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Alternating current (AC) is an electric current which periodically reverses direction, in contrast to direct current (DC) which flows only in one direction.
Anglia Railways was a train operating company in England owned by GB Railways and later FirstGroup, that operated the Anglia franchise from January 1997 until March 2004.
Ashford International railway station is a National Rail international and regional station on the High Speed 1, South Eastern Main Line and Marshlink Line in England, United Kingdom, serving the town of Ashford, Kent.
In the United Kingdom and in Australia, a bay platform is a dead-end railway platform at a railway station that has through lines.
Beckton is the eastern terminus of the Beckton branch of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in the Docklands area of east London.
Bow Back Rivers or Stratford Back Rivers is a complex of waterways between Bow and Stratford in east London, England, which connect the River Lea to the River Thames.
Bow Creek is a long tidal estuary of the English River Lea and is part of the Bow Back Rivers.
The Bow Curve is a branch railway line in Bow, east London, that connects the Great Eastern Main Line (out of) and the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (out of). The line, in length, connects on the GEML with on the LTSR.
Bow Road is a closed railway station in Bow, east London, that was opened in 1876 on the Bow Curve branch line by the Great Eastern Railway (GER).
Bow is a neighbourhood and parish in Greater London England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Broad Street was a major terminal station in the City of London, adjacent to Liverpool Street station.
Trenitalia c2c Limited, Trenitalia c2c Limited formerly NXET Trains Limited trading as c2c, is an English train operating company owned by Trenitalia that operates the Essex Thameside railway franchise.
Canary Wharf is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in the Canary Wharf (within the estate) in East London.
The Central line is a London Underground line that runs through central London, from, Essex, in the north-east to and in the west.
Channelsea River is a tidal river in London, England, one of the Bow Back Rivers that flow into the Bow Creek part of the River Lea, which in turn flows into the River Thames.
Coborn Road was a railway station in Bow, east London, down the main line from Liverpool Street.
A cross-platform interchange is a type of interchange between different lines at a metro (or other railway) station.
Crossrail is a railway line under development in London and the home counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex, England.
A culvert is a structure that allows water to flow under a road, railroad, trail, or similar obstruction from one side to the other side.
The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust and published in London.
Deutsche Bahn AG (abbreviated as DB, DB AG or DBAG) is a German railway company.
Direct current (DC) is the unidirectional flow of electric charge.
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is an automated light metro system opened in 1987 to serve the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England.
The East of England is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.
The Eastern Counties Railway (ECR) was an English railway company incorporated in 1836 intended to link London with Ipswich via Colchester, and then extend to Norwich and Yarmouth.
The Eastern Region was a region of British Railways from 1948, whose operating area could be identified from the dark blue signs and colour schemes that adorned its station and other railway buildings.
Ebbsfleet International railway station is a railway station in Ebbsfleet Valley, in the Borough of Dartford, Kent, outside the eastern boundary of Greater London, England.
Eurostar is a high-speed railway service connecting London with Amsterdam, Avignon, Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris and Rotterdam.
F&W Media International Limited, formerly known as David & Charles Publishers (also styled as David and Charles), is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books, eBooks, digital products, craft patterns and online education courses.
The Fairlop Loop was a 6.5-mile (10 km) branch line of the Great Eastern Railway (GER).
Fenchurch Street is a street in London linking Aldgate at its eastern end with Lombard Street and Gracechurch Street in the west.
The Great Eastern Main Line (GEML, sometimes referred to as the East Anglia Main Line) is a major railway line on the British railway system which connects Liverpool Street station in central London with destinations in east London and the East of England, including,,,, and.
The Great Eastern Railway (GER) was a pre-grouping British railway company, whose main line linked London Liverpool Street to Norwich and which had other lines through East Anglia.
The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England, the Midlands, and most of Wales.
Greater Anglia (legal name Abellio East Anglia Limited) is a train operating company in Great Britain owned as a joint venture by Abellio, the international arm of the state-owned Dutch national rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen, and the Japanese company Mitsui.
The Hall Farm Curve is a disused length of railway line in Walthamstow, east London, that connected Chingford station with Stratford station until the closure of the section of line in September 1968.
Heathrow Airport (also known as London Heathrow) is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom.
