daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Railways

Railways (Inter)national commuter and freight trains



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 6th, 2017, 08:44 PM   #2701
geogregor
Registered User
 
geogregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 15,531
Likes (Received): 19209

Paddington station is amazing:

DSC03674
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03675
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03676
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03678
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03680
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03681
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03685
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03687
by Geogregor*, on Flickr
geogregor no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old June 6th, 2017, 08:45 PM   #2702
geogregor
Registered User
 
geogregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 15,531
Likes (Received): 19209


DSC03688
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

Especially the roof:

DSC03690
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03692
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03693
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03696
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

Isambard Kingdom Brunel:

DSC03695
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03699
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03701
by Geogregor*, on Flickr
geogregor no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2017, 08:46 PM   #2703
geogregor
Registered User
 
geogregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 15,531
Likes (Received): 19209


DSC03703
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03706
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

Great Western arriving:

DSC03707
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

Class 43:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britis...Class_43_(HST)

DSC03709
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

I could see a lot of mess on the tracks, do those trains have open toilets?

DSC03713
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03714
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03712
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03718
by Geogregor*, on Flickr
geogregor no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2017, 08:48 PM   #2704
geogregor
Registered User
 
geogregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 15,531
Likes (Received): 19209



DSC03719
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03722
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03724
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03725
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03726
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03727
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03733
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03734
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03736
by Geogregor*, on Flickr
geogregor no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2017, 08:53 PM   #2705
geogregor
Registered User
 
geogregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 15,531
Likes (Received): 19209

Last few shots from Paddington:

DSC03721
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03739
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03740
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03741
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03743
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03744
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC03747
by Geogregor*, on Flickr
geogregor no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2017, 03:53 PM   #2706
geogregor
Registered User
 
geogregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 15,531
Likes (Received): 19209

Cachanging trains in Orpington, class 375 to Ramsgate arriving:

DSC03993
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

And a few shots from Ramsgate. Looks quite Art Deco:

DSC04006
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04007
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04009
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04010
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04012
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

Looks nice from the outside:

DSC04013
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04015
by Geogregor*, on Flickr
geogregor no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2017, 03:01 AM   #2707
Suburbanist
on the road
 
Suburbanist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: the rain capital of Europe
Posts: 27,536
Likes (Received): 21247

Some train geeks organized a visit to UK's least used station at Shippea Hill, so that it would no longer be the least used eventually when 2017 usage statistics are compilled.

__________________
YIMBY - Yes, in my backyard!

Ashtonian liked this post
Suburbanist no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2017, 10:49 AM   #2708
sotonsi
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 5,562

And some local ladies who wouldn't normally use it had been doing (long) day trips to go shopping in Norwich every couple of months too, meaning it would have probably overtaken the next unused anyway. Plus 16 people went there in December (in this count year) to get some mince pies of Ian Cumming (2015 finalist of Great British Bake Off). We're looking at 50 minimum for this year.

Last 5 data points for annual visitors is:
378
50
12
22
12

So it seems that plans to get people to use the station (eg 2014/15) don't keep the numbers held up. It's a request stop, so there's no reason why there can't be 2 trains a day each way or something, but the timetable is designed to not be conducive to passenger numbers, especially as most users have to drive to get there (eg from Prickwillow) and might as well drive to Ely station instead.
sotonsi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2017, 10:41 PM   #2709
AlexNL
Registered User
 
AlexNL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,629
Likes (Received): 537

It's one of those stations that would probably be better off if closed for good, but because of the lengthy procedures involved with closure they'd rather not even try to.
__________________
We are shaping the future
AlexNL no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2017, 12:09 AM   #2710
redstarcastles
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 349
Likes (Received): 759

First part from a recent trip to London, enjoy:


700 101 East Croydon 5 June 2017


700 104 East Croydon 5 June 2017


377 706 East Croydon 5 June 2017


455 818 East Croydon 5 June 2017


455 809 East Croydon 5 June 2017


171 806 Uckfield 5 June 2017


377 449 Hove 5 June 2017


313 204 Hove 5 June 2017


158 957 Hove 5 June 2017


700 114 Brighton 5 June 2017


387 220 Brighton 5 June 2017


442 408 Eastbourne 6 June 2017


377 207 and friend Eastbourne 6 June 2017


375 907 Hastings 6 June 2017


395 004 Ashford International 6 June 2017

More here:
https://transportsceneireland.smugmu...ast-June-2017/
__________________

BriedisUnIzlietne, Attus, purple_cat liked this post
redstarcastles no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2017, 08:49 PM   #2711
geogregor
Registered User
 
geogregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 15,531
Likes (Received): 19209

