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The following are the nominations, votes and comments made for Selected articles for the London Transport Portal.

Wimbledon and Sutton Railway[edit]

As nothing else has been suggested, I propose the Wimbledon and Sutton Railway article. It is a recent new article covering the gestation and construction of one of the last railway lines to be built in London and which almost became part of the District and Northern Lines. I declare an interest as I wrote it.DavidCane 01:57, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Support
  1. A good historical article which illustrates the history of London's railway network. Tbo 157talk 18:35, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • Done

A1 road (London)[edit]

Reason for nomination
A bit of a CoI here since I wrote about 75% of this one (the edit history makes it look like I wrote almost 100%, but that's because much of the history is at the pages for individual streets now merged into this article), so while I'll nominate it I won't actually vote as I'm obviously biased. IMO this would be a good one, as well as untraditional (we cover buses and trains all the time, but sometimes seem to lose sight of the significance of the historic roads, and the Great North Road's the most historic of them all). It's currently an uncontested Good Article (and would probably pass as a FA with very little reworking). While it's long, it doesn't either slip into TL;DR territory at any point due to the way it's subdivided, nor veer off into irrelevancies. And for the purists out there, it does mention five railway stations! iridescent (talk to me!) 15:04, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Support
Comments

St Pancras railway station[edit]

Do I need to give a reason? Probably the London transport system's most iconic building, and about to get major coverage as it becomes the Eurostar hub in November iridescent (talk to me!) 19:48, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Support
  1. Strong support for November '07; weaker support for any other month for reasons above iridescent (talk to me!) 19:48, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
  2. Super strong support. It is only Londons most spectacular Train Terminus and also a major underground hub. Unisouth 11:29, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
  3. Support for November. Will be a spectacular new international terminal. Tbo 157(talk) (review) 18:35, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
  4. Support - would be appropriate for the opening of the shiny new Eurostar terminal next month. Andrew (My talk) 09:28, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
Comments

7 July 2005 London bombings[edit]

One of the most notable events ever to take place on the LT system, and a different approach to the theme of "LT-related article" than the typical "description of infrastructure" article iridescent (talk to me!) 19:48, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Support
  1. Support as nom for reason above iridescent (talk to me!) 19:48, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
Object
  1. I do not like the sound of this being a selected article as people would rather forget it. It did take me over 6 months before I could step foot on a circle line train. Also in memory of those people who died it should be forgoten. Unisouth 11:31, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Comments

*You might as well add this as no objections. Also provide an intro on the matter. Simply south 22:59, 1 October 2007 (UTC) I didn't realise this month's had already been put up. Simply south 13:25, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Removed from voting page and archived due to objection above. Tbo 157(talk) 19:09, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

London Transport Museum[edit]

Although the article does need to be expanded more, the historic museum itself has just been refurbished and will open later this month.Tbo 157(talk) 19:22, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Support
  1. Support as nom. Tbo 157(talk) 19:22, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  2. Support as above Bluegoblin7
  3. Support - seems most appropriate at the present time. Simply south 21:39, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
  4. Very conditional support, conditional on someone doing a big expansion - take away the "the collection" section, and at the moment it's just a stub. At the moment, it's shorter than (for example) Putney Bridge tube station, and looks decidedly sorry when compared with some of the other London museum articles. (Compare it with National Railway Museum for an idea of what it ought to look like, IMO.) I'll try to expand it if noone else does, but it won't be any time soon. iridescent 01:39, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • Done

City & South London Railway[edit]

This article, of which I'm the author, is about the world's first deep tube line has just achieved Featured Article status. --DavidCane 00
26, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
Support
  1. Support as one of the (regrettably too few) LT-related articles that would genuinely be readable, understandable and of interest to a reader with no interest or knowledge of the subject who stumbled across it. (Although wasn't the Tower Subway the first tube railway?) iridescent (talk to me!) 19:48, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
The Tower Subway was more little more than a box on rails pulled by a cable. It had few of the features of a true railway, ran for less than a third of a mile and lasted only three months before it was converted to pedestrian use.--DavidCane 01:18, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
I agree - I don't see it as a true tube railway any more than a horse-and-wooden-track mining-cart tracks. I guarantee at least five people will make an identical point, though. iridescent 01:26, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • Done