Heathrow Terminal 4 is a TfL Rail station serving London Heathrow Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport.
The hertz (symbol: Hz) is the derived unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second.
High Speed 1 (HS1), legally the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), is a high-speed railway between London and the United Kingdom end of the Channel Tunnel.
An interchange station or a transfer station is a train station for more than one railway route in a public transport system that allows passengers to change from one route to another, often without having to leave a station or pay an additional fare.
An island platform (also center platform, centre platform) is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station, tram stop or transitway interchange.
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.
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.
The Jubilee Line Extension is the extension of the London Underground Jubilee line from to through south and east London.
The Lea Valley lines are two commuter lines and two branches in North East London, so named because they run along the Lower Lea Valley of the River Lea.
Leyton is a London Underground station in Leyton, in London, England.
Limehouse is a National Rail and connected Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station situated in Limehouse and is close to Stepney in London, England, United Kingdom.
This is a list of the busiest railway stations in Great Britain on the National Rail network.
Fare zone 2 is an inner zone of Transport for London's zonal fare system used for calculating the price of tickets for travel on the London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway and, since 2007, on National Rail services.
Fare zone 3 is an inner zone of Transport for London's zonal fare system used for calculating the price of tickets for travel on the London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway and, since 2007, on National Rail services.
Liverpool Street station, also known as London Liverpool Street, is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in the north-eastern corner of the City of London, in the ward of Bishopsgate.
The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) was the second largest (after LMS) of the "Big Four" railway companies created by the Railways Act 1921 in Britain.
The London Borough of Newham is a London borough formed from the former Essex county boroughs of West Ham and East Ham, within east London, the name being a portmanteau word reflecting its creation while combining the compass points of the old borough names.
London City Airport is a light metro station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Stratford-Woolwich and Bank-Woolwich Lines; serving London City Airport in East London.
London Crosslink was a train service operated by Anglia Railways between Norwich and Basingstoke, using the North London Line to bypass central London.
London Overground (also known simply as the Overground) is a suburban rail network serving London and its environs.
Paddington, also known as London Paddington, is a Central London railway terminus and London Underground station complex, located on Praed Street in the Paddington area.
London TravelWatch is a statutory British consumer organisation that campaigns for improvements to transport in London.
The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LTSR), also known as Essex Thameside, is a commuter railway line on the British railway system which connects Fenchurch Street station in central London with destinations in east London and Essex, including,,,, Tilbury, Southend and.
Loughton is a London Underground station, some two miles north of the Greater London boundary, in the Epping Forest district of Essex.
Maryland railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line serving the locality of Maryland in the London Borough of Newham, east London.
The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
Mixed-use development is a type of urban development that blends residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or entertainment uses, where those functions are physically and functionally integrated, and that provides pedestrian connections.
National Express East Anglia (NXEA) was a train operating company in England owned by National Express, that operated the Greater Anglia franchise from April 2004 until February 2012.
National Rail (NR) in the United Kingdom is the trading name licensed for use by the Rail Delivery Group, an unincorporated association whose membership consists of the passenger train operating companies (TOCs) of England, Scotland, and Wales.
Network Rail is the owner (via its subsidiary Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, which was known as Railtrack plc before 2002) and infrastructure manager of most of the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales.
The North London line is a railway line of the London Overground, which passes through the inner suburbs of north London, England.
The North London Railway (NLR) company had lines connecting the north of London to the East and West India Docks in the east of the city.
The Northern & Eastern Railway was an early British railway company, that planned to build a line from London to York.
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) was a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, responsible for ensuring the delivery of venues, infrastructure and legacy for the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.
An overhead line or overhead wire is used to transmit electrical energy to trams, trolleybuses or trains.
The Palace Gates Line was a short railway branch line in north London running from the main line at Seven Sisters station in Tottenham to Palace Gates (Wood Green) station in Wood Green.
Palace Gates railway station was on the Palace Gates Line in Wood Green, north London, on the corner of Bridge Road and Dorset Road.
Pathé News was a producer of newsreels and documentaries from 1910 until 1970 in the United Kingdom.
Poplar is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Poplar, London, England.
Poplar is a mainly residential district of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, East London, about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east of Charing Cross.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London, United Kingdom, is a sporting complex built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Stratford City development.