Short trip along the following route:
Hither Green - London Bridge - Gatwick - Redhill - Tonbridge - Tunbridge Wells - Orpington - Hither Green

Gatwick Express, class 387 departing from Gatwick

DSC04434
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

Class 377, Southern:

DSC04437
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04438
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

Few shots from Redhill:

DSC04455
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

Class 377 and 700:

DSC04456
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04458
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04459
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04461
by Geogregor*, on Flickr
geogregor no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2017, 08:52 PM   #2712
geogregor
Registered User
 
geogregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 15,531
Likes (Received): 19209

I'm catching this train to Tonbridge:

DSC04462
by Geogregor*, on

Change in Tonbridge:

DSC04465
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

Tunbridge Wells:

DSC04470
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04471
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04475
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

Southeastern Class 375 to London entering Tunbridge Wells:

DSC04480
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


DSC04482
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

In the meantime train to Hastings arrived at down platform:

DSC04483
by Geogregor*, on Flickr
geogregor no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2017, 08:58 PM   #2713
geogregor
Registered User
 
geogregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 15,531
Likes (Received): 19209

Two shots from the outside of Tunbridge Wells station:
Up-side:

DSC04489
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

And down-side:

DSC04490
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

London Bridge:

IMG_20170616_090246863_HDR
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


IMG_20170616_090209383_HDR
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

The rest of the station is taking shape:

IMG_20170619_144240297_HDR
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


IMG_20170619_144535520_HDR
by Geogregor*, on Flickr
geogregor no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2017, 10:34 AM   #2714
geogregor
Registered User
 
geogregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 15,531
Likes (Received): 19209

South Western Trains placed big order for the Bombardier Aventra trains. It will be 90 EMUs.

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/t...franchise.html



Light Rail link between Luton Airport Parkway and Luton Airport got aproveal:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...herts-40370475
geogregor no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2017, 03:43 AM   #2715
Mac_07
Registered User
 
Mac_07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Isle of Wight
Posts: 459
Likes (Received): 752

Tourist trains on the Isle of Wight:

__________________

mrsmartman liked this post
Mac_07 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2017, 03:48 PM   #2716
Brenda goats
Registered User
 
Brenda goats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 447
Likes (Received): 152

See one of the UK's least used stations: Berney Arms, in the middle of nowhere, Norfolk UK.

__________________
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=NODDINGCAT
For your viewing pleasure. Lots of Trams, Metros, Trolley Buses and Trains on my channel....
Watch NODDING CAT CHANNEL now!

Last edited by Brenda goats; July 15th, 2017 at 02:39 PM.
Brenda goats no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 20th, 2017, 10:36 PM   #2717
IanCleverly
A New Kind of Medicine
 
IanCleverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Caerphilly, South Wales
Posts: 446
Likes (Received): 230

It hasn't been in use since the modernisation of the West Coast mainline at the start of the new century, but now officially, Norton Bridge station in Stafforshire is to close:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/consul...tation-closure
IanCleverly no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 22nd, 2017, 11:52 PM   #2718
AlexNL
Registered User
 
AlexNL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,629
Likes (Received): 537

Sheffield, Swansea and Windermere electrification cancelled

UK: The government confirmed on July 19 that it had cancelled the planned 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of the Midland Main Line between Kettering, Nottingham and Sheffield, the Cardiff – Swansea route and the Oxenholme – Windermere branch.

Railway Gazette
__________________
We are shaping the future
AlexNL no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2017, 12:34 AM   #2719
redstarcastles
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 349
Likes (Received): 759


166 207 Maidenhead 19 July 2017


59 203 Maidenhead 19 July 2017


387 141 Maidenhead 19 July 2017


165 118 Maidenhead 19 July 2017


90 011 London Liverpool St 20 July 2017


345 005 London Liverpool St 20 July 2017


345 005 side notice London Liverpool St 20 July 2017


321 429 London Liverpool St 20 July 2017














172 007 Barking 20 July 2017


378 212 & 378 229 Gospel Oak 20 July 2017


390 002 London Euston 20 July 2017


350 376 London Euston 20 July 2017


390 013 Milton Keynes Central 20 July 2017

More here:
https://transportsceneireland.smugmu...ead-July-2017/

Enjoy!
__________________

Vaud, Attus, Jobber, purple_cat, mrsmartman liked this post
redstarcastles no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 11th, 2017, 02:03 AM   #2720
Mac_07
Registered User
 
Mac_07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Isle of Wight
Posts: 459
Likes (Received): 752

Siemens e320 from London to Paris:

__________________

mrsmartman liked this post
Mac_07 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
rail, railways

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium