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Blackwall Tunnel

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The Blackwall Tunnel is a pair of road tunnels underneath the River Thames in east London, England linking the London Borough of Tower Hamlets with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, and part of the A102 road. [1]

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A102 road

The A102 is a road that starts in Clapton in north London in the London Borough of Hackney and ends by merging into the A2 road just south of the Sun in the Sands roundabout in south London in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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A12 road (England)

The A12 is a major road in England.

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A13 road (England)

The A13 is a major road in England linking Central London with east London and south Essex.

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A2 road (England)

The A2 is a major road in southern England, connecting London with the English Channel port of Dover in Kent.

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Alexander Binnie

Sir Alexander Richardson Binnie (1839–1917) was a British civil engineer responsible for several major engineering projects, including several associated with crossings of the River Thames in London.

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Autocar (magazine)

Autocar is a weekly British automobile magazine published by Haymarket Motoring Publications Ltd.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Beckton

Beckton is an urban neighbourhood in east London, England and part of the London Borough of Newham.

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Blackwall, London

Blackwall is a district in London, located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and also forms part of the Port of London.

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Boris Johnson

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964), best known as Boris Johnson, is a British politician, popular historian and journalist serving as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 2016 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015.

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Canary Wharf tube station

Canary Wharf is a London Underground station in the Canary Wharf commercial estate; it is on the Jubilee line, between and.

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Canning Town station

Canning Town is a London Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and London Buses station in Canning Town in London, England.

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Cecil Parkinson

Cecil Edward Parkinson, Baron Parkinson, PC (1 September 1931 – 22 January 2016) was a British Conservative politician and cabinet minister.

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Chiswick

Chiswick is a district of west London, England.

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Compressed air

Compressed air is air kept under a pressure that is greater than atmospheric pressure.

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Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich DLR station

Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich is a light metro station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Bank-Lewisham Line in Greenwich, south-east London, so named for its proximity to the Cutty Sark in the Maritime Greenwich district.

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Dartford (UK Parliament constituency)

Dartford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Gareth Johnson of the Conservative Party.

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Dartford Crossing

The Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing, commonly known as the Dartford Crossing and until 1991 the Dartford Tunnel, is a major road crossing of the River Thames in England, carrying the A282 road between Dartford in Kent to the south with Thurrock in Essex to the north.

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Desmond Plummer

Arthur Desmond Herne Plummer, Baron Plummer of St Marylebone, TD, DL, FRSA (25 May 1914 – 2 October 2009) was a British Conservative Party politician in London and the longest serving Leader of the Greater London Council.

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Docklands Light Railway

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is an automated light metro system opened in 1987 to serve the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England.

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East End of London

The East End of London, usually called the East End, is the historic core of wider East London, east of the Roman and medieval walls of the City of London, and north of the River Thames.

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Edward VII

Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.

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Ernest Marples

Alfred Ernest Marples, Baron Marples, PC (9 December 1907 – 6 July 1978), was a British Conservative politician who served as Postmaster General (1957–1959) and Minister of Transport (1959–1964).

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Ernest William Moir

Sir Ernest William Moir (9 June 1862 – 14 June 1933) was a British civil engineer and the first Moir baronet.

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Essex

Essex is a county in the East of England.

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Gallions Reach Crossing

The Gallions Reach Crossing is a proposed River Thames crossing close to Gallions Reach in East London, running between Beckton in the London Borough of Newham and Thamesmead in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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Gas holder

A gas holder, or gasometer, is a large container in which natural gas or town gas is stored near atmospheric pressure at ambient temperatures.

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Glasgow

Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.

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Greater London Council

The Greater London Council (GLC) was the top-tier local government administrative body for Greater London from 1965 to 1986.

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Greenwich

Greenwich is an area of south east London, England, located east-southeast of Charing Cross.

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Greenwich (UK Parliament constituency)

Greenwich was a parliamentary constituency in south-east London, which returned Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the UK Parliament from 1832 to 1997 (by the first past the post system).

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Greenwich foot tunnel

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel crosses beneath the River Thames in East London, linking Greenwich (Royal Borough of Greenwich) on the south bank with the Isle of Dogs (London Borough of Tower Hamlets) on the north.

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Greenwich Peninsula

Greenwich Peninsula is a district of south-east London, England, within the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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Hansard

Hansard is the traditional name of the transcripts of Parliamentary Debates in Britain and many Commonwealth countries.

