
The first line of London's Underground Railway Network was completed in 1863, linking Paddington and Farringdon, making it the oldest in the world.
The Underground is London's lifeblood, allowing the smooth circulation of business, leisure, and tourism.
Without the Underground, London could not exist as the capital of British enterprise, the largest city in Europe, and one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.
www.londontown.com /TubeMaps   (108 words)

  
 Ask E.T.: London Underground maps (+ worldwide subway maps)
I was expecting that you would mention the London Underground Map in your seminar or in one of your books, as I have heard it referred to as an early, classic example of a well constructed graphic.
The beauty of the orthogonal London Underground map is that it provides exactly the information the rider needs - the name of the line (with color coding), the direction of travel (East, West, North or South - the same way that the directions to the platforms are given), and the stops on the way.
The Delft version accepts that the underground map is divided into two areas, the inner centre and the outer regions and that each has a different purpose: the inner to allow you to navigate around the centre of London; the outer to get you successfully in and out of London.
www.edwardtufte.com /bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00005W&topic_id=1   (11384 words)

  
 London Underground
This topic will introduce you to the people, animals, and sights and sounds on the London Underground, or the Tube as it is known to locals.
Useful facts on travel times of the London Underground at Xmas and New Year, plus a few hints on travelling on the tube in the festive season.
Second part of little known facts and figures on the London Underground and what this means for your journey.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/london_underground   (390 words)

  
 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: England: London: Transport: Underground   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
London Underground Railway Society - Studies London's underground railways, past, present and future, including the Post Office Railway and the Docklands Light Railway.
London's Underground - Edwardian Tile Patterns - Explores the architecture and interior design of Tube stations, with a focus on the tiles adorning many platforms and concourses.
Underground History - Provides details about the disused stations or "ghost" stations on the underground, together with suggestions for their future use.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/London/Transport/Underground   (1250 words)

  
 LONDON UNDERGROUND STATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
London Underground Station Finder - select the initial letter and find the station you want.
The London Underground network is divided into six zones, for the purposes of regulating fares.
Whilst we intend to provide text guides to all London Underground stations in due course, details about the accessibility and facilities on stations we have yet to survey can be found in the Interactive map provided by London Underground
www.describe-online.com /lul/londonundergroundstations.htm   (222 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: London's Underground: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
London's underground is facing huge challenges in the 21st century - how to upgrade life expired infastructure and equipment; how to handle increasing passenger numbers; how to maintain accountability within the commercial environment; how to operate with greater efficiency.
I do have five very high quality books by John Glover, all varying in length and content, but for an incredibly in depth analysis of the "Tube" then this book by him is the one to buy.
Practically everything that you want to know about the system is covered, from it's beginnings in 1863 to the Jubilee line extension in 2000 and the forming of Transport for London and the contraversial PPP scheme.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0711029350   (469 words)

  
 Mapper's delight: the London Underground diagrams
The London Bloggers Tube Map uses it as a gazetteer of webloggers in Greater London.
Underground London, including 'lost' Tube stations, is represented in a map at the bottom of an article from Heritage Magazine, while a sideshift in transport generates a map of motorways in the London area or the UK (the latter by Gerald Higgins).
London is calling is an interactive (and not entirely accurate) Tube map with the names of stations replaced by the titles of films shot at those locations.
owen.massey.net /tubemaps.html   (1212 words)

  
 London Underground - TVA Network - #1 civil engineering site
The whole history of the underground transport began on an early Saturday morning under the streets of London.
This idea was mentioned for the first time in 1830, but despite its advantages; the growth of businesses and the decrease of the overcrowded streets, the proposal was refused.
And London isn't the only city with a subway system; after the succes of London major cities like New York, Paris and Boston began constructing their own subways.
tva.netfirms.com /subway.shtml   (750 words)

  
 Epinions.com - Mind the Gap: Travelling via London Underground
The Underground is an extensive network of subway lines criss-crossing the city.
Before you get to London and pay for a bunch of single trip tickets, consider buying a Travelcard, which is a pass good for a set period of time.
Underground passes are good on local light rail lines and buses too (very nice to jump on one of those double decker buses for a little tour from aloft).
www.epinions.com /content_1076207748   (1243 words)

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