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Old February 3rd, 2010, 04:23 PM   #821
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I really like some of the sub-level stations like Earls Court and Notting Hall Gate (District/Circle Line), they are built like main line heavy rail stations!
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Old February 4th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #822
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A tour of the Northern Line.

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Old February 7th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #823
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I really like some of the sub-level stations like Earls Court and Notting Hall Gate (District/Circle Line), they are built like main line heavy rail stations!
That is because that is what they are. Go back through history and you will see that the first underground lines were extensions of then mainline trains into the city.

The small tube lines came later, though again in many cases connected mainline suburban stations to the city.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 01:30 AM   #824
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That is because that is what they are. Go back through history and you will see that the first underground lines were extensions of then mainline trains into the city.

The small tube lines came later, though again in many cases connected mainline suburban stations to the city.
yeh well i guess the met pretty much was main line
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Old February 7th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #825
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A journey between Paddington and Embankment.

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Old February 8th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #826
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That is because that is what they are. Go back through history and you will see that the first underground lines were extensions of then mainline trains into the city.

The small tube lines came later, though again in many cases connected mainline suburban stations to the city.
The sub-surface lines were/are mainline in the sense of full-sized lines linking mainline railways. The original idea was for the Met to have a proper Mainline terminus at Farringdon or around the Moorgate area but this never worked out and Moorgate never became more than minor terminus. The District tried to turn Earls Court and South Kensington into mainline termini but the interest wasn't there. The District was founded as a branch line network which is what the Met became. It's branch to Harrow and Rickmansworth eventually reached Aylesbury which is quite a long way but it wasn't built as a mainline. It reached Verney Junction and was used by the GCR for mainline trains, followed by the Met having its own express tracks, which certainly showed the line was useful for the last mainline railway to reach London to use..
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Old February 10th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #827
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The tube didn't really become what we know it as today until the 1920s, since then its only really been the addition of the Victorian and Jubilee Lines that have changed the central area...
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #828
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Loads of improvement being done in London's rail transportation network.
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New 2009 Stock in service on the Victoria line from Finsbury Park to Seven Sisters:

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Great video .

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Old February 12th, 2010, 10:16 AM   #831
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^ That is appalling! Jesus how hard is it to give a station a lick of pain these days :P
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That station is one of the worst on the network... And those aren't even the LU platforms.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 01:51 PM   #833
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It's been refurbished recently I think... That photo is I assume at least a couple of years old (Silverlink branding). But yes, it's a pretty grim spot (then again so is Wembley).
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Obviously, nothing can beat the later Jubilee Line stations. At last for now.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #835
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Obviously, nothing can beat the later Jubilee Line stations. At last for now.
I disagree, some 1800s sub-surface stations are just as attractive as the stations on the Jubilee line extension...
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Ok .
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Obviously, nothing can beat the later Jubilee Line stations. At last for now.
But nothing could ever beat the Circle/District Line platforms at Notting Hill Gate!
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Of course I was speaking about the general look of the stations, in terms of cleanliness, modernity, etc. The older stations have a charm, no doubt about that.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 05:27 AM   #839
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Another video of the new Victoria line 2009 Stock, this time departing Highbury & Islington. The acceleration compared to the sluggish 67TS really is noticeable!

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Being a bit of a train nerd, I'm a huge fan of the London Underground in general. Part of the enjoyment of visiting London for me has always been using the Underground. I even miss that "musty" smell and the extremely talented buskers.

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