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Friday, June 09, 2006

Take The Last Train to Shoreditch

Doesn't have the same ring as

I'm sure that many people people tonight will be going to see the last train rumble into Shoreditch Tube Station, as from this evening it will close forever. Somehow I don't think it will be greeted with the same levels of sadness as seeing the last Routemaster. However I learnt from Rafael's site that "This will be the first station closure on the Underground since Aldwych, North Weald and Ongar closed (on the same day) in 1994."

Shoreditch closure

A new station, called Shoreditch High Street, will open in 2010 at the site of the former Bishopsgate Goods Yard when the first phase of the project to improve the East London Line is completed. Check out the Tube's press release for more on this.

Meanwhile a whole group of Tube Challengers from the forum will be travelling across this evening to say farewell to the station. The last train to Shoreditch departs New Cross Gate at 2019, and I'm pretty sure that's the one they're intending to be on. Perhaps someone from the forum could give us some more details. Although at the time of writing the line is closed between Whitechapel & Shoreditch, so let's hope it's working by the time they, er, close it.

In the meantime, bye bye Shoreditch, it's been nice knowing you!

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