Subterranean Stuff

Photos from Down Street’s Disused Tube Station

Later this week, tickets will go on sale for a chance to go into one of London Underground’s more significant abandoned tube stations, and here is a preview of what the tours will include.

Ticket Alert: Disused tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a new round of tunnel and disused station tours, with tickets going on sale next week.

Photos from inside Crossrail’s tunnels

Deep under the centre of London, Crossrail is laying some rather unusual railway tracks that are not often used in the UK… they float.

Battersea’s Tunnel Boring Machines shown off

London Underground has shown off the two new tunnel boring machines that will soon start chewing through South London to dig the Northern line extension.

Paddington’s Bakerloo Line station to close for 4 months

TfL has confirmed what was suspected earlier, and that the Bakerloo Line wont be stopping at Paddington Station from April until the middle of August – because a new tunnel is being dug to link it to Crossrail.

Down Street Station Tours – T&Cs Change

Just a silly one — but the terms and conditions for tours of the disused Down Street tube station have been changed.

Photos from inside Crossrail’s Paddington Station

Sitting next to Paddington Station, a vast box has been dug down into the ground to create an impressive interchange for Crossrail commuters.

WW2 Bunker Under Clapham to Open for Regular Tours

Transport for London has secured planning permission to open up one of the WW2 bunkers dug deep under London for regular tours.

Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval

The upgrade, which will cost £563 million will see the capacity of the tube station increased by 40%, and two news travolators added to speed transfers between the Central and Northern lines.

New photos from inside the Crossrail tunnels

Crossrail has released photos of some of its tunnels, as they turn from digging tunnels to putting a railway inside the tunnels.

Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels

Behind an anonymous door in an unremarkable wall, can be found one of London’s hidden marvels — the Post Office railway.

New photos of Crossrail tunnels at Bond Street

New photos have been released by Crossrail showing the continued construction progress at Bond Street station.

75th Anniversary of the Balham Tube Disaster

It’s the evening of 14th October 1940, and one of the worst wartime disasters of the London Underground is about to take place.

A look inside the WW2 tunnels under Clapham Common

It’s 1942, and the air raid warnings are screaming. People in select parts of London hurry to their nearest tube station to take shelter.

Abandoned tube station tours announced

Tickets to tour three disused disused tube stations go on sale on Wednesday morning.

The bit of Crossrail that is 3-times deeper than a tube train

Around 150 metres below ground, and nearly three times deeper than the deepest tube train, can be found a part of the Crossrail network.

Crossrail uncovers burial pit of Great Plague victims

A mass burial site suspected of containing 30 victims of The Great Plague of 1665 has been unearthed at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street building site.

Photos from the Crossrail tunnels under Farringdon

Of all the stations being built by Crossrail, one of the most complex is at Farringdon, and all thanks to an event in the North Sea roughly 10 million years ago.