The Anonymous Widower

A Bridge Station Over Still Waters

Overamstel station is as the name suggests built on a bridge over the River Amstel.

I didn’t have time to exit the station and explore.

Stations On Bridges

What puzzles me, is that there are so few stations built on a bridge or viaduct over water or perhaps a park, with entrances on both sides.

Only Blackfriars station in London comes to mind.

Although, there are rumours, that Charing Cross will be extended over the Thames to fit in longer platforms.

Surely, if you need a station nearby and a footbridge over a river, isn’t a combined station and footbridge a dual-purpose solution. Especially, if you want a station on both sides of the river.

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Amsterdam Metro Trains

These pictures show the trains on the Amsterdam Metro.

The pictures show the latest trains, which were built by Alstom.

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Good Design On The Amsterdam Metro

Sometimes, it’s good design that catches my eye as I roam around.

These pictures are from the Amsterdam Metro.

Most of the escalators I saw in The Netherlands had traffic lights and I like that. Stations in the UK don’t seem to have a policy about which side is up or down. Some shops also deliberately make their escalatoprs complicated, so you take a detour round the shop.

I would like to see a law, that all escalators (and ticket gates) had much better lights to show their direction of operation.

The wooden handrail must be the only one I’ve seen in a new station or building. Transport for London repairs old ones, but doesn’t seem to install new ones.

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