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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Mayor Pledges to Support Disused Tube Station Re-openings

Are we a step nearer to seeing abandoned London Underground stations getting re-opened?  A number of meetings are taking place very soon, that could certainly help to move the project along.  As
I have mentioned in the past, I'm voluntarily doing some social media consultancy for the Old London Underground Company who are on a mission to try to re-open a number of disused stations for tours & tourist attractions.

Next week, the company's founder Ajit Chambers is meeting the Mayor's Office to progress dicussions. Above is a video of some of the pledges that Boris has made in support of the project.

Brompton Road Platform 1 by Annie Mole

Sam Mullins the Director of London Transport Museum who have run a number of very successful tours of the dis-used Aldwych Tube station, is also meeting Ajit in the near future.

Aldwych roundel

Finally, following a phone call with Downing Street, a couple of MPs are going on a site visit to see the potential & scope of what would be needed to open some of the stations.

Filmed by Steve from Art Of The State

Good luck to the team for upcoming meetings & tours and in the meantime here's Part One of some raw video footage of a private tour of Brompton Road Tube station which was uploaded to the Old London Underground Company's blog just before Christmas.

Related posts
Photos of Ghost Tube Station Brompton Road Tour
Re-opening disused Tube Stations - a step closer
Tour of an abandoned Tube Station
Should Ghost Tube Stations be resurrected
Inside Disused Tube Station: Brompton Road - pictures
Aldwych Tube Station - Blitz Tour
South Kentish Town Tube and John Betjeman
Shoreditch Underground Station up for sale 

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