Category Archives: Transport

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

Posted in Architecture, Arts and Entertainment, Kings Cross local history, Transport | 2 Comments

Black-Cab Drivers and idling engines at Kings Cross / St. Pancras

All of these waiting cabs and about 10 more behind me had their engines running this morning.  They advanced a few meters at a time. Some time ago this point was already raised on Kings Cross Local  noting that black-cabs … Continue reading

Posted in Community Health and Welfare, Transport | 18 Comments

Junction works begin

The works scheduled by Transport for London for Pancras Road, York Way and Caledonian Road have started. Letters were recently circulated to nearby households announcing work would begin between 28 and 30 December. This is the set of ‘improvements’ announced … Continue reading

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Join Sustrans walking from Angel to the Olympic Park

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Kings Cross dangerous roads – update

The huge support for my post suggesting TfL should answer corporate manslaughter charges was moving.  Our case is that TfL did not act promptly on a report it commissioned condeming the Kings Cross road junctions – the junctions are still … Continue reading

Posted in Anti Social Behaviour, Crime etc, Road Safety in Kings Cross, Transport | 9 Comments

Kings Cross cyclist and pedestrian deaths and injuries – corporate manslaughter by TfL?

Local residents have long campaigned for improvement of the dangerous junctions at the York Way, Pentonville, Grays Inn Road intersection.  In February 2008 a number of us took part in a walkabout with TfL-commissioned contractors TRL limited and Living Streets … Continue reading

Posted in Anti Social Behaviour, Crime etc, Bad Gyrations KX Campaign, Road Safety in Kings Cross, Transport | 29 Comments

Railings redux

TfL has removed the 'pedestrian guard railings' at the confusing junction of Kings Cross Bridge, Pentonville Road and Caledonian Road.  The area looks nicer without them.  Here's a link to google street view with the railings.  As ever TfL's local … Continue reading

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Desperately needed housing is put at risk

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, one of the two MP's representing the King's Cross area – Frank Dobson MP (Holborn & St Pancras) said, "There is meant to be the building of a lot of social housing on … Continue reading

Posted in Kings Cross N1C, railwayslands, Planning, Licensing and Regulation, Transport | 1 Comment