Woolwich Ferry[edit]

While we've had roads, rail (under and over), and buses, we've yet to have a river service. Realistically, this is the only one that's in a fit state to warrant featuring, although I intend to expand the extremely sorry stub of Hammertons Ferry (London) at some point ("The ferry operates on the river", indeed!). While the "history" section needs some expanding - I would hope something of note has happened there since 1889! - this is certainly an adequate article as it stands. iridescent 01:52, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Support
  1. Support as nom iridescent 01:52, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • Archived as the nominator striked out the nomination.

Thames Tunnel[edit]

I like this one; although not a particularly high-traffic article it's a well-written article about something of interest both to the hardcore trainspotter crowd, and the more general casual browser iridescent 16:32, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Support
  1. Support as nom iridescent 16:32, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
  2. Supprt. This should definitely be a portal article and we should aim to improve this to at least a GA status by expanding it and improving the referencing.--DavidCane (talk) 18:58, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
  3. Support! Safesler 21:34, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
  4. Support - an interesting article that many may not know much about. Regan123 (talk) 18:17, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Tower Bridge[edit]

You know we're going to have it one day... We may as well get it out of the way. iridescent 16:32, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom iridescent 16:32, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
  2. Support as nom - Bluegoblin7 17:16, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
  3. Support as above. Tbo 157(talk) 19:17, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
  4. Support. Well done article. Safesler 20:31, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Metropolitan and Metropolitan District Railways[edit]

Theses railways were the railways which were to become the predecessors to the modern system of the London Underground. They formed what are now classed as the first underground railways. These railways were the main predecessors to the Metroplitan, Circle, District and Circle Lines, and possibly the East London Line. Simply south (talk) 20:09, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Support
  1. Simply south (talk) 20:09, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
  2. BG7 14:45, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Johnston[edit]

The iconic Johnston typeface designed by Edward Johnston is worth a month in the spotlight as it has been in use for 95 years making it one of the Underground's most recognised design elements and it also influenced many later typefaces with the simplicity of its design. DavidCane (talk) 01:32, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Support
  1. As per nomination. DavidCane (talk) 01:32, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
  2. Ultra-Super-Duper-As-Large-And-Big-As-It-Can-Be-Support - BG7 01:14, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Fairlop Loop[edit]

The Fairlop Loop (now forming the bulk of the Hainault Loop on the Central line) has an interesting history. Built as pure speculation by the Great Eastern Railway at the turn of the 20th Century, with half a dozen impressively designed and constructed stations, it had a chequered history, with two station closures and re-openings, and a seventh station added by the London and North Eastern Railway by the late 1930s. Eventually it was transferred to London Transport in the late 1940s, save for the southern-most mile or so, which is now an abandoned alignment, but clues to its existence are apparent from many vantage-points between Newbury Park and Ilford. Sunil060902 (talk) 18:58, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Support
  1. As per nomination. Sunil060902 (talk) 18:58, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
  2. Support. 24.19.151.95 (talk) 06:21, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Oppose
  1. Oppose in it's current form; while there's a potentially good article buried within this one, there are too many "things to avoid" at the moment — over-reliance on a single source (the 24 references are misleading, as they're the same one repeated); the sprawling lists of service patterns and station opening dates; the absurdly large image galleries (not including the map, 34 images at present!) iridescent 19:52, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Comments
  • Archived due to opposition

Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway[edit]

I've just finished a complete rewrite of this article on one of the Yerkes tubes (now part of the Northern Line), increasing the article length by ten times. Also just put this forward for Featured Article review. --DavidCane (talk) 01:44, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nominator. --DavidCane (talk) 01:44, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  2. Absolutely support. I think this is the best article in our entire portfolio. iridescent 01:49, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  3. Strongly support. 24.19.151.95 (talk) 18:48, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Comments
  1. Probably OT for this page, but please see Talk:Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway, best, Sunil060902 (talk) 16:43, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

