The Anonymous Widower

Crossrail’s Inclined Lifts

This page on variably, shows the inclined lifts on Crossrail, at Liverpool Street station.

Take a look, as they are impressive. To my built-in video camera with an enormous instant-access store, they look like modern versions of the first inclined lift, I ever saw, which was on the Stockholm Metro.

If I remember correctly, the Swedish one was installed on if not an Angel-sized set of escalators, certainly one of a good length.

It looks like it was at Duvbo station.

Enjoy the video.

It’s not this set of escalators at Duvbo, as it is the other way round, but it certainly is very similar.

Are they available in bronze for the Northern reaches of the Piccadilly Line, where I suggested inclined lifts for step-free access in Thoughts On Step-Free Access At Manor House Station.

One could be built in like this short one at Greenford station.

I shall replace this picture with a better one.

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An Inclined Lift

In one of the stations I passed through on the Stockholm Metro, there was an inclined lift.

An Inclined Lift

An Inclined Lift

Both Crossrail and the London Underground are installing some in the near future.

Hiss incidentally means lift and is easily remembered, if like me, you need the occasional pick-me-up.

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A Walk At Hässelby Strand

After I’d seen the Vasa, I thought it would be nice for another walk. So  I looked on the Stockholm Metro map and found a station called Hässelby Strand.  If Strand means the same as it does in German, then it could be a beach. I’ve just checked and it is.

So I went and explored.

It was a very pleasant place by the water. Sadly, there didn’t seem to be a cafe for a drink.

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What’s Wrong With A Large Map?

London, in common with many other cities, puts their city rail network on a large clear map.

Stockholm's Interactive Metro Map

Stockholm’s Interactive Metro Map

Stockholm Metro tries to be different and uses an interactive video map, which admittedly has other functions, but I found very difficult, as the station names were small. The information on the platforms is rudimentary, with no local maps or even a linear map of the line, which most metro systems seem to have.

Information On The Platform

Information On The Platform

But the two things, I found most annoying about the Stockholm Metro, was that all stations are labelled with large T’s and my tourist ticket had to be shown to the ticket office every time I entered the system.

I know the T stands for something like Tunnel-bahn, but most countries seem to use either M, U or as in London’s case, have a symbol recognisable all over the world.

My daily ticket, that I bought from the Tourist Office is being replaced, but it would have been so much better to have an electronic ticket, that most countries seem to have.

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