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
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 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.
TUESDAY 10th OCTOBER
“Through the Lens - London Underground Engineering Trains”, by Jason Cross.
Capturing photographs of engineering trains on the London Underground has become a labour of love for Leicester-based railway enthusiast Jason Cross. Often driving down to London from Leicester late at night or early in the morning, he has managed to build up a collection of images of non-passenger carrying trains in many locations around the Underground system. Included in the show will be all of the current battery locomotive fleet, a close look at some of the wagons and plant, the Rail Adhesion Trains and the Track Recording Train.
TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER
“Crossrail 2”, with Andy Guest, CEng FIET - Head of Engineering, Crossrail 2.
Crossrail 2 is a potential major new rail line for London and the South East. It could create new jobs and homes, open up new parts of the Capital and improve journeys for commuters and others across the region. It replaces an earlier scheme known as the Chelsea-Hackney Line, and would help to relieve congestion on both the national and TfL rail networks, as well as support economic development in and around London. A high-frequency, high-capacity rail line running through London and into Surrey and Hertfordshire, it will add much needed capacity to London’s rail network.