Posted by Aston Avery

Secrets of the London Underground

For a second series, railway historian Tim Dunn and the London Transport Museum’s Siddy Holloway are back to further explore London’s tube network – revealing its abandoned spaces, thoughtful architecture, and intricate design.

Whether they’re poking around the hidden parts of bustling Charing Cross and Kings Cross, or the disused stations of Brompton Road and Marlborough Road, Tim and Siddy delve into the fascinating histories of every location they visit.

Their super-privileged access also allows the pair to learn how the modern Underground functions; seeing first-hand the digging of London’s newest deep Tube tunnel, and how it joins with the oldest. They visit the turbine hall at the Thames-side power station – the system’s backup generator – and get to explore the new Elizabeth Line stations before they open to the public.

Aston spoke to railway historian Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway from London Transport Museum.

Photo by Terence Burke on Unsplash

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