Poster Parade: Expanding London
28 September to 30 November 2018
The history of London’s transport shows how the Capital has steadily grown over time. The Elizabeth line, due to open in 2019, is the latest development in London’s expanding network. It will serve a population that is expected to rise to 10 million by 2030.
This Poster Parade explores how the growth of London’s transport affects those who visit, live or work in our city and looks at the contrast between city and suburban life.
A new digital display exploring the benefits of the proposed Crossrail 2 project is now open at the Museum. The display shows the proposed route and highlights how Crossrail 2 would meet the demands of a growing population, support hundreds of thousands of new jobs and homes and provide thousands of apprenticeships for young people.
Crossrail 2 would also significantly improve the connectivity of the UK’s rail network with a total of 800 National Rail stations brought within one interchange of the route.
We have to imagine the future before we can build it. Although the success of any one idea cannot be predicted, it is certain that innovation and creative thinking will be needed to transform our future cities. Innovation in technology and information systems, travel modes, architecture and infrastructure will all influence the urban future. Your personal needs and choices as you move through the city will also affect the tempo of change. Whatever direction we take or choices we make, transport will continue as the lifeblood of our future cities, including London - explore, experience and enjoy!