Category Archives: Transport

3D map of Kings Cross tube station

Thanks to Anna for alerting me to these rather wonderful 3D maps of Kings’ Cross underground.

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TfL 2012 King’s Cross road safety study update

Thanks to Caroline Pidgeon at the Greater London Assembly for forwarding this news from TFL onto us: TfL has committed to investigating the potential redevelopment of the road layout around Kings Cross to improve safety especially for pedestrians and cyclists, … Continue reading

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Kings Cross Olympic transport fun and games

Kings Cross regulars are well used to congestion at KX and St Pancras.  I’m limbering up for a series of articles on getting to the Olympics from Kings Cross to do our bit to help out for the Olympics.  When … Continue reading

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‘N’ is for King’s Cross

The opening of the concourse somehow speeds the ticking clock to reveal the station’s original façade. So some renewed interest in it this week: here it is above, as part of a London alphabet on the delightful Spitalfields Life blog. … Continue reading

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A peek at the new concourse

The “glass pasty”, the “string vest”, the “eyelid” – the western concourse for King’s Cross will not be open for business until next Monday – but it has already acquired a load of nicknames to describe its curved roof and … Continue reading

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“We may need it once a year!” The cynical keeping-open of a Kings Cross rat race track.

Over the years I had both successes and failures with TFL in personal correspondences.  One amongst others  remains unresolved.  It is the issue of Swinton Place WC1X 9NF.  Swinton Place connects Swinton Street and Acton Street, in the South of … Continue reading

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Love The Cally? Then you’ll love this…

I start the morning with a huge smile. Councillors in Cally ward on the Islington side of KX have announced a road improvement programme for Caledonian Road that includes a new zebra crossing, road build outs, additional parking and canal bridge safety … Continue reading

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KX in the 1930s, 40s & 50s

Born in Acton Street, Shamus has put together the most beguiling set of photos of KX back in the 30s, 40s and 50s. He describes each in amazing detail. It’s strange to see buses going up Balfe Street, trolley buses … Continue reading

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