The LURS holds monthly meetings at which a speaker will talk about a relevant topic.Talks are usually illustrated by slides or a PowerPoint presentation and are usually followed by a question and answer session.
Doors open at 18:40 for a prompt 19:15 start
THE UPPER ROOM
141 Cleveland Street
London W1T 6QG
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Before and after the talk a sales stand is usually available - this opens at 18.45.
Please note that meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month - please see below for exact dates. A write-up or report is published in Underground News both as a record of what took place and for the benefit of members who did not attend.
Expected forthcoming meetings are listed below and also in the printed copies of Underground News.
Regretfully the LURS cannot be held responsible in the event of an advertised meeting being cancelled or
changed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Tuesday 9th May
“Bank/Monument Stations Upgrade”
with Viki James, Project Manager for Consents & Properties, London Underground Bank SCU Project.
The Bank/Monument stations complex forms the fourth busiest interchange on the London Underground network. TfL propose to substantially upgrade the capacity of Bank station by providing a new southbound tunnel and platform for the Northern line, a new station entrance on Cannon Street, step-free access between the Northern line, DLR and the street; a moving walkway, more lifts and escalators all to improve accessibility and relieve congestion. How will this be carried out? Ms James will explain all.
Tuesday 13th June
“TfL’s Corporate Archives” with Tamara Thornhill, Corporate Archivist, Transport for London.
The TfL Corporate Archives serves as the institutional memory of the organisation, collecting, preserving and making accessible records that reflect the history and development of TfL and its predecessor companies. The collections also reflect interactions with London and Londoners, its policy making and decision making, social history, etc. The collection comprises of over 19,000 boxes, or 155,000 files, of material dating from the 17th century right through to the present day. The collections are used by both the business and the public and cover everything from strategy and policy through to signalling, via event planning, design, innovation, bus design, and development of the Underground network.
Tuesday 11th July
“MY VISIT TO THE RIO OLYMPICS” by GARY JOYNES.
As part of the preparations for the 2016 Olympics, Metro Rio constructed a new metro line 4 between Barra and downtown Rio de Janerio. The talk will discuss the planning of the line and progress made by the programme team in opening the line in time for the Olympics from a visit Gary Joynes made to the Metro Rio organisation. It will pick up on the challenges faced and mitigations that were put in place to open on time. The talk will also highlight novel features (to London Underground) observed by the presenter on the Metro Rio network. The presenter will also take the opportunity to share the experience of working as a volunteer for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Tuesday 8th August
“Diving Into The Fleet: A Look At London's Lost Tube” with Jonathan Roberts, JRC Consulting and Mike Olivier, Writer & Moderator, London Reconnections
Lashed by the twin tides of London politics and finance, the Fleet line remains one of the forgotten stories of the Underground. We look at the plans and physical legacy that it left behind as well as its transition to becoming the Jubilee.
Tuesday 12th September
“The Development of the Docklands Light Railway” Mark Davis, Head of Contracts and Business Performance, DLR.
Since the original 13-station system was introduced, the Docklands Light Railway has seen over £1bn of improvement upgrades and extensions. Passenger growth and the ongoing regeneration of East London means that the DLR has expanded from modest beginnings to a complex, fully automated transport system. The success and expansion of the line has meant buying extra vehicles and investing in major civil engineering and signalling development to cope with longer trains and what was the ultimate test: the delivery of a key transport provider for the London 2012 Olympics.