• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S LARGEST UNDERGROUND CAR PARK FOR THE PUBLIC - IT'S UNDER HYDE PARK IN LONDON.

    MR.MACMILLAN,?

  • Description

    1.
    LV CARS TOWARDS GARAGE ENTRANCE (2 SHOTS)
    0.12

    2.
    SV MACMILLAN OUT OF CAR
    0.17

    3.
    LV MACMILLAN MAKES SPEECH
    0.19

    4.
    CU DITTO
    0.24

    5.
    SV AUDIENCE
    0.25

    6.
    CU MACMILLAN SITS
    0.30

    7.
    SV MACMILLAN AND OTHERS TOUR GARAGE (2 SHOTS)
    0.38

    8.
    GV TRAVELLING SHOT GARAGE
    0.53

    9.
    SV CAR AT ENTRANCE
    0.56

    10.
    CU MACHINE ISSUES TICKET
    0.59

    11.
    SV MAN TAKES TICKET, BARRIER LIFTED, CAR DRIVES IN
    1.15

    12.
    GV CARS PARKED IN SECTION OF GARAGE
    1.21

    13.
    SV CAR TOWARD EXIT
    1.26

    14.
    SV DRIVER HANDS IN TICKET AND MONEY
    1.2???

    15.
    SCU CAR DRIVES OUT, BARRIER LOWERED
    1.40



    Initials JRG/V/WH/PB PGR/V/WH/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITAIN'S LARGEST UNDERGROUND CAR PARK FOR THE PUBLIC - IT'S UNDER HYDE PARK IN LONDON.

    MR.MACMILLAN, THE PRIME MINISTER, OPENED IT, AND RECEIVED A GOLDEN TICKET ENTITLING HIM AND HIS FAMILY TO FREE PARKING FOR LIFE.

    THE NEW CAR PARK - AND THE VAST ROAD DEVELOPMENT AT HYDE PARK NEARING COMPLETION - HAS CAUSED DURING ITS BUILDING AN IMMENSE UPHEAVAL TO PEDESTRIANS AND MOTORISTS. BUT NOW IT'S READY TO EASE THE CITY'S TRAFFIC PROBLEM WITH ROOM FOR 1100 CARS. AND THE PARK ITSELF - LONDON'S LARGEST - NOW HAS A NEW AND MORE SPACIOUS LOOK.

    THE CAR PARK, STARTED IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR AND FINISHED TWO MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, COST GBP1M. IT COVERS SEVEN ACRES - THE SIZE OF THREE FOOTBALL PITCHES - AND IT FREES THREE MILES OF PARKING IN THE STREETS.

    EMPHASIS IS ON SAFETY. THERE ARE SMOKEFREE ESCAPE CORRIDORS, EMERGENCY STAIRCASES, DOUBLE FIRE DOORS AND 90 AIR SHAFTS. IT'S ALSO ON THE LATEST TIME AND LABOUR-SAVING METHODS WITH A SELF-PARKING SYSTEM WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL TO DEAL WITH 900 CARS AN HOUR.

    EACH CAR DRIVING IN PASSES OVER A DETECTOR BEFORE REACHING A CONTROL BARRIER. AUTOMATICALLY, A TICKET MACHINE ISSUES A TIME-STAMPED CARD. WITHOUT LEAVING THE CAR, THE DRIVER TAKES THE TICKET AND THIS ACTION OPENS THE BARRIER. A SECOND DETECTOR CLOSES THE BARRIER AFTER THE CAR PASSES THROUGH.

    TO LEAVE, THE DRIVER, AGAIN WITHOUT LEAVING THE CAR, HAS ONLY TO HAND IN HIS TICKET, A ROBOT COMPUTES THE CHARGES AND WHEN PAID, ANOTHER DETECTOR OPENS THE EXIT BARRIER - AND CLOSES IT BEHIND THE PARTING CAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADEWA5A5I1I79IGK5EEQFI4YZ9
    Media URN:
    VLVADEWA5A5I1I79IGK5EEQFI4YZ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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