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Report - Brunel Tunnel - London - 12/03/10

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Derelict-UK, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Derelict-UK

    Derelict-UK 28DL Full Member
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    Went on a walk through the Brunel Tunnel under the River Thames today.

    Was quite interesting to see the architecture and what problems they encountered tunneling it (such as a roof collapse killing many when it flooded the tunnel). When it was first used (by foot) there used to be a shop in every arch along the tunnel.

    More info on Wiki...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thames_Tunnel

    The tour is sold out, when I got there quite a few people turned up expecting tickets to be available but were turned away. It is sold out for tomorrow too, I spoke to one of the tour guides and he said after this success he would think it would happen again.

    Oh and you are not allowed to take tripods down there