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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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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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Coffee pot signals developed from the very early types of signals in use on the tube and indeed these were derived from the most simple hand held railway lamps. When exactly it was that coffee pots signals were first used on London’s underground is not known, although general consensus is…

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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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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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