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Some pictures were taken on Sunday 13th May, 2012 which show the stations in West Hampstead. On that afternoon there was a big football match and the area around West End Lane was relatively quiet. The pictures were taken of the station areas including some of the platforms on the underground and the layout of the Thameslink station showing recent developments.
For the sake of railway enthusiasts, I arranged for a picture to be taken of the Thameslink / Midland lines going towards St Pancras with a view of the London Overground crossing the railway bridge. The new wall with its shade of green tiles can be seen and indeed touched.
There is also a shot of me handling a touch screen on one of the ticket machines outside West Hampstead Thamseslink station. On the day in question, the two ticket offices were closed.
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My reduced mobility due to my left hip problem has meant that I have had to avoid certain travel routes which I had carefully learned over the years. Visually impaired people often have preferred ways of getting about, not obvious to the sighted community. We develop favourite crossing points, favourite exits from train stations and usually pay more attention to our surroundings using sound.
West Hampstead has three stations. Going in a northerly direction up West End Lane one comes across West Hampstead Underground which is on the Jubilee line, though trainspotters will know that the Metropolitan Line passes through non-stop. What is not well known is that the Chiltern Line from Marylebone to Aylesbury and
Further up on West End Lane's left side is West Hampstead Overground station. The Overground has connections to Clapham, Richmond, Watford, Stratford and South London via the East London Line connecting at Canonbury or Highbury & Islington. (I prefer Canonbury)
The new wall on Iverson Road in NW6 from West End Lane to the station is made of ceramic tiles placed at corners to prevent fly posting. The shade of green ranges from the shades and tones which we had described to us at the