London - 16th November 2016
London provides a wealth of railway transportation photographic opportunities, in recent year the huge investment in public transport for London has seen a surge of schemes designed to better transport passengers around the city. Getting from location to location couldn't be easier or quicker. The London Overground 'orbital' provides an alternative means to the tube encircling the city. Thameslink was once an outdated rail operating providing a North/ South link through the city, but now has been rejuvenated with longer, quicker trains operating through newly upgraded stations. The pace of change in the city is overwhelming and shows how fast the transport solutions in the city have the progress to keep ahead of the growth. Since the Olympics Stratford has now become a new super rail hub with both the mainline and international stations providing links to Central London, East Anglia and Kent. This gallery shows some of the freight and passenger trains in various parts of the city on the 16th November.
Mill Hill Broadway
Mill Hill Broadway is located on the Midland Mainline between London St Pancras and Luton, next to the M1 motorway. The station has platforms which serve the two slow lines and two fast lines. However access to the fast line platforms is now only possible when trains are due to call at these platforms, at all other times the platforms are locked out of use with anti suicide barriers. Its a sad fact that people regularly use the fast approach speed of trains into London to end their lives, and as such barriers now restrict access to many of the fast platforms. Thameslink services provide frequent stopping services on the slow lines which allow good connections with the bus station down below.
North London Line (London Overground)
The North London Line probably has some of the the most concentrated train movements in the whole of London, with mainly two tracks stretching from Stratford through to Willesden, the 10 minutes passenger service throughout most of the day also has to cope with the large volumes of rail fright needing to head East and West through the top half of London. The line provides a strategic link between allowing access from East Anglia and East London through to the West Coast and Great Western railway lines. As such the North London Line can provide some interesting locations to capture these services.