Post by theblackferret on Jul 25, 2017 16:02:50 GMT
Particularly interested to know the route between Victoria and Liverpool Street, along with how near some of the planned stops on the route between Yeading Lane and Goldhawk Road were to Southall, Hanwell, West Ealing, north of Ealing Common, west of Acton Central as well as between Acton Central and Goldhawk Road.
OK, Route D, described as a new passenger route from Raynes Park via Wimbledon, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall, Millbank, Westminster, Charing Cross, Holborn, St Pauls, Liverpool Street and Dalston to Clapton, thence over former LNER Chingford Branch.
Detailed alignment to the West End now proposed is from Chingford & Enfield Town to underground junction at Hackney Downs and thence via:
Liverpool Street (interchange with Eastern Region & Central Line)
Bank (interchange with WCR,Central,Northern & Route F)
Ludgate Circus (interchange with Route A)
Aldwych (interchange with extended Aldwych Shuttle-Route L)
Trafalgar Square (interchange with SR @ Charing X, Bakerloo & Northern Lines & Route F)
Army & Navy Stores
Victoria (interchange with SR, District & Route C)
new stations underlined-Army & Navy stores were taken over by House of Fraser in 1976, in 1949, the London store was situated at 105 Victoria Street.
Stations west of Victoria (again new Stations underlined):
Knightsbridge (interchange with Piccadilly Line)
Kensington High Street (interchange with Circle Line)
Olympia (no interchange annotated in the plan, possibly because of the next station mentioned)
Goldhawk Road (interchange with Hammersmith & City Line-interesting, everyone else called it the Met, but does at least suggest the BTC had some idea of operating actualities when they drafted this!)
then along the Uxbridge Road with stations at
Yeading Lane (terminus).
with a depot east of the terminus. The western outlet beyond Victoria, however, requires further consideration. In this connexion the requirements of the District Line branches to Wimbledon, Richmond, Hounslow and Ealing must be borne in mind (blow South Acton, then!!!), together with the requirements of workers and sightseers at London Airport. The needs of the suburban services on the Western Region main line and the Castlebar loop (which would have pleased at least two of our fellow contributors alone) should also be given consideration.
I'll just repeat that-SIGHTSEERS at London Airport. Don't know if they meant what we now call tourists, or genuine sightseers ie the typical nuclear family of the time, where Dad is an ex-RAF pilot with handlebar moustache who helps twins Timmy & Tommy spot the incoming 'planes from other countries whilst Mother & daughter Margaret do useful things like pouring coffee from the Thermos to go with their egg sandwiches-sorry about the rampant sexism there, but this is 1949 & the seven other geezers who made the report up with Sir Cyril Hurcombe are listed in the letter to the Minister than forms the preamble to the report & geezers they all are, so the sightseers can hardly be painted as proto-feminists!!