As I am betting you are probably aware, the Circle Line is shortly to be uncoiled and turned into something that is still called a circle, but is most certainly not.
As with most changes on the train networks, there is inevitably a moment of handover from old to new.
I’ve been having a thought, and decided that it would be quite fun to catch the very last ever fully circular circle line train (yes, I am that sad).
By my calculations – that is the 23:37 train from Tower Hill on Sat 12th Dec, running anti-clockwise round the network and finishing back at Tower Hill about an hour later. An earlier train at 23:07 is the last clockwise train.
At this moment, there are no plans for engineering works on the line that weekend.
If thinking of getting up early to catch the first less-than-circle circle line train, then be warned that they have already run the trains in that format with passengers, for a trial weekend (diamond geezer passim).
I’ve been on a few last train trip events, and while unofficial so far, I think it might be a laugh to do the same for the Circle Line.
A few more thoughts elsewhere:
Annie Mole worries about what the new line will be called
Dave Hill gets all existentialist about the meaning of circles.
Diamond Geezer fisks the new posters advertising the line.