London's Transport in the 1980s and 1990s
- Tim Brown
15th September 2024
Public transport in London in the 1980s and 1990s presented a very different face to today. London Regional Transport still oversaw much of the public transport network, before Transport for London took over in 2000, while the national rail network in the capital was in the early years of privatisation. Routemaster buses still plied the streets and many of today’s major transport infrastructure projects were yet to be built.
London’s Transport in the 1980s and 1990s presents a portrait of public transport in the capital in these decades of change since the 1980s to recent years that has radically changed or disappeared today, showing the variety of vehicles on the scene, the early years of the Docklands Light Railway and Thameslink, major stations such as Liverpool Street and King’s Cross before they were rebuilt, old goods yards, the rail network around Croydon before Tramlink was built, historic transport infrastructure that had survived from previous decades and much more. With an array of fascinating photographs, Tim Brown presents a fascinating overview of the transport scene in London in this era.