Bishopsgate Goods Yard in Shoreditch, where historic infrastructure on all three planes converges, provides the test site for the Tri-Line.

A photograph of Bishopsgate Goods Yard as it currently looks.

How the Sub-Line, the Flat-Line and and the Sky-Line would be connected.

 Ground level at the Goods Yard today.

How ground level would look as the Flat-Line.

The abandoned train line that runs under the Goods Yard.

How the train tunnel could look as the Sub-Line.

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The Sub-Line, the Flat-Line and the Sky-Line

Most towns function primarily on a single horizontal plane, but some have created elevated networks above ground or excavated routes underground, enabling them to function on two planes. Historically, London was one of the first cities to function on all three.

The Tri-line proposes using green infrastructure to reactivate disused locations on all three planes throughout the city, whether it’s closed Underground lines and stations, abandoned land at ground level, towpaths, or elevated industrial cargo routes now defunct.

The proposal draws inspiration from patterns in natural systems of mosaics, patches, corridors and stepping stones. The masterplan would provide a city-wide strategy in which a green pedestrian and cycle network runs along carefully planned routes at one of three levels: Sub-Line, Flat-Line and Sky-Line.

Tri-Line Terminals (TLT) would sit at specific locations where all three planes converge, such as at the historic Bishopsgate Goods Yard in Shoreditch.  




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