East London Railways- From Docklands to Crossrail

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Britain's railways in the early 1970s looked to be in terminal decline. The Beeching cuts of the 1960s had slashed much of the network, but still lines were closing and underinvestment left much of the rest in a sorry state. Since then, there has been privatisation and transformation (although whether these are cause and effect are debatable) to a situation now where passenger travel is booming. Nowhere has change been more pronounced than in East London. The redevelopment of the former docks into Docklands led to the construction of the Docklands Light Railway in the late 1980s, and the rejuvenation of other lines. The Millennium Dome celebrations and the award of the Olympic Games to Stratford each justified investment in new lines and facilities. But most of all, London's growing population has required transport, and particularly rail investment, to keep the city moving. This book charts the changes to East London's railways from the 1970s to the opening of Crossrail.
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Stock Code A8071.0
Author Batten M
ISBN13 9781445680712
Height(mm) 234
Width(mm) 165
Page Count 96
Pictures 100
Publication Date 31 Dec 2020
Publication Status Not yet printed