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Harlow Council lobbying for a London Underground extension
Harlow Council lobbying for a London Underground extension

Harlow Council lobbying for a London Underground extension

An extension of the London Underground's Central line to reach the town of Harlow is being proposed by the local council, as part of a range of ideas to improve transport links to London as the town is planning to add some 19,000 new homes over the next decade.

Aug
16
2021
Debden station on the Central line goes step-free
Debden station on the Central line goes step-free

Debden station on the Central line goes step-free

Debden tube station has become the latest to get step-free access with the opening of a new footbridge with lifts linking the two platforms.

Apr
12
2021
The tube station that had a movable platform
The tube station that had a movable platform

The tube station that had a movable platform

Generally speaking, when standing on a tube station platform, the only thing that should move is the tube train as it arrives, but there was once a tube station with a platform that also moved.

Dec
15
2020
Elizabeth line roundel spotting
Elizabeth line roundel spotting

Elizabeth line roundel spotting

The opening date of the Elizabeth line may have been pushed back to "whenever", but signs to the new tube line are popping up across the network.

Feb
19
2019
London Underground plans major upgrade for Leyton tube station
London Underground plans major upgrade for Leyton tube station

London Underground plans major upgrade for Leyton tube station

Waltham Forest Council has agreed to fund half of an £18 million upgrade for Leyton tube station on the Central line, with the other half coming from TfL.

Jan
21
2019
Tube strike announced for the Central line this Friday
Tube strike announced for the Central line this Friday

Tube strike announced for the Central line this Friday

There will be a tube strike all day this coming Friday (5th October), the tube union ASLEF has announced.

Oct
02
2018
Some Central line trains wont stop at St Paul’s tube station until April 2019
Some Central line trains wont stop at St Paul’s tube station until April 2019

Some Central line trains wont stop at St Paul’s tube station until April 2019

From later this week, westbound Central line trains won't be stopping at St Paul's tube station during the morning and evening rush hours until next April.

Aug
06
2018
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Piccadilly and Central line stations
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Piccadilly and Central line stations

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Piccadilly and Central line stations

The group, Modernism in Metroland will be running two tours later this year for small groups that will look at the modernist station buildings along the Piccadilly and Central lines.

Mar
17
2017
When London’s tube tunnels were painted white
When London’s tube tunnels were painted white

When London’s tube tunnels were painted white

We're used to staring out of bright tube trains into dark tunnels, but once, the tunnels were whitewashed in brilliant white paint.

Feb
06
2017
Unbuilt London: Central London’s underground railway loop
Unbuilt London: Central London’s underground railway loop

Unbuilt London: Central London’s underground railway loop

Had plans gone as planned, London Underground's Central line should look more like the Circle line running in a loop, not a long single line passing through the centre of London.

Apr
23
2016
See some 3D maps of Central line tube stations
See some 3D maps of Central line tube stations

See some 3D maps of Central line tube stations

TfL has released a batch of 3D maps of Central line tube stations, following a Freedom of Information request.

Jun
13
2015
Special train service on the Central Line
Special train service on the Central Line

Special train service on the Central Line

Had you been waiting for a train on parts of the Central Line on Saturday you might have had a slight delay due to a special service passing through.

Oct
05
2014
70th anniversary of an aircraft factory hidden in a tube tunnel
70th anniversary of an aircraft factory hidden in a tube tunnel

70th anniversary of an aircraft factory hidden in a tube tunnel

After 16 months of preparation during the height of the blitz, a secret aircraft components factory was completed deep underground in North London in what were unfinished tunnels for the Central Line extension.

Apr
07
2012
The last wooden escalator
The last wooden escalator

The last wooden escalator

I wandered up to Greenford in North West London this morning to have a look at one of London Underground’s little novelties. Greenford Station, on the Central Line is notable for a couple of reasons – it has the only

Aug
16
2008

An old news article about the Central Line Underground Railway

I have a copy of an article published in The New York Times on March 7th 1898 which goes into detail about the construction of the first stage of what we today call the Central Line on the underground. As

Feb
19
2008