Transport old and new brings London's Regent Street to a standstill

By Tim Stokes
BBC News

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image captionRegent Street was split into three sections looking at the past, present and future of transport

Traffic brought one of London's most iconic streets to a standstill - yet for once it was not due to the volume of vehicles on the road.

Regent Street was shut for a festival exploring how public transport in the capital has changed through the ages.

The event saw Tube trains, horse-drawn carriages and old Routemasters parked alongside exhibits exploring how travel will change in the future.

It was organised by Transport for London and the London Transport Museum.

image captionTube train carriages are not usually found in the middle of a central London street
image captionBuses on display included information boards from the 1920s
image captionThe Routemaster bus was recently redeveloped by designer Thomas Heatherwick
image captionMoquette fabric designs used for public transport seats since the 1920s now influence modern clothing
image captionA black cab that drove people around in post-war Britain...
image caption... and the style of the black cab of the future
image captionDesigners created a map to show how they believe transport in the capital will change in the future
image captionRegent Street was closed for the day between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street
image captionThe London Underground roundel was created out of flowers

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