Category Archives: Tube

This is the third part of the Leicester Square -Covent Garden investigation – and discusses how long it takes to use the tube/walk between the two stations. Here’s Part One: An overview Part Two: Station sightings Covent Garden station – start of the most expensive, useless, tube journey in London! In…

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Covent Garden tube station – where London’s most expensive tube trip begins (or ends.) This is the second part of my investigation into the Leicester Square/Covent Garden conundrum. The first part is here. We look at the overground route using photos to ascertain if the stations can be seen from…

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This is a trilogy of posts exploring the shortest distance between London tube stations, namely Leicester Square and Covent Garden. There’s myths that have never been fully investigated. Time to demolish some of these! Anyway, Leicester Square to Covent Garden is officially the shortest distance between any tube stations at…

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In this second part on New York’s Beach Pneumatic Transit, I investigate whether any remains still exist. This post can be considered an update to what is currently known about the fate of Beach’s subway. As far as things go it does seem that there is nothing left of Beach’s…

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Common knowledge: Q – When was the first  full trial run on London’s Metropolitan Railway? A – 24 May 1862 Many sources use this date as being the date of the first full, official, run along the entire Metropolitan Railway. Sadly the answer is completely wrong! During recent research on…

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