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Links to related and favourite sites

I would like to take the opportunity to point you towards sites that have both inspired me to start this one, and ones that complement the information I hope to roll out in time, particularly in relation to the planning and progress of extension projects, and what happened to stations that have long since become defunct.

Therefore, I would invite you to check the following sites out. I for one can spend hours trawling through these, and you may find yourself doing the same!

The website run by Maxwell J. Roberts, somebody else who is as obsessed with tube maps as myself, albeit from a more academic and professional angle.

From the ashes of the "original" blogspot: the stories behind the publicity. Find out what is going on behind the scenes of London's transport.
The status of many projects - if not all, from feasibility study stage right through to completion, are detailed here.

Official transport maps are put to the test on this site with original and, in many cases, improved alternatives put forward.

A site I was particularly drawn to because of its sections not only on the Docklands Light Railway but also on the Blackpool Trams (I lived in Blackpool for 6 years).

Contains lots of pictures, details of routes and historical developments of many light transit systems across the UK.

Probably the most cohesive branding strategy ever to have been devised and, more importantly, rigorously implemented, on British Railways, its predecessors or successors. This site contains pictures of trains and publicity literature showcasing Chris Green's master plan.

Many railway stations in the South and South East retained their distinctive red and blue paint jobs and d├ęcor for many years after privatisation.

A classic trainspotters' paradise. I've only just happened upon this website but I thought it would feel right at home here.

Next time you're ever on a street called "Station Road" or "Station Approach" and you think to yourself, "where's the station?" - just take a look at this site and you'll probably find the answer. See just how much Dr. Beeching had to answer for.


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