Great Northern

DSC 0121 460x270 - London's tube stations that began life as a terminus

When one asks which tube stations are true underground termini, Brixton, Walthamstow (both Victoria Line) and Bank, Waterloo (both Waterloo & City Line), Elephant and Castle (Bakerloo Line) plus Heathrow Terminal Five (Piccadilly Line) will most likely come to mind. There were loads more underground tube station termini at oneRead More →

DSC07963crp 460x270 - Old railway tunnel at King's Cross

The ‘Widened Lines’ (or what is left of them) are rail tunnels between St Pancras and Farringdon now used by Thameslink. The tunnels were a joint venture between the Great Northern and Metropolitan Railways and completed in 1866. Historically the lines also linked to King’s Cross mainline station as wellRead More →

IMG 0344 460x270 - King's Cross - a natural tilt-shift?

Does King’s Cross now have a natural tilt-shift feature? Before the rebuilding of the railway lands at the side of King’s Cross station this could not be claimed. There were once narrow side cobbled roads with gas holders and a number of very old, crumbling, blocks terrace houses and flats.Read More →