London Bridge (Lake Havasu City)[edit]

This one is not even in the UK. It is relevant however as it was meant to be a recreation of the original bridge. An interesting change in direction. Simply south (talk) 11:57, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Comments
  1. Support as nom. Simply south (talk)
  2. Sure, why not. iridescent 14:38, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  3. Support as nom.Oxyman42 (talk) 17:55, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Lord Ashfield[edit]

We haven't had a selected article on any of the individuals who helped create the London Underground. Lord Ashfield started as the General Manager of the UERL in 1907 and later served as its Managing Director and Chairman until it became part of the LPTB in 1933. He then served as the LPTB's chairman until 1947 - Thus having a huge impact on the direction the organisation took in its formative years. The only drawback is there is no picture of Lord Ashfield that can be used in the Portal page, although there are external links to a number within the article. DavidCane (talk) 01:32, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Support
  1. As per nomination. DavidCane (talk) 01:32, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
  2. Weak support, as I agree with David's reasoning but don't really like this article. If anyone can clean up the currently rather poorly Charles Tyson Yerkes I'd ultra-strongly support that. iridescent 11:20, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
  3. As per nom - BG7even 17:06, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Comments
  • I have expanded the article and found a free image of Lord Ashfield which is now in the article.--DavidCane (talk) 21:09, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Hammerton's Ferry[edit]

While we've had roads, rail (under and over), and buses, we've yet to have a river service. Changing my nomination from East to West London, as I've just finished my promised rewrite of this one and if I do say so myself I think it's now in a better state than Woolwich. Besides, I think it would be nice to give what's arguably the single most obscure route in the entire transport network a month basking in the spotlight. iridescent 00:04, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Support
  1. Support as nom iridescent 00:04, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
  2. As per nom - BG7even 17:06, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Comments

A215 road[edit]

Another rambling road article, this time in the generally under-represented South London (General note - although the history makes it look like I wrote the entire thing, this isn't actually a case of me plugging "my" article - it's the result of a merge of multiple articles with their own histories). iridescent 16:32, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Support
  1. Weak support as nom - "weak" as it's similar to (and inferior to IMO) the recently-featured A1 road iridescent 16:32, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
  2. As per nom - BG7even 17:06, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Edgar Speyer[edit]

Just written this one. Sir Edgar Speyer was the second chairman of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited (UERL) from 1906 to 1915. Speyer was a naturalised British citizen of German ancestry and during the First World War was accused of trading with the enemy. His citizenship was taken away after the war but he kept his baronetcy.--DavidCane (talk) 23:19, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Support
  1. As per nomination.--DavidCane (talk) 23:19, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. Support – iridescent 23:54, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Tower Subway[edit]

A lengthy, well-written article on a long-forgotten obscure piece of transport engineering history iridescent 14:37, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom iridescent 14:37, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  2. A s per nom - BG7even 17:06, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Ruislip Lido Railway[edit]

And now for something completely different... Arguably London's least-known rail line, which has somehow survived for over 60 years with almost nobody noticing. iridescent 14:37, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom iridescent 14:37, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  2. I agree. Dennisman (talk) 16:28, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
Comments

Richmond Bridge, London[edit]

This has had a recent expansion and also featured recently with a DYK. In recognition of it improved quality it should feature here.

Support
  1. As nominator Simply south (talk) 23:27, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. Weak support (COI alert: I wrote about 80% of it) – "weak" because this is part of an expansion of the (currently rather sorry-looking) West London bridges, and I'm deliberately doing the duller bridges first, so there will (hopefully, anyway) be more interesting bridge articles coming soon. – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
  3. As Iridescent got this to FA this month, this ought to be the one selected for next month.--DavidCane (talk) 01:56, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
Comments

Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway[edit]

