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Friday, August 05, 2011

Inside Disused Tube Station: Brompton Road - Pictures

I was kindly asked by
Ajit Chambers of the Old London Underground company if I would like to make a visit to the "ghost Tube station" Brompton Road. He only had last minute access and it was too short notice for me to go. So I shared my invite with IanVisits and Londonist who eagerly "(We tagged along like eager Jack Russell puppies on a first trip to the park)" took up the invite and have kindly gave me quick notice of when their pictures of the tour of Brompton Road London Underground station were up.

Side passage from lifts to platforms by IanVisits

"The station retains plenty of period features including a distinctive brown and green tiling pattern and electrical switch gear." said Londonist.

Electricity box  by IanVisit

Ianvisits said "Will this make a viable tourist attraction? I think it might – it is quite a decent size facility, is close to the museums, has a good lump of WW2 military history and has sufficient tube heritage left to appeal to the transport geeks. Also, more critically, the deep level layout permits a loop for people to go in, down, around and back up a separate exit shaft – which is essential for safety."

To the stairs! by IanVisits

Check out their full posts at IanVisits and Londonist for more pictures & thoughts and even a video on Londonist.

Thanks to Ajit for inviting me in the first place and for giving what sounds like a fascinating tour.

Update - 6th September 2011 - I got to go on one of Ajit's private tours of  Brompton Road Tube - it was amazing.

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