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Rebirth of the London's West End

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 3:00 pm
by Nick
I thought that I'd start a thread for the many projects for the rebirth of the West End being initiated in anticipation of the coming of the Olympics in 2012

Re: Rebirth of the London's West End

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 3:01 pm
by Nick
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Work is to begin on a £5m project to pedestrianise part of central London's Oxford Circus. Based on crossings in Tokyo, the new design will stop all traffic in all directions, and allow people to cross diagonally as well as straight ahead. Street clutter and barriers at the junction of Oxford Street and Regent Street will also be removed. Oxford Circus is one of the most popular destinations in the world, with more than 200m visitors a year. The redesign will double the amount of pavement and more space will be created around the exits to Oxford Circus Tube station. The revamped crossing is due to reopen in time for the switching on of the Regent Street and Oxford Street Christmas lights in November.


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Re: Rebirth of the London's West End

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:18 pm
by Lynda
They began work on Saturday. The Underground was completely disrupted at Oxford Circus because of it.