Road Supervisors and Congestion: Maps.
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Introduction.
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The following Maps are only being shown as a general example.  We have never been to look at these sites... so, in reality... these particular examples might be totally impractical.  They are just to make the point... that all vehicles coming into the city will end up being parked somewhere.  For every vehicle that parked in a new... Between-Suburbs Station... Out-of-Town Station... or Mega-Station... a parking space would be freed up somewhere else... in some other Town Centre... Suburban Centre... Arterial Road... Residential Street... or in the City itself.
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There is a huge demand for more parking spaces... this demand cannot be met in Town or Urban Centres... nor does it need to be.  It only needs to be somewhere that drivers can easily get to... somewhere close to a main arterial road.
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Map 1.
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SW London: Chessington South Tube Station near the A3.

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Between-Suburbs Station.  This example shows the Train line at Chessington being extended by one stop to a large parking station which could be easily accessed from the very busy A3 coming into London from the SW.  Trying to access the local Train or Tube Network from anywhere along the A3 would mean driving into the centre of one of the suburbs to find very limited parking... or parking in one of the residential streets near a Station.  Also... just west of this map the A3 cuts across another main Train-line heading straight into Central London... so one Mega-station around this area could give access to... a one-stop shuttle service to Waterloo... local Trains... and the Tube Network at Wimbledon.

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Map 2.

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NW London: M25-M11 intersection - near Epping.

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Between-Suburbs Station.  This example... similar to Map 1... show the end of the Tube line at Epping... in the N-NE.  Again close to main arterial routes [the M11 and the M25.]  Either extending the line: [as in the Top-Right] or a station one stop before the end of the line.. situated between two suburbs: [as in the Bottom-Left.]
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Depending on the requirements of the area... this could be just a simple Between-Suburbs Station for a few hundred cars... or a large Mega-Station for thousands of cars... and a facility for car-poolers.
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Map 3.

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Guildford: Park&Ride just south of the city.

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Out-of-Town Station.  A typical example of a Town in one of the counties surrounding London.  Guildford is situated about 35 miles SW of Central London... Godalming is another 3 miles down the track.  Both of these Towns have limited parking in the Town Centre.  1 mile South of Guildford... right next to the railway line is a large 'Park-and-Ride'... [drivers park their cars and take a Bus into Guildford.]  If you built a platform here, commuters could get on the train to London... saving them the bother of having to get into one of the Town Centres... and it would free-up parking spaces in the Town Centres for those who work and shop there.
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Map 4.

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Mainline Rail crossing the M25.

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Mega-Station.  This Map shows the intersection of the M25 orbital motorway with the main London-Portsmouth train-line... about 25 miles SW of London.  Somewhere in this general area might be a good location for a large Mega-Station where 5-10-20,000?? vehicles might park... and catch a shuttle-train to Waterloo in central London.  Vehicles can usually get this far into London without any problems.  A regular service could be maintain to one large station 24/7.  [Nov. 2007... the EuroStar trains have now moved from Waterloo to St. Pancras... freeing up 5 platforms... which are going to be "mothballed"... a perfect opportunity!]
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Car-Pooling.  Also a very good location for those joining a car-pool system.  [With plenty of free, secure, undercover parking... easy pick-up points... the ability to get together with people you don't know... and the ability to return to your vehicle if you miss your lift... Mega-stations would make a perfect "Staging Area" for a Car-Pooling System.]
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