The Anonymous Widower

Silicon Roundabout – 10th April 2021

This time the images were taken going from home to Moorgate.

There doesn’t seem to have been much progress since I wrote Silicon Roundabout – 8th March 2021.

If you compare what still exists of the old station and the visualisations of the new, there still appears to be a lot of old concrete to remove, like the big curved structure in the middle, which is shown in the last picture.

April 10, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,


  1. It looks like another of the Mayor’s waste of money schemes that will be a danger zone, and difficult to interface different modes of transport. The route into London should have had a flyover, by the look of the map.

    Comment by jagracer | April 10, 2021 | Reply

    • Strangely works for a flyover were included in the original works during the 1960s but fortunately it never got built thus saving Central London from the curse of cars outer London suffers from.

      Personally I would remove Euston Underpass and begin demolition of Westway starting from the section near Edgware Road Station and working outward. It’s path could be reused as a light rail route !

      Comment by Melvyn | April 10, 2021 | Reply

      • Sounds like a plan worth considering. I never understood why the Victorians never built an overhead railway across London, with a system like Chicago has. Tunnels flood, and Chicago seems to work in the snow as well. Late Victorian London was full of horses, so they would not have been disturbed.

        Comment by jagracer | April 10, 2021

  2. I use the station regularly and it is a total dump, with dingy passageways and no step-free access, although there were a couple of long ramps.

    The road layout is now complete and most of the times, I go round it on a bus, it is no worse than it was before the work started.

    The new entrance on Cowper Street will allow pedestrians to completely by-pass the roundabout.

    Most users of the station will enter and leave the station from the middle of the roundabout.

    The important route to Moorfields Hospital will not require the crossing of any roads.

    I think it is a good scheme, that will be better for traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.

    Comment by AnonW | April 10, 2021 | Reply

    • Thank you, I base my comments on Google maps, which shows minimal signposting and roadworks everywhere. I am glad that, as a pedestrian you can get around safely. Last time I travelled into East London, I found it difficult to find the Blackwall Tunnel due to lack of signposts and a poor approach layout. I lived in Plaistow, and worked in Greewich in the mid Nineties, and the area is unrecogniseable now. It has got quite challenging to drive from Norfolk to Tunbridge Wells where my familly once lived.

      Comment by jagracer | April 10, 2021 | Reply

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