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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 Châtelet-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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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 tweet by Tim Dunn about the new rotunda at Leicester Square in ‘Northern Line’ days (it actually opened in Morden-Edgware line days) prompted an even deeper look at the archives at the LT Museum – plus some detail from a post I wrote in 2016. Hence this is an…

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There has never been a full BART ‘driver’s eye’ view. Never! Not even a full length peep from the cab of America’s one and only broad gauge automated rapid transit! Historically it might possibly be to do with the half window frontages of the system’s legacy fleet – as can…

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The Morden-Edgware Line was a real London tube line few have heard of even though most know it as the Northern Line! Surely the Morden-Edgware was a total misnomer especially when it came to renaming the line in 1937 – and the Northern Line is in fact the better choice?…

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The Morden-Edgware Line – a real London tube line few have heard of – even though its to all purposes and intents the Northern Line! The Morden-Edgware Line is practically an unknown in terms of the history of the London Underground. Certainly it is mentioned in quite a number of…

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One would think from the title that this was some happy event not ever recorded previously in any blog or other media. You know, quite a big surprise and balloons and a buffet and the rest of it so as to make the honeymoon couple have a most memorable occasion…

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The new Brompton Road entrance to Knightsbridge station was opened on 10th October 2022 without fanfare – the same week as a further opening at Bank (new escalators between DLR and Northern Line) at which outgoing TfL boss Andy Byford officiated. However Knightsbridge wasn’t even announced on TfL’s social media…

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