London's Transportation Infrastructure
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The paper explores how the events shaping London shape the transit system insofar as periods of decay, decline and government frugality inescapably determine the shape the transit network finds itself in at any given moment in time. The paper looks at how the lingering effects of the Second World War appear to have determined the shape London public transportation would find itself in from 1945 to the end of the 1960s. In particular, the paper looks at how a labor shortage and economic hardship sparked by the war changed the racial and ethnic composition of the service-people manning the frontlines of the transit system; shortly thereafter, the paper also looks at how one of the upheavals which took place at war's end also led to the introduction of the "Route-master" double-decker bus - an innovation that, in contrast to the alarm sparked by the influx of Pakistani and Jamaican transit workers in the 1950s and 1960s, actually became a welcome staple of the post-war transportation system. Finally, the paper looks at how the economic privations and drained public purse that accompanied the end of the war meant a minimalist approach to expanding and maintaining the transportation network that left a number of problems behind for the present generation to address.
From the Paper:"The London transportation network (or system) can be viewed in many ways, and one of the more didactic ways is to view it as serving as microcosm of the city of London itself. Specifically, the events shaping London will also shape the transit system insofar as periods of decay, decline and government frugality inescapably determine the shape the transit network will find itself in at any given moment in time. With that in mind, the following paper will look at how the lingering effects of the Second World..."
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