- Brill! Map of London underground ghost stations
That is really cool; surprising what else you find lurking under the city too!!
Not so sure you’ll find a map of those though? 😉Posted 6 years agoThree_FishMember
No Sumatra unfortunately…
This was one of the more oblique references to the original books. ‘The Giant Rat of Sumatra’ is mentioned a handful of times when Holmes or Watson consider cases which have not been published. In the case of the ‘Giant Rat…’, it is said that the public are not yet ready for such a story. I’ve really enjoyed the way that Sherlock’s writers have referenced so many of the books to add texture to the modernised stories.Posted 6 years agoaPMember
A number of those stations are shown with incorrect links – Hounslow Town and Aldwych/ Strand particularly.Posted 6 years ago
The RMG MailRail tunnels aren’t suitable for converting into cycle routes, the tunnels are quite small and the access points too limited (I was down in them early last year).
Surely this map should also include the proposed Northern Line express routes (otherwise known as the Deep Level Shelters under Clapham South, Clapham North, Stockwell etc etc).
Actually Stockwell has been rebuilt twice since starting as a C&SLR station, there used to be an underground depot with cable hauled incline just to the southwest of it.
Green Park was rebuilt and the original station entrance is still findable, as was Knightsbridge and Old Street.
When I have the chance I’ll dig some more information out as I’ve been into quite a number of disused shafts and tunnels over the last 10 years.notmyrealnameSubscriber
The map is also missing the Hampstead Heath station, I think they were going to call it Hampstead Road or Bull & Bush. It was the deepest station on the underground network.
I was told a story by an elderly gentleman a few years ago that during the war they used the station to store various types of munitions.Posted 6 years agoRo5eyMember
Re shoeburyness…. the district line runs, overground, along side the C2C main line (out of Fenchurch street) from bromley-by-bow to the end if it’s line at Upminster. The C2C line then continues east to the end of it’s line atSshoeburyness
So Shoebury is still a used station… especially by all those p1ssed up city boys and girls who fall asleep on the “Vomit Comet” or the last train on a thrusday/friday night and find themselves woken up by the guard at the end of the line.
Never quite made it the Shoeburyness myself…. Got as far as Westcliff oncePosted 6 years agoThe Wrong TrousersSubscriber
Timely article on underground Brum :Posted 6 years ago100mphplusMember
spectabilis – The complex under Brum, (baring MOD installations under London that we were not allowed to go in), was the biggest we saw in the UK.
There was litterally a village down there sealed from the world above, living spaces, sports halls, power stations, cinema, hospital, stores… etc..etc. Main entrances around the bullring and was on numerous levels and extended for miles in all directions. Further accesses along and at the extremeties of the tunnels.
We refurbished the upper levels for BT to use as storage and cable routing.
We refurbished some tunnels in London and in one particular installation, one of our boys found a door along the tunnel and on opening to investigate was confronted by an armed soldier and a whole pile of doodoo hitting a fan when he came back to the surface 😆Posted 6 years agoavdave2Member
Shoeburyness is where you get to if you carry on east past Southend-On-Sea
Shoeburyness is where you get to to if you keep going east till you fall off the edge of the world. I lived there and worked on Foulness for 7 years, the only place on the planet where there is a 24 hour 365 day a year headwind no matter which way you are facing!Posted 6 years agoaPMember
Finally watched it last night. The 2 stations are definitely Aldwych/ Strand and Charing Cross disused Jubilee Line escalators & platforms (as seen in the last Bond film and Fast & Furious 6).Posted 6 years ago
I think I know where the inclined shaft is, not sure about the vertical shaft, could be Stockwell?
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