Richmond Station - Old railway postersThe stairs of Richmond station became something of a time machine in December 2011. When the current day advertising boards were removed they revealed a set of posters that had not seen the light of day since the mid 1980's.
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A poster explaining how to operate the door buttons on the new trains back in 1986. It was beginning of the end of slam door trains on London's commuter routes. Whilst its all very well to explain the changes to passengers anyone who couldn't read the buttons on the trains themselves was very unlikely to read a more detailed poster on the steps of the station either!
An advert for the new Winnersh Triangle Station dates some of the posters back to 1986.
This London Connection Capitalcard could have been from right back in 1984.
Dodging The Fare poster
Gatwick Express - from London Victoria every 15 minutes
Senior Citizen Railcard poster - now available to men of 60 and over!
InterCity's rivals were the car and the plane - which gets dealt with in this poster.
Getting people on and off trains promptly is not a new problem....
Get away from it all on a combined ticket to Jersey & Guernsey
Brompton Road (disused)
Waterloo & City Line
Underground Pioneer (150 years)
Boston Manor Signal Box
Art Deco on the Underground
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