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Re: A view from under the New York Road flyover.

Posted: Tue 16 Oct, 2018 7:48 am
by tyke bhoy
I'm not so sure it was so prime back in the early/mid 80s when it was initially being planned. It was certainly, at about a mile, considered too far from the city station for the government employees used to commuting by rail/tube. When it first opened there was a fleet of shuttle buses that ran between Quarry House and the Station and I think they still run today if much less frequently. I also seem to recall talk of a station in the Marsh Lane area to service it.

It was built between 89 and 93.and a fair percentage of the workforce migrated north.

Re: A view from under the New York Road flyover.

Posted: Wed 17 Oct, 2018 8:44 am
by LS1
There's certainly "something" under this part of the flyover hence the door in the side ... https://goo.gl/maps/hywHbcn3LDJ2.
As to what I'm not sure but is presumably some access to utilities?

Re: A view from under the New York Road flyover.

Posted: Wed 17 Oct, 2018 1:52 pm
by warringtonrhino
If the door gives access to electrics, it would have Health and Safety warning signs and Emergency contact details. There are no street lighting or illuminated signs on the flyover. The surface water drainage is via kerb stones which have inlets for the rain and a continuous drain running just behind/below the kerb. It is likely that there are no utilities below the flyover, the doors are probably for engineers to check the integrity of the structure.

Re: A view from under the New York Road flyover.

Posted: Wed 17 Oct, 2018 2:42 pm
by jma
tyke bhoy wrote: ... It was built between 89 and 93.and a fair percentage of the workforce migrated north.


I used to know somebody who worked there and the idea was to decentralise government. However, the top civil servants stayed in London so people in the next rank down were constantly travelling to London for meetings with them. Perhaps that's changed with modern IT

Re: A view from under the New York Road flyover.

Posted: Wed 17 Oct, 2018 5:39 pm
by tyke bhoy
LS1 Leodian means the stretch of flyover across Burmantofts Street/ Marsh Lane.

Re: A view from under the New York Road flyover.

Posted: Thu 18 Oct, 2018 2:06 pm
by LS1
tyke bhoy wrote:LS1 Leodian means the stretch of flyover across Burmantofts Street/ Marsh Lane.

Yeah I get that, though it's interesting to note the door here and no door on the other part.