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Oh wait... too late. It used to be called Gillespie Road, until Arsenal bunged London Underground some money to change the name of the station. However, the original tiling saying "Gillespie Road" could still be seen on the platforms - until recently, when they started to remove it. Presumably to avoid confusing thick tourists/Arsenal fans. It's shameful that this sense of history is being lost, especially when LU is usually so good about preserving its own cultural legacy.
since it's turned into an enjoyably indignified mudfight.
deep level underground lines, which the DLR isn't.
God help me.
so is half the district line
or the Hammersmith and City?
is referred to as 'the tube' in everyday speak. The District and H&C lines are actually cut and cover rather than tube lines.
I should stress this is all from a book I read once.
the screen is just all black and white now. my head hurts
but hasn't "tube" simply becoming an euphemism for the underground
Person A: I'll be over in 10 mins, gotta catch the tube
Person B: No you're not
Person A: Eh?
Person B: You're catching the underground not the tube, we live in zone 6
Person A: Fuck off
and not even an effective pedant, because if you live in Zone 6 it won't be the underground, will it.
overground bits of the underground network
My point is that one name can suffice for the whole thing and "the tube" appears to be it
That's what I call it.
let's sacrifice livestock in celebration of this momentous moment
I wonder if anyone is pedantic enough to insist that only deep-level lines can be referred to as "the Tube". Even then, stretches of the Northern line are above ground.
I think it really refers to the lines that were built after the original cut and cover ones at a much deeper level using the gateshead shield which give the tunnels the 'tube' appearance.
Poplar is a DLR station and the DLR is above ground.
the tunnel from bank out into shadwell cost 3x as much as the rest of the DLR network combined
who live in Mudchute
the jokes write themselves
it takes timing. we all know that tho
Have jokes taken on a physical form?
and they're out to get you
antiquidated typewriters and wearing half moon spectacles
sherlock Holmes tile design but Charing Cross' looks cobbled together, it's the Tudors or something or maybe engineering themed?
are the worst
Lets just throw a load of mosiac tiles at a wall and see what happens
Oh it looks rubbish
Well, too late now
what's going on there? the burial of Britain's WMDs
I think they look pretty. But i don't get to see them that often
so far today.
isn't there already an oyster credit card or did I dream that? I wish we had an oyster style system up here and I was shocked that kids can get the bus free in london until a startlingly old age, make them pay! Little shits!
my favourite tube station is goodge street, because it's standard tube story building with a 4-storey central london house balancing on top. it looks ace.
And I also love Camden, Tufnell Park, Chalk Farm, Kentish Town and Tottanham Court Road.
Oh, and Snaresbrook as I'm a drummer!
tufnell park station.
totally not it..
nice station tho
is actually way more massive than the public see. It has a mass of tunnels that were built to shelter people should the Second World War break out (which it did), but were strangely never used (the same thing was done at Belsize Park, obviously in an apocalypse from above, only those on the Northern Line need to survive)
From the entrance to goodge street look over toward paperchase and down the road you'll be able to see a circular white and red building. That was the entrance