The Anonymous Widower

From Nine Elms Station To The United States Embassy

From Nine Elms station, I walked to the United States Embassy through Arch 42 under the railway, taking these pictures on the way.

The route is as follows.

  • Walk down the West side of the station.
  • Continue through the coloured hoardings to wards the railway.
  • Arch 42 is opposite the end of the walkway.
  • Continue through Arch 42.
  • The United States Embassy is a short walk from the other side of Arch 42.

It only took me a few minutes.

September 21, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , | Leave a comment

Nine Elms Underground Station – 14th February 2021

Nine Elms Underground station, is now recognisable as a station.

Note.

  1. It certainly looks like an Autumn opening is not impossible.
  2. I couldn’t past the station to have a look at Arch 42, which I wrote about in Nine Elms Gateways By Projects Office.

I walked to the station from Vauxhall station this morning, through a forest of new skyscrapers.

February 14, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | 1 Comment

Nine Elms Gateways By Projects Office

I first heard of this project in September last year, in this article on Ian Visits, which is entitled Nine Elms Railway Arch To Be Opened As Pedestrian Tunnel.

Ian introduces the problem like this.

A blocked off railway arch under the tracks in Nine Elms could be opened up as a new pedestrian tunnel. What is officially plain Arch 42 would create a walking link that starts just outside the back of the future Nine Elms station on the Northern line and the cluster of new blocks of flats and the US Embassy on the north side of the mainline railway.

I would appear to be a shorter walking route.

This Google Map shows the area.

Note.

  1. The substantial box-like structure with all the buttresses in the South-East corner of the map is the future Nine Elms station.
  2. Arch 42 is one of the arches, that pass under the railway crossing the North West corner of the map.

It would appear that the proposal to turn the arch into a tunnel could be a good idea.

This article on SWLondoner is entitled Nine Elms Viaduct To Get “Tunnel Vision” Makeover and gives a few details of the project.

This page on the Projects Office web site shows a visualisation of the tunnel.

Have a look and see what you think!

Note.

  1. In the visualisation, there is a signal gantry across the track, which is also shown in the map above.
  2. What will be the building material? Brick, steel or even recycled plastic?

I used to know a free-style bricklayer, who would have created an interesting portal.

I like the design and can’t wait to see it in reality!

You certainly won’t miss it, if you’re looking for it to get to the US Embassy or another building on the other side of the tracks.

Conclusion

Could Projects Office have come up with a distinctive way of making tunnels under railways and roads more welcoming?

February 13, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , | 1 Comment