Railway electrification in Great Britain began during the late 19th century.
A railway electrification system supplies electric power to railway trains and trams without an on-board prime mover or local fuel supply.
The River Lea in England originates in Leagrave, Luton in the Chiltern Hills and flows generally southeast, east, and then south through east London where it meets the River Thames, the last looping section being known as Bow Creek.
Silverlink was a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by National Express that operated the North London Railways franchise from March 1997 until November 2007.
London & South Eastern Railway Limited, trading as Southeastern, is a British train operating company owned by the Anglo-French joint venture Govia that provides rail services in South East England.
In railway and rapid transit parlance, the Spanish solution (also called the Barcelona solution) is a station layout with two railway platforms, one on each side of the line, to speed up boarding and alighting: passengers board from one side and alight to the other.
St Pancras railway station, also known as London St Pancras and officially since 2007 as St Pancras International, is a central London railway terminus located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden.
A standard-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge of.
The Stansted Express is a direct train service linking London Liverpool Street to London Stansted Airport.
Stratford bus station is a bus and coach station and taxi rank (known as Meridian Square) which is split into two separate sections in Stratford in London, England.
Stratford City is a mixed-use development project in Stratford, London, England.
Stratford City Bus Station is located next to the main entrance of Westfield Stratford City.
Stratford High Street is a Docklands Light Railway station in Stratford in London, England.
Stratford International is the name of a National Rail station in Stratford and a separate, but nearby, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station located in East Village in London and within the Greater London metropolitan area. Despite the station's name, no international services call there. The National Rail platforms are, however, served by domestic Southeastern trains on the High Speed 1 route originating at St. Pancras, with interchange to Eurostar trains (which are international) at either Ebbsfleet or Ashford. On the DLR it is a terminus – one of 7 end of the line termini – for local services via. Construction of the National Rail station was completed in 2006 but it only opened in 2009, for Southeastern services on HS1. In 2011 an extension of the DLR was opened to connect Stratford International to the wider London public transport network and to the main Stratford station to the south. The DLR station is physically separate and across the road from the HS1 station. Oyster cards and contactless payment cards are valid for travel to and from Stratford International, with the DLR station in Travelcard zone 2/3, but special fares apply at the HS1 station. The four-platform HS1 station is built within "Stratford Box", a concrete-sided cutting, meaning the station is located below ground level. It is located near the centre of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, adjacent to the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.
Stratford TMD was a traction maintenance depot located in Stratford, London, England on the Great Eastern Main Line.
The Stratford tube crash occurred on 8 April 1953, on the Central line of the London Underground.
Stratford Works was the locomotive-building works of the Great Eastern Railway situated at Stratford, London, England.
Stratford is a town and parish in London, in the London Borough of Newham.
In the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong and Commonwealth countries such as India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, a subway is normally an underpass for pedestrians and/or cyclists beneath a road or railway, allowing them to reach the other side in safety.
Temple Mills is a northerly part of Stratford, south of Leyton, located on the boundary of the London borough of Newham and Waltham Forest in east London Temple Mills was home to a marshalling yard and wagon works belonging to the Great Eastern Railway.
TfL Rail is the temporary franchise of two separate railway lines in London and its environs that will combine to form part of the Crossrail service when it opens in stages from December 2018 to December 2019.
A third rail is a method of providing electric power to a railway locomotive or train, through a semi-continuous rigid conductor placed alongside or between the rails of a railway track.
A tidal river is a river whose flow and level are influenced by tides.
In rail transport, track gauge is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails.
Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London, England.
The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.
The West Anglia Main Line is one of the two main lines from, the other being the Great Eastern Main Line to Ipswich and Norwich.
West Ham is an intermodal interchange station in West Ham, east London, served by London Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and National Rail main line trains.
Westfield Stratford City is a shopping centre in Stratford, London, which opened on 13 September 2011.
WilkinsonEyre is an international architecture practice based in London, England.
Woolwich Arsenal station is a National Rail and Docklands Light Railway interchange station located in Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
The 2012 Summer Paralympics, the 14th Summer Paralympic Games, and also more generally known as the London 2012 Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that took place in London, United Kingdom from 29 August to 9 September 2012.
25 kV alternating current electrification is commonly used in railway electrification systems worldwide, especially for high-speed rail.
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