We seem to be running out of nominations so, I am adding this new one for use in due course. It's a brand new article which I uploaded today covering the history of the original section of the Piccadilly line. I've also nominated it for Featured Article. --DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nominator and author. --DavidCane (talk) 02:14, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
  2. Sure – it's been a while since we had a historical one. – iridescent 20:58, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Comments
  • It passed the FAC on 2 June 2009.--DavidCane (talk) 22:44, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Routemaster[edit]

For some reason, alhtough we had the Leyland Titan (B15) in April 2007, the iconic Routemaster bus appears to never have been considered for the selected article. Buses aren't really my thing, but I think it deserves to be on the Portal, because it is one of the universally recognised images for London.--17:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC)DavidCane (talk)

Support
  1. As nom (didn't write any of this one). DavidCane (talk) 17:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. Have we really never had this? Obvious support. – iridescent 18:18, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Comments

West Ruislip station[edit]

Completely unglamorous with no interesting history or pretty architecture – but it's stations like this that are the face of LT seen my most of its users. – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. Support. It's definitely a post war austerity station rather than a golden-age Charles Holden. I do think the history is interesting as it shouldn't have been the end of the line.--DavidCane (talk) 17:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Comments

Brockley Hill tube station[edit]

Just because something doesn't exist doesn't have to be a problem… – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. Support (COI alert, I wrote most of this), although Bushey Heath tube station/Aldenham Works might be an interesting alternative. --DavidCane (talk) 17:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Comments

British Rail Class 350[edit]

Reason for nomination Although a majority of this train serve areas outside of London, some serve stations like Harrow & Wealdstone and London Euston, which is still in the London TFL travelcard zones. Tyw7  (Talk • Contributions) 08:25, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom. Tyw7  (Talk • Contributions) 08:25, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Comments
  • Oppose. Class 350s are used almost exclusively in the West Midlands. There are some cases like Eurostar where I can see the case for a "primarily outside London" unit to be included in the scope of the project, but occasional running of class 350s to Croydon via the West London Line, and the odd service into Euston, doesn't IMO give enough of a connection to bring them into the project's scope, any more than Uzbekistan Airways falls into the project scope for having a regular service to Heathrow. There are enough train classes that are associated with London—including iconic ones like the A Class, the 1938 Stock, the unmourned Class 416, the R Stock—that we can afford to be choosy here. – iridescent 10:45, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

British Rail Class 378[edit]

Reason for nomination This is the article of the new London Overground trains that is now in service.Tyw7  (Talk • Contributions) 08:25, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. Support as nom. Tyw7  (Talk • Contributions) 08:25, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Comments
  • Support in theory, Oppose as it currently stands. This is an important topic which we should be treating as a high priority, but the current article is a jargon-heavy list which reads like a procurement document (do we really need to know who installed the CCTV systems?). – iridescent 10:53, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Tell that to that article's "main" contributor. --Tyw7  (Talk • Contributions) 01:11, 6 September 2009 (UTC)
Who would that be? 194.80.106.135 (talk) 12:02, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

London low emission zone[edit]

Along with the bendy bus and the congestion charge, one of the most significant parts of Ken's legacy to LT, even if most people are unaware of it. – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. We haven't had many road ones so i do. Simply south (talk) 22:33, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
Comments

Edgware, Highgate and London Railway[edit]

Once a major commuter line, now gobbled up by the Northern Line; an interesting bit of transport history. – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom. – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. As Iridescent says a largely forgotten line with a substantial part in the development of the Middlesex villages of Edgware, Finchley, Highgate and Barnet. (COI alert, I wrote much of it). --DavidCane (talk) 17:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Comments

High Speed 1[edit]

A bit "outside the box", as it's not what most people would consider London Transport – but it's a major transport project, in London, quite aside from the knock-on effects it has on the rest of London's transport infrastructure.  – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. Another GA article which hasn't been a selected article yet.--DavidCane (talk) 00:58, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
Comments

London Paddington station[edit]

