Category Archives: Tube

In the very early days of London’s premier underground line – the Central London Railway (CLR) or the twopenny tube as it was popularly known, procured its first ever fatality. It wasn’t a passenger but a member of staff and the matter was down to the staff in question having…

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A special post for the 160th Anniversary of the Hammersmith & City line has been written for and published by London Reconnections. It can be seen here: The Unknown Hammersmith & City Construction Calamity. A more substantial post is however in preparation for London Rail Blog and it shouldn’t be…

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Have you seen teen the videos involving a 15/20 minute walk through the Paris metro subways? While these are amazing given the number of connections needing to be used through Ch√Ętelet-les-Halles, in my own view London does BETTER! That involves walking past SEVEN different underground lines! Some will recognise the…

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Hot on the heels of the news that Kentish Town would remain closed until September 2024 at least, comes some other revelations! But first the extended closure of the station wasn’t due to any sort of niceties such as deciding to put lifts in or any other endeavour to improve…

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We’ve seen a few videos where people race the tube, namely between Mansion House and Cannon Street, and yes people beat the tube easily. This one is different. Its a parkour race against the tube. For those of you who do not know what parkour is, its jumping, acrobatics, often…

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Transport names can be something of a botch job. Even the most interesting names have fallen to misuse. The Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton for example became the Old, Worse, and Worse, the Midland and Great Northern the Muddle and Get Nowhere. Fortunately London’s tube system hasn’t suffered such vagaries, except…

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Continuing the Morden Edgware Line series. So far there’s been three specific Morden Edgware line posts plus one spin off. These are shown below: Morden-Edgware Line #1Morden-Edgware Line #2Morden-Edgware Line #3 (Leicester Square Special) Woodstock (Brent Cross) on the Edgware Line Modern-Edgware Line in print (2): The 1930s-1950s tube maps:…

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A very controversial issue this – its not the first time of course – however the backlash this time has been more vociferous and its because of various factors including disability, accessibility etc. To start with TfL have yet again renamed a tube (and Elizabeth line) station! The difference this…

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Earlier this year there was an interview with a noted graffiti artist who explained why he does the sort of thing the general traveling public, TfL, other transport operators and the law frowns upon. Its a highly noted person given the huge proliferation of his work which can be seen…

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The line from central London to Edgware was built in three stages. First the section from Charing Cross to Golders Green where a terminus and a large depot had been built was opened in 1907. The next stage to Hendon opened in November 1923 and the final stage to Edgware…

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