29 March 2018 to 29 June 2018
Poster Parade: At London’s Service, curated by Georgia Morley, celebrates women’s contribution to London Transport over the years. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women’s role in public transport was very limited. Wartime employment gave women new opportunities and status and contributed to the decision to award some women the vote in 1918. Today, Transport for London employs women in all service areas to build a more diverse workforce.
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!