TfL meeting papers for the December board (page 40) suggest that although Holborn's importance in the tube network is recognised and upgrade work will go ahead, it won't be complete until 2022. This will be some 90 years after the station was last remodelled in 1933 as 'Holborn (Kingsway)' to create the current ticket hall and …
A remarkable crowd gathered apparently spontaneously in Lincoln's Inn Fields last night to protest the death of a cyclist on High Holborn.
The air ambulance attended today following a collision between a cyclist and a construction lorry on High Holborn near the junction with Kingsway. Sadly this turned out to be fatal for the cyclist and the helicopter took off apparently empty. http://youtu.be/epOBffuFJeM
At about 0930 the London air ambulance landed in the Fields
A big crane is coming in to dismantle, at last the site offices for the Africa House project on Gate Street. The West side of the Fields will be closed over the weekend 15-16 June with no access from Remnant Street. Access will have to be via Sardinia Street and the Chancery Lane system.
Margaret Thatchers funeral tomorrow will see closure of Fleet Street and the Strand from at least 0730 to as late as 1500. The Holborn traffic circulation relies on these two arteries so there will be much congestion in the roads around the Fields. It isn't yet clear if/how traffic will get to the Fields. Closures …
The hard engineering has gone in for the Olympic restrictions - Remnant Street is blockaded, a huge pedestrian island has sprung up in the middle of Kingsway and, weirdly the postbox on Kingsway near Great Queen Street has been wrapped in clingfilm because they won't be letting the post office van stop there to empty …
In an apparently unadvertised move Camden have decided to make the West side of the Fields an Olympic bus park
The bays on the West of the Fields will it seems be out of use during the Olympics period - from 24 July to 14 August. It isn't clear if this was pre-notified or not, I certainly haven't had anything through my door about this.
I'll be covering the local olympic traffic changes as closely as possible. Here's some 'before' shots of the Remnant Street junction.