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Wednesday, 13/04/11, 13:03 and 52 Seconds | by Aaron Yeoman [Old Account]
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Wednesday, 13/04/11, 13:03 and 52 Seconds

Bank Underground Station - Bank Travelator

 

Photo number two of my day around London, this time of the Travolator. Note the name, Yes I thought it was also spelt wrong too but looking around doing a bit of research that is how it was spelt according the posters from around the time it was installed in the 1960s.

 

Also last year was the 50th Anniversary of the Bank Travolator and was the first moving walkway on the London Underground and was a first anywhere in Europe and its sheer length is just amazing, approx 250ft in length.

 

Also came across this original movie showing the opening of the Travolator that you maybe interested in

 

www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=42171

 

Photo Details

Sony A700

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR

f/4

17mm

ISO200

1/50s exposure

 

Software Used

Lightroom 3.0

 

Information

Bank and Monument are interlinked London Underground and Docklands Light Railway stations that form a public transport complex spanning the length of King William Street in the City of London. Bank station, named after the Bank of England, opened in 1900 and is served by the Central, Northern and Waterloo and City lines and the Docklands Light Railway. Monument station, named after the Monument to the Great Fire of London, opened in 1884 and is served by the District and Circle lines. The stations have been linked as an interchange since 1933. The station complex is the eighth busiest on the London Underground network and is in London fare zone 1.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank-Monument_station

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Taken on April 13, 2011