In Search of Purple

In Search of Purple

At Custom House, the DLR station has been closed for most of 2017, whilst the Crossrail station is being built, and finally the DLR side opened back up again this week, and with it came rumours that a purple 'Elizabeth Line' roundel was now visible ... Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud If you've made it this far in the description, well done! Why not write a sensible comment, followed immediately by your best Homer "Mmm, purple" impression. (Which by the way, is the thing you must now forever say whenever anyone mentions Crossrail. Ok?)

New Crossrail Trains (Class 345)

New Crossrail Trains (Class 345)

The new 'Aventra' Class 345 trains are now in operation on the TfL Rail branch between Shenfield and Liverpool Street. When Crossrail fully opens in December 2018 from Abbey Wood all the way to Reading as well, these are the units that will be running on the line. Music by the brilliant David Cutter: https://davidcuttermusic.com/ For bonus points ... can you spot Andy (@CASrailwayBlog) in the video!

Riding the Crossrail Simulator

Riding the Crossrail Simulator

TfL asked us down to a depot near Ilford where drivers are being trained up on the new Class 345 trains - some of which are already in operation. It meant that we got to see a simulated version of what the the new tunnels look like... Camera: Matt Frost.

Angel Road - Least Used Station in London

Angel Road - Least Used Station in London

It's time to do Angel Road properly! This time my friend Tom came along with me to visit what is easily the grimmest 'least used' station that I've been to so far, which has a limited peak hour service as well .. However, read about the 'STAR' Merdian Water scheme which will massively upgrade the station and services that stop at it: https://www.meridianwater.co.uk/ Read Diamond Geezer's blog about the revised methodology and how Angel Road became the Least Used Station in London: http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/anorak-corner.html The 'used map' along with the ORR statistics are all on my website here: http://geofftech.co.uk/leastused/ NOTE: This isn't a re-upload. "London's Least Used Stations No.1" was a 2 minute video, part of series of ten videos counting down the ten least used stations in the video. This is a new upload. This is quite clearly explained in the video. I did film them on the same day though!

THE PUSH-OUT PROCEDRE ON THE DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY

THE PUSH-OUT PROCEDRE ON THE DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY

This video demonstration the push-out procedure on the Docklands Light Railway in London

The Clifton Climax - All The Stations Extra

The Clifton Climax - All The Stations Extra

It's the 24th July, and annoyingly we have to do a station using a Rail Replacement Bus Service - Aston under Lyne, but then we get to nip over to Clifton, an awkward station in Greater Manchester which sees just one train a day in each direction... Website: http://www.allthestations.co.uk/

Disney World's Private Government

Disney World's Private Government

Walt Disney World Resort is huge — it consists of four theme parks, 27 hotels with 21 thousand rooms, over 30 thousand parking spaces, shopping, water parks, and all of the backstage areas needed to run such a massive operation. Walt Disney World is set on 27,000 acres in central Florida — roughly the size of the city of San Francisco. It’s also the most visited resort in the world. It’s impressive size and record setting visitor attendance are amazing. For sure. But what might be even more amazing, particularly if you are a city planning nerd like me, is the special district that grants the company unprecedented powers over its land and municipal services. This video was heavily based on: Chad D. Emerson, Merging Public and Private Governance: How Disney's Reedy Creek Improvement District "Re-Imagined" The Traditional Division of Local Regulatory Powers, 36 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 177 (2009). Video sources: - Archive.org Photo sources: - Orlando Sentinel - Wikimedia Commons Produced in sunny Sacramento, California. Filmed on location in Walt Disney World.

Pilning - Bonus Video

Pilning - Bonus Video

It's the 24th of June, and we take a trip to a station near Bristol that only gets TWO trains per week, both on a Saturday and in one direction only - and meet a lovely group of people who want to bring more services back to their local station. If you want to know more about Pilning Station group, their website is at: http://www.pilningstation.uk/ And you can follow them on twitter at: https://twitter.com/pilningstation Pilning Station on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilning_railway_station ITV West Country were there (that was the guy with the huge camera!) who also made this report: http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-06-25/all-the-stations-challenge-visits-the-wests-least-used-station/ Website: http://www.allthestations.co.uk/ ROUTE: Bristol Temple Meads - Severn Beach - Pilning - Weston Super Mare - Taunton - Exeter St. Davids

London Bridge Station's £1bn refit - 2018, ALL platforms open +Shard aerial time-lapse!

London Bridge Station's £1bn refit - 2018, ALL platforms open +Shard aerial time-lapse!

On 2nd January 2018 London Bridge Station reopened the final 5 platforms. The £1 Billion refit is almost complete in the shadow of the Shard. Complete with aerial time-lapse! Check out what we saw on the day as the station and it's very large and grand concourse comes back to full working.

Sleeper to Penzance - All The Stations Extra

Sleeper to Penzance - All The Stations Extra

It's the first NON-Official video, as it's a bonus one from Geoff! Expect roughly one bonus video a week here on Geoff's channel, whilst getting the official four-a-week videos on the main 'All The Stations' channel. It's Friday 5th May, and to start the trip, Vicki & Geoff take the sleeper down to Penzance ... You can see more of Dan & Dan here : https://www.youtube.com/user/dananddanfilms

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