We seem to be about to run out of nominations again, so I'm nominating a batch to give us some variety to pick-and-choose from. It's been a long time since we had one of the big main-line termini, and this is one of the better-written and better illustrated ones.  – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. This really needs to be the selected article soon as it is one of the project's GA articles. It does need a bit of work on the description of the tube station history which is probably best done after the changes to the circle line come into effect in a few days. I suggest that this gets queued for February 2010. --DavidCane (talk) 00:46, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
Comments

Mornington Crescent (game)[edit]

Something a little different. A game on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Simply south (talk) 18:33, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. Simply south (talk) 18:33, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

British Rail Class 378[edit]

Reason for nomination This is the article of the new London Overground trains that is now in service.Tyw7  (Talk • Contributions) 08:25, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. Support as nom. Tyw7  (Talk • Contributions) 08:25, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Comments
  • Support in theory, Oppose as it currently stands. This is an important topic which we should be treating as a high priority, but the current article is a jargon-heavy list which reads like a procurement document (do we really need to know who installed the CCTV systems?). – iridescent 10:53, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Tell that to that article's "main" contributor. --Tyw7  (Talk • Contributions) 01:11, 6 September 2009 (UTC)
Who would that be? 194.80.106.135 (talk) 12:02, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Night buses in London[edit]

Whilt this article still has many issues including verification, it is still interesting and useful. Many of these were saved from an AFD btw. Simply south (talk) 20:16, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom Simply south (talk) 20:16, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Oppose
  1. I don't think that there's enough here to make an interesting selected article when there are GA and FA class articles that should be selected first.--DavidCane (talk) 01:03, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
Comments

London Heathrow Airport[edit]

Probably the first point of call for most foreign visitors to London and the second most popular WP:LT page having got more than 83,000 hits last month. DavidCane (talk) 00:17, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. as nominator. DavidCane (talk) 00:17, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Comments

London Ringways[edit]

Excluding bridges, we've not had a road article since A1 road (London) in October 2007. The London Ringways was the grand 1960s plan for four motorways around London plus connection radiating motorways that fizzled in the early 1970s and left us with just the M25 (two halves of different motorways cobbled together) and bits missing from the M1, M3, M11 and M23. Alternatives: M25 motorway or any of the sub-articles: Ringway 1, Ringway 2, Ringway 3, Ringway 4. DavidCane (talk) 23:36, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom and author. DavidCane (talk) 23:36, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
  2. Definitely; we've been neglecting the roads lately. – iridescent 15:49, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
Comments

Westcott railway station[edit]

The splendidly-named Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville had a stupid idea. Edward Watkin had a stupid idea. Fuse the two together, and unlike in films they don't add up to a stroke of genius; they add up to an idea twice as stupid, which through a long chain of unintended consequences eventually led to London Transport running a station 43 miles from London, serving an area with a population of 150, and generating the grand total of £27 per year in ticket sales. – iridescent 15:49, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom/author – iridescent 15:49, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
  2. Created from nothing, GAed and DYKed in a day and a half. Gets my vote. --DavidCane (talk) 22:36, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
Comments

Dollis Brook Viaduct[edit]

I know i created this and it is a work-in-progress but i don't think we have had any on railway viaducts, at least not for a while (and i'm not referring to bridges over the Thames). Simply south (talk) 16:46, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. Simply south (talk) 16:46, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
  2. Yes; we need more infrastructure articles. – iridescent 15:49, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
Comments

Baker Street and Waterloo Railway[edit]

New good article, hopefully to be a featured article before too long. DavidCane (talk) 02:36, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. as nominator (and author). DavidCane (talk) 02:36, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
Comments
  • Wait a couple of months as this has been mentioned all too recently. Simply south (talk) 13:11, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

New Works Programme[edit]

Could do with a lot of work, but it's such an important part of the LT story that it could do with being highlighted. You never know, it might prompt someone to improve it… – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Comments
  • I've taken it as far as I can at the moment but it's on my long term improvement list. Without the new works, the tube would be a substantially different system - particularly the Northern and Central lines. --DavidCane (talk) 17:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

London Underground infrastructure[edit]

I'm a bit surprised a catch-all article like this exists, but given that it does, I'm equally surprised we haven't featured it yet. – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nom. – iridescent 15:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Comments

Arnos Grove tube station[edit]

hehehe, had to do this. In contrast to West Ruislip, this station has very interesting archistecture. It was one of the stations designed by Charles Holden. Strangely in a survey by the Guardian, this station made it into the top ten buildings around the world!

Support
  1. As nom Simply south (talk) 20:24, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Comments
  • Top ten buildings? Really? I'm not sure I'd put it in a top ten tube stations in London. (My personal top three would be the quite extraordinary Uxbridge, the Vegas casino of North Greenwich and the straight-from-Thomas-the-Tank-Engine Chesham, with an honourable mention for the crashed UFO of Southgate.) – iridescent 21:10, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Yes really, see here and here. Simply south (talk) 21:29, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

BOAC Flight 712[edit]

This one's been missing from the GA list since it was promoted in April. We have only ever had one air-related article on the portal page (London Heathrow Airport back in April), so this will make a change from the usual railway focus. I'm thinking of paring this with Barbara Jane Harrison in the selected biography section. She was posthumously awarded the George Cross for saving passengers after the crash. DavidCane (talk) 20:56, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nominator DavidCane (talk) 20:56, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. This looks good, although I think putting it and all the other stuff related to it on at the same time may be overkill. It's easy to forget that air transport's in our remit; this is a strong example of one that is. Alzarian16 (talk) 21:26, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
Comments

London Country North East[edit]

This passed a GA review back in April, and it's a while since we ran a bus-related article as selected article, so this seems like a good opportunity. Alzarian16 (talk) 19:32, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Support
  1. As norminator Alzarian16 (talk) 19:32, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Comments

Brill Tramway[edit]

An excellent forensic investigation of the history of the London Underground's oddest branch line. (By Iridescent). DavidCane (talk) 23:46, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nominator, DavidCane (talk) 23:46, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
Comments

Albert Bridge[edit]

We have not had a Thames Bridge since July last year. An inherently weak design, Albert Bridge, known as "The Trembling Lady", is being rotted by dog pee - 'tis true. (By Iridescent). DavidCane (talk) 23:46, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Support
  1. As nominator, DavidCane (talk) 23:46, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
Comments
  • Oppose for the moment, purely because it's currently wrapped in scaffolding and undergoing a major rebuilding; the article needs to be rewritten to reflect the changes, but I'm waiting for the works to finish. If you want a bridge I'd suggest Battersea Bridge, Chelsea Bridge, Wandsworth Bridge, Vauxhall Bridge or Chiswick Bridge; Chelsea is probably the most interesting, while Battersea has the prettiest pictures. – iridescent 22:17, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Aldwych tube station[edit]

Opened in 1907, but only ever half finished, Aldwych station was never heavily used. It nearly became a stop on a Piccadilly line extension to Waterloo three times, but succumbed to low patronage and closed in 1994. DavidCane (talk) 23:46, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As author and nominator, DavidCane (talk) 23:46, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Guess I should support this since I passed its GA review :) Alzarian16 (talk) 17:21, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
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Underground Electric Railways Company of London[edit]

Founded in 1902, Charles Yerkes' holding company raised the funds and built the main bits of the Bakerloo line and the Piccadilly line and the Charing Cross section of the Northern line by 1907. DavidCane (talk) 23:46, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As author and nominator, DavidCane (talk) 23:46, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
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Docklands Light Railway rolling stock[edit]

I am currently working on this article as it could certainly do some work! In addition, why not work on this article while you work on the Docklands Light Railway article. These articles go together like ham and cheese! Tyw7  (Talk • Contributions) 13:59, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

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  1. As norminator Tyw7  (Talk • Contributions) 13:59, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
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Chelsea Bridge[edit]

Swapped for the nomination of Albert Bridge as suggested by Iridescent. We have not had a Thames Bridge since July last year. (By Iridescent). DavidCane (talk) 00:27, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

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  1. As nominator. DavidCane (talk) 00:27, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
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