Picadilly Line

DSC 0695 460x270 - Heathrow Extension 40 years on

This weekend (16 December) its the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Piccadilly Line’s extension to Heathrow. Previously it had opened between Hounslow West and Hatton Cross on 19 July 1975, heralding the first new tube since the Victoria Line. Prior to the Heathrow line’s opening, one had toRead More →

DSC 1715fi 460x270 - 85 years of the tube beyond Finsbury Park

This September its eighty five years since the first part of the Piccadilly Line’s northern extension from Finsbury Park to Arnos Grove, was opened. Finsbury Park – terminus of the Piccadilly Line for 26 years until services were extended northwards. The five and half million pound and seven and halfRead More →

IMG 0714 460x270 - The South Kensington Subway - Part 2

This is part two of a feature on the subway at South Kensington. Part one is here. Pavement Lights It seems there were originally six sets of pavement lights in the subway – including two small lights in the turn from the main tunnel to the steps leading into theRead More →

IMG 0618 460x270 - The South Kensington Subway

Its the most heavily used foot tunnel in the UK, carrying many millions of people, and a subway that links the tube station at South Kensington with the museums alongside Exhibition Road. Despite its huge popularity, very little is known about the South Kensington subway, and since it is aRead More →