Tag Archives: station

This post needs an introduction – to which I’m sure many wont understand fully… There are many organisations most small ones who advocate for the silent the non verbal etc yet the conversation around ticket offices  (and indeed accessibility) is driven by those who can communicate (eg speak) thus it…

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This is the second in the Elizabeth Line: Filthy Five series! The first in the series was a basic overview of the problems of mucky yuck that could be found on the Elizabeth line. This instalment looks at the line’s wonky seats and those patches that are having to be…

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There’s Brexit, energy prices, food banks, corrupt Govt, ailing NHS, rail strikes galore etc! All these give additional considerable impact to the important work that’s… well… if you haven’t guessed, The Filthy Five! That’s Five brand new stations whose vertiginous sided, curved, dappled walls could somehow imbibe themselves as The…

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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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You’d think people wouldn’t want to try forcing platform edge doors open? Well they do! In a strange sort of quirky parallel world two brand new metro systems had their platform edge doors forcibility interfered with a few days of each other. These were both London and Mumbai. In the…

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Huge numbers of concert goers at Coldplay’s Wembley Stadium gig on Sunday 21st August 2022 were prevented from using the tube and had to find alternative means of getting home. Many people were angry and some didn’t get home until 5am. Various means of alternative travel included walking, getting a…

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Its London’s underground’s forgotten upgrade! Everyone gets their rocks off on Battersea Power Station new tube station, Barking Riverside, the Northern Line’s Bank station upgrade, the Elizabeth Line, even the new station entrances at Hackney Central and the rest of it. But this one? It seems its barely been mentioned…

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Kennington Road station was an early tube terminus however it didn’t last long. It was the penultimate station before the Elephant and Castle and these days is better known as Lambeth North. A strange quirk to this station is that it has retained its full terminus capabilities unlike many other…

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No not a punch up or anything but rather information. We want information! information! Information. By hook or by crook you wont get it – except in maybe black with white lettering these days! Or yellow/orangey font against a back background as has been the norm for decades. Okay let’s…

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Well this is! The Bank branch of the Northern Line is no longer with us in its last known form! The final train left at 00.38 this morning. The next one wont be until sometime in 2022 and then it’ll be a totally different platform (and station altogether.) Over the…

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