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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

50 MP's visiting Ghost Tube Station

After spending two years building the company that is set to open up London Underground's disused Tube stations, Ajit Chambers of
Old London Underground Company, has secured the support of 50 MP's and Ministers who have agreed to attend a site visit into a ‘Ghost Station’ and learn more about the project.

Inside centre of Brompton Road Tube

Brompton Road Platform 2

Chambers says "The Mayor of London, Ministry of Defence  and Transport Commissioner - Peter Hendy, have all been hugely helpful during the build of this project over the past two years and are now enabling MP’s and media teams access to visit one of the sites. TfL's Health and Safety Licensing have already facilitated access to Clapham South, Mayfair, Down Street and consideration to Brompton Road for previous visits by my project teams."

Coming down to platform level at Brompton Road

It's encouraging to see that MPs have just as much interest as a huge amount of Londoners in seeing the mysteries of these hidden stations and the visits should give them a first hand opportunity to see what is needed to re-open the stations & drive new income into the tourist industry.

The multi-million pound public and private partnership is set to overhaul and adapt London’s disused Tube stations for a variety of cultural and leisure opportunities. It's hoped that this will create new employment across the city and quench the thirst for exploring hidden London for the rest of us.

Disused passageway with vintage 1959 posters, Notting Hill Gate Tube station © London Underground

Ajit's project has already attracted interest from global news organisations including the BBC, Huffington Post, Bloomberg and most recently a Russian TV organisation with 120 million viewers has secured a site visit.

The Old London Underground Company on  BBC London News click to view

Last year Chambers, received this pledge from the Mayor of London – Boris Johnson.  "My pledge to you, is that we will do it if it doesn’t cost a penny of public money".

The MPs site visit is a major step forward in getting Chambers the political backing he needs & help to secure even more private investment for the project.

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