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The railway metropolis : how planners, politicians and developers shaped modern London / Michael Schabas.

By: Schabas, Michael [author. ].
London : ICE Publishing, 2017Description: xv, 279 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 x 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780727761804 (hbk.).Subject(s): Railroads -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century | Railroads -- England -- London -- History -- 21th century | Railroads, Local and light -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century | Railroads, Local and light -- England -- London -- History -- 21th century | City planning -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century | City planning -- England -- London -- History -- 21th centuryDDC classification: 385.094212 SCH
Contents:
1. The Road Not Taken: London Says No to Sprawl and Motorways 2. Mrs Thatcher's Urban Development Revolution 3. The Tide Begins to Turn: Creating the Docklands Light Railway 4. The Birth of Canary Wharf 5. Making the Toy Train into a Real Railway: Fixing the DLR 6. "Take Derelict Land, Add Railway and Stir": Extending the DLR 7. From Big Bang to Big Bust: Jubilee versus Crossrail 8. Mission Creep: Building the Jubilee Line Extension 9. A New Gateway to Europe: St Pancras, Stratford and the Channel Rail Link 10. A Real "Tram" for London: Croydon Tramlink 11. Reform and Innovation: Creating Transport for London 12. Low-Hanging Fruit: The London Overground 13. Crossrail: The Hare? 14. Thameslink: The Tortoise? 15. Looking Backwards and Forwards
Summary: The Railway Metropolis describes the fascinating story of how planners, politicians and developers shaped rail developments in modern London. It is an essential read for all those involved in the industry, including engineers, architects, city planners, railway operators and politicians.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. The Road Not Taken: London Says No to Sprawl and Motorways 2. Mrs Thatcher's Urban Development Revolution 3. The Tide Begins to Turn: Creating the Docklands Light Railway 4. The Birth of Canary Wharf 5. Making the Toy Train into a Real Railway: Fixing the DLR 6. "Take Derelict Land, Add Railway and Stir": Extending the DLR 7. From Big Bang to Big Bust: Jubilee versus Crossrail 8. Mission Creep: Building the Jubilee Line Extension 9. A New Gateway to Europe: St Pancras, Stratford and the Channel Rail Link 10. A Real "Tram" for London: Croydon Tramlink 11. Reform and Innovation: Creating Transport for London 12. Low-Hanging Fruit: The London Overground 13. Crossrail: The Hare? 14. Thameslink: The Tortoise? 15. Looking Backwards and Forwards

The Railway Metropolis describes the fascinating story of how planners, politicians and developers shaped rail developments in modern London. It is an essential read for all those involved in the industry, including engineers, architects, city planners, railway operators and politicians.

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