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Friday, April 13, 2012

Is Brompton Road Tube even closer to Re-Opening?

The Mayor and Transport for London have said for a while now that in principle they are in favour of Ajit’s proposals to
reopen abandoned & disused Tube Stations, provided he presents suitably detailed and properly funded plans. Well now Ajit has, starting with funded plans for purchasing of the disused Brompton Road London Underground Station.

Brompton Road Platform 2

On the back of countless meetings with private investors, MP's, TfL, the Mayor's office and Boris Johnson himself, Ajit has received private funding to buy Brompton Road for tours and potentially other entertainment.

Boris has pledged many times now his support of the plans to re-open the "ghost" Tube stations and now that Ajit has funding this is obviously a crucial step to seeing the plans finally come to fruition

Ajit Chambers and Boris Johnson
I wish Ajit the best of luck in the negotiations he's having with all parties. The interest in exploring disused stations is not just amongst Londoners or trainspotters. MP's are keen to visit and Ajit has support from a number of key transport commentators like Christian Wolmar for his proposals too. Look out for a number of features in national & international press coming soon with more on the plans.

Related posts
Parliamentary Early Day Motion Supports Disused Tube Re-openings
50 MP's visiting Ghost Tube Station
Mayor Pledges to Support Disused Tube Station Re-openings 
Photos of Ghost Tube Station Brompton Road Tour
Inside Disused Tube Station: Brompton Road - Pictures 
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

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