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Island Gardens DLR station

Island Gardens is a light metro station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Bank-Lewisham Line next to Island Gardens in North Greenwich (not to be confused with Greenwich Peninsula, also known as North Greenwich), East London.

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Isle of Dogs

The Isle of Dogs, locally referred to as the island, is a geographic area made up of Millwall, Cubitt Town, Canary Wharf and parts of Blackwall, Limehouse and Poplar.

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James Henry Greathead

James Henry Greathead (6 August 1844 – 21 October 1896) was a civil engineer renowned for his work on the London Underground railway.

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Joseph Bazalgette

Sir Joseph William Bazalgette, CB (28 March 181915 March 1891) was a 19th-century English civil engineer.

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Jubilee line

The Jubilee line is a London Underground line that runs between in east London and in the suburban north-west, via the Docklands, South Bank and West End.

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Ken Livingstone

Kenneth Robert Livingstone (born 17 June 1945) is an English politician who served as the Leader of the Greater London Council (GLC) from 1981 until the council was abolished in 1986, and as Mayor of London from the creation of the office in 2000 until 2008.

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Kent

Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.

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Large goods vehicle

A heavy goods vehicle (HGV), also large goods vehicle (LGV) or medium goods vehicle, is the European Union (EU) term for any truck with a gross combination mass (GCM) of over. Sub-category N2 is used for vehicles between and and N3 for all goods vehicles over as defined in Directive 2001/116/EC. The term medium goods vehicle is used within parts of the UK government to refer to goods vehicles of between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes which according to the EU are also "large goods vehicles". Commercial carrier vehicles of up to are referred to as Light commercial vehicles and come into category N1. Confusingly though, parts of the UK government refer to these as "light goods vehicles" (also abbreviated "LGV"), with the term LGV" appearing on tax discs for these smaller vehicles. Tax discs use the term "HGV" for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. HGVs must not exceed 40 tonnes laden weight or in length to cross boundaries in the EU, but longer and heavier vehicles (LHVs) known as Gigaliner, EuroCombi, EcoLiner, innovative commercial vehicle, mega-truck, etc., typically long and weighing up to 60 tonnes are used in some countries, and the implications of allowing them to cross borders was being considered.

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Lewisham

Lewisham is an area of south London, England, south-east of Charing Cross.

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Limehouse Link tunnel

The Limehouse Link tunnel is a long tunnel in the Limehouse area of East London on the A1203 road which links the northern approach of Tower Bridge with a point just north of Canary Wharf in London Docklands.

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Limited-access road

A limited-access road, known by various terms worldwide, including limited-access highway, dual-carriageway, expressway, and partial controlled access highway, is a highway or arterial road for high-speed traffic which has many or most characteristics of a controlled-access highway (freeway or motorway), including limited or no access to adjacent property, some degree of separation of opposing traffic flow, use of grade separated interchanges to some extent, prohibition of some modes of transport such as bicycles or horses, and very few or no intersecting cross-streets.

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List of crossings of the River Thames

This is a list of crossings of the River Thames comprising over 200 bridges, 27 tunnels, six public ferries, one cable car link, and one ford.

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List of sub-regions used in the London Plan

Greater London is divided into five sub-regions for the purposes of the London Plan.

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a London Borough in East London which covers much of the traditional East End.

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London Bridge

Several bridges named London Bridge have spanned the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark, in central London.

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London Buses

London Buses is the subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL) that manages bus services within Greater London.

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London Buses route 108

London Buses route 108 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England.

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London congestion charge

The London congestion charge is a fee charged on most motor vehicles operating within the Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ) in Central London between 07:00 and 18:00 Mondays to Fridays.

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London County Council

London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London throughout its existence from 1889 to 1965, and the first London-wide general municipal authority to be directly elected.

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London Evening Standard

The London Evening Standard (or simply Evening Standard) is a local, free daily newspaper, published Monday to Friday in tabloid format in London.

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London Ringways

The London Ringways were a series of four ring roads planned in the 1960s to circle London at various distances from the city centre.

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Mayor of London

The Mayor of London is the head of the executive body of the Greater London Authority.

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Merlyn Rees

Merlyn Merlyn-Rees, Baron Merlyn-Rees, PC (18 December 1920 – 5 January 2006), born Merlyn Rees, was a Welsh-born Labour party Member of Parliament from 1963 until 1992, who served as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1974–76) and Home Secretary (1976–79).

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Metropolitan Board of Works

The Metropolitan Board of Works (MBW) was the principal instrument of London-wide government from December 1855 until the establishment of the London County Council in March 1889.

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Metropolitan Police Service

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), commonly known as the Metropolitan Police and informally as the Met, is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the "square mile" of the City of London, which is the responsibility of the City of London Police.

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North Greenwich tube station

North Greenwich is a London Underground station served by the Jubilee line.

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Pearson plc

Pearson plc is a British multinational publishing and education company headquartered in London.

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Peter Hendy

Sir Peter Gerard Hendy, CBE (born 19 March 1953) is the current chairman of Network Rail and was formerly the Commissioner of Transport for London.

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Press Association

The Press Association (PA) is a multimedia news agency operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Provisional Irish Republican Army

The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA or Provisional IRA) was an Irish republican revolutionary organisation that sought to end British rule in Northern Ireland, facilitate the reunification of Ireland and bring about an independent socialist republic encompassing all of Ireland.

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Reversible lane

A reversible lane (British English: tidal flow) is a lane in which traffic may travel in either direction, depending on certain conditions.

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Richard Marsh, Baron Marsh

Richard William Marsh, Baron Marsh, PC (14 March 1928 – 29 July 2011) was an English politician and business executive.

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River Thames

The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.

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Rotherhithe Tunnel

The Rotherhithe Tunnel is a road tunnel under the River Thames in East London, connecting Limehouse in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets north of the river to Rotherhithe in the London Borough of Southwark south of the river, designated the A101.

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Royal Borough of Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is a London borough in south-east London, England.

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Silvertown

Silvertown is a district and forms part of the Port of London in the London Borough of Newham, in east London, England It lies on the north bank of the Thames and a major £3.5billion redevelopment of the area was approved in 2015.

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Silvertown Tunnel

The Silvertown Tunnel is a proposed new road tunnel under the River Thames in East London that would connect the Greenwich Peninsula and West Silvertown; it is being promoted by Transport for London (TfL).

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Stephen Swingler

Stephen Thomas Swingler, PC (2 March 1915 – 19 February 1969) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

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Stratford, London

Stratford is a town and parish in London, in the London Borough of Newham.

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Street light

A street light, light pole, lamppost, street lamp, light standard, or lamp standard is a raised source of light on the edge of a road or path.

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Terry Farrell (architect)

Sir Terry Farrell, CBE, RIBA, FRSA, FCSD, MRTPI (born 12 May 1938) is a British architect and urban designer.

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Thames Gateway Bridge

The Thames Gateway Bridge was a proposed crossing over the River Thames in east London, England.

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Thamesmead

Thamesmead is a district of southeast London, England, east of Charing Cross, mainly consisting of social housing built from the mid-1960s onwards on former marshland on the south bank of the River Thames between Woolwich and Belvedere.

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The Automobile Association

AA plc (The AA, originally The Automobile Association) is a British motoring association founded in 1905, which currently provides car insurance, driving lessons, breakdown cover, loans, motoring advice, road maps and other services.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Herald (Glasgow)

The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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The O2

The O2 is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, including an indoor arena, a music club, a Cineworld cinema, an exhibition space, piazzas, bars and restaurants.

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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894.

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Traffic bottleneck

A traffic bottleneck is a localized disruption of vehicular traffic on a street, road, or highway.

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Traffic congestion

Traffic congestion is a condition on transport networks that occurs as use increases, and is characterized by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular queueing.

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Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London, England.

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Trunk road

A trunk road, trunk highway, or strategic road is a major road, usually connecting two or more cities, ports, airports and other places, which is the recommended route for long-distance and freight traffic.

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Tunnelling shield

A tunnelling shield is a protective structure used during the excavation of large, man-made tunnels.

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Tunnels underneath the River Thames

The table below lists many of the tunnels under the River Thames in and near London, which, thanks largely to its underlying bed of clay, is one of the most tunnelled cities in the world.

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Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) was an executive agency granted trading fund status in the United Kingdom sponsored by the Department for Transport of the United Kingdom Government.

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Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh (or; circa 155429 October 1618) was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer.

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Woolwich Ferry

The Woolwich Ferry is a free vehicle ferry service across the River Thames in East London, connecting Woolwich to the south with North Woolwich to the north.

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Woolwich foot tunnel

The Woolwich foot tunnel crosses under the River Thames in East London from Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to North Woolwich in the London Borough of Newham.

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Yorkshire

Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwall_Tunnel

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