Changes in Londinium City

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Introduction Londinium is an ancient city, currently called London, founded by romans in the United Kingdom hundreds of years ago .This city served as an administrative center especially during the advent of the Roman Empire Alongside this, the city has been a tourist attraction site comprising of Heritage sites, palaces, towers, bridges such as the Tower Bridge, Museums, galleries and theatres .The city is also a cultural and recreation center. It has grown over decades, of course with the aid of industrialization and Agrarian Revolution, to the current level of great World class cities(Dennis & Freer, 1986). These changes in various aspects have been seen as discussed below. Transportation in Londinium Development of transport in London has over time developed substantially .Early in 1830s, omnibuses that were drawn by horses were the basic transport vectors. They were later replaced by motor driven omnibuses in 1902 that were regulated by a series of companies which later joined and formed a unified bus service company. It is in the same year that there emerged underground railway runaways which greatly changed the phase of transport for the time. (Inwood, 1998) The railway transport system was regulated by the London passenger transport board. Well-developed underground trails as well as over ground trails currently exist in London with a large and extensive stretch to London’s suburbs. The railway forms a radial network in the city and suburbs to the peripherals.
Fig 1. Courtesy of London Railway Network (The radial network of the railway system)
Cycling has been used since ancient times with about a million people owning bicycles. There is a Bicycle Hire Company which rents about 6,000 bicycles a day. There are taxis, black cabs as well as cars for hire, and passenger buses that serve the city as well as heavy…...

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