plans for an elevated high-line-style park in north london have been backed by the city’s mayor, sadiq khan. named the camden highline, the project intends to transform a section of disused railway between camden town and kings cross into a new public park and transport link. ‘this innovative project has the potential to become a real asset for camden and is a great example of a local community taking an idea and garnering support in order to make it a reality,’ said khan. ‘I look forward to seeing it develop.’

 

 

all images and video courtesy of camden highline

 

 

the camden highline would be sited on a section of disused railway line that measures 800 meters in length (2,871 feet), is 18 meters wide (60 feet) and 8 meters high (26 feet). the stretch of track, which was originally built as part of the north london railway, crosses eight roads and traverses seven existing bridges. the project is currently seeking backing on spacehive, and, at the time of writing, has almost reached its funding goal of £37,398.


the project intends to transform a section of disused railway into a new public park

 

 

‘the camden highline will be a vibrant open public space, accessible to everyone, and completely free,’ says camden town unlimited, the business improvement district for camden town, and the project’s organizers. ‘it will create environmental and education benefits and opportunities for participating in a new public space that enables arts, festivals and live performance to take place.’


the stretch of track measures 800 meters in length (2,871 feet) and is 18 meters wide (60 feet)


the project has been conceived as a vibrant and accessible public space


the stretch of track crosses eight roads and traverses seven existing bridges
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  • This project has the power to achieve what New York’s Skyline has done – offer an exciting, different, and rewarding perspective on the city.

    Stuart Pearcey says:
  • The Highline worked in New York City, greatly assisting in the revitalization of the areas below, providing a much-used green space for locals and tourists alike. Good luck with it and I look forward to walking the Camden Highline someday.

    David Dragon says:

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