DSC 0581fi 690x495 - Reshaping London's tube for the future

Two new tube lines for London – without anyone really noticing! I actually wrote this in November last year on top of the series covering the Piccadilly Line’s extension to Cockfosters, but put it aside as I decided I wasn’t authoritative or knowledgeable enough to discuss such matters. I evenRead More →

DSC 0733fi 690x495 - Modernising London’s sub surface lines #2

A second post on the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) including a look at the trains and track transmitters. The recent Easter weekend tests on the Edgware Road – Hammersmith Line were apparently successful – each station had engineers with computers testing the trains’ progress to see how they managed theRead More →

DSC 0498fi 690x495 - The Piccadilly Line Extension: Cockfosters 2

This is the second part of the Cockfosters article. The first briefly looked at the station’s design and Holden’s intentions with regards to how the station was actually going to be designed. Here we look at the station itself as it is today, the possible reasons for the design thatRead More →

IMG 9256fi - The Night Tube - First anniversary nite

One year ago the Night Tube officially began on 19 August 2016, though strictly services began in the early hours of the 20th August. Here are some pictures I took on the night of 19/20 August 2017 to commemorate that very first year. These were taken between 11.45pm and 01.30am.Read More →

IMG 6885fi - The Night Tube - One Year Ago

I featured the night tube several times last year, including its first night, and today is the first anniversary of its beginnings on the Central and Victoria Lines, 19th August 2016. Here are some pictures from that very first night. Most have not been published before. All taken in theRead More →

DSC 0121 - 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 →

DSC 0047sml - Hayward Brothers on the tube

Another as it happens blog post – and so soon after the first one! I wanted to gradually make it a regular feature but it seems I am diving in at the deep end. This one is being done at 4.00am – and again its about manhole covers. I amRead More →

woodla10 - Central Line - beyond Caxton Road

The first tube line across the centre of London was opened in 1901 and known as the two penny tube. It ran between Shepherd’s Bush and Bank and was entirely underground. It had a depot above ground at White City however to get there trains had to negotiate a 1Read More →

DSC 0096 690x500 - The line ends here

I was in Epping today doing some photographs for some new posts on the Central Line. The eastern end of the Central Line with disused tracks beyond the platforms. The last time I was here was on 30 Sept 1994, the last day Epping had a through station rather thanRead More →

IMG 0220 - Make love not walls

Diesel’s advertisement feature seen at Oxford Circus tube station March 8 2016 Its been underway for about a month, with major launches at London’s South Bank and during London Fashion Week, finally made its way to Oxford Circus – there’s a simultaneous campaign too on Leicester Square’s escalators. “The firstRead More →