Post by Nortube on Mar 3, 2013 15:40:43 GMT
Blogs with a frequent London transport content
London Reconnections; An in-depth look at some of the (mainly) rail developments and issues in London
Diamond Geezer; A wide variety of mainly London - related articles, including transport in London
A Londoner's viewpoint
An excellant blog by Mike Horne containg a variety of Underground and other transport-related articles. Also see his web page [ here ]
Nick Cooper's Random Blog
Contains a range of Transport related articles including day to day Underground service status and bomb damage list for most of the days during the blitz - and you think you have it hard today! There's more on other pages, just click on his links on the right of the site page
Going Underground's blog
Various Underground-related happenings
Live update - buses; Just enter your bus route number to check for any disruptions
Want to see where your bus is?, just enter your bus stop name or code - displays the Countdown information
Live bus map
Shows the position of each bus on a particular bus route. Select the route from the bottom L/H corner drop down menu. The drop down may not be seen in some versions of IE. In which case, amend the bus number after the # in the address bar, then press Enter and then refresh
Large detailed geographical map of London's Tube, Rail, and Tram system. Also maps of other countries' metros and trams. View an interactive map online or download a PDF version for future reference
Alan Godfrey Maps
Ordnance survey map reprints starting from the first series in the 1860s, up to the fourth series in the 1930s.
The maps cover all of London and a large area of Greater London, plus other parts of the country. Many areas of London have maps from all four series and it is fascinating to compare them to see the changes.
These maps are ideal for the railway enthusiast because they show the track layouts in great detail, including Signal Post (SP) and Mileage post (MP) positions. The tramway track layouts are also shown.
Local maps can often be bought in libraries, or there is a wider range in some bookshops. However, the cheapest way to buy them is online from Alan Godfrey direct. They are very reasonably priced, with only one low p&p charge how ever many you buy.
Publications and articles
Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB); For accident reports etc.
On the Move; Old gits edition
British History Online
A London encyclopaedia(?) from around 1878. It gives an interesting insight into the development of London and it's suburbs. The link below is an article on what is effectively the area covered by the Circle line.
From: 'Underground London: Its railways, subways and sewers', Old and New London: Volume 5 (1878), pp. 224-242.
Network Rail Working TimeTable; The country-wide working timetables
Network Rail Passenger Timetable; The country-wide passenger timetables
Network Rail Sectional Appendices; Detailed UK route maps and operation of all the UK lines
Underground Working TimeTables: The current Working TimeTables for all the Underground lines
For copies of accident reports etc. that were published pre RAIB, including many of the old HMSO publications
Archived copies of The Engineer from 1856. A lot of engineering information, including a variety of railway related subjects. Well worth a look
Another source of engineering and railway information, from a wide a wide variety of sources
The following sites contain a detailed wealth of information on trains running in the London area (and the rest of the UK). Depending on the site, you can get timetables, detailed train running information, see exactly where the train is etc. Includes the Overground. See the specific site for more details:
Live tube map
The site for your TOC VAR/STP timings including regular WCML updates and hopeful soon Willesden Junction and Stratford lists!
RailgeninfoUk Yahoo group
A Yahoo group run by the Rail Gen & Info UK team
Rail Travel - Live Update
Transport Direct; Current train time information. See if your train is delayed or cancelled
Network Rail; National service indicator - How is the network running?
Network Rail; Service disruptions and current engineering work
Train operation, Train Operating Companies and ATOC home pages
ATOC site; Lists the train companies with links to their websites
ATOC site; For all things related with Staff/PRIV travel
CIRAS; A place to confidentially report any Health and Safety concerns on the railway
Crossrail; Crossrail's home page. Lots of information, route plans, pictures etc.
TfL Pension fund; For you old gits and future old gits!
An app for use on the i-Phone. Ideal for transport staff for use with duties etc. See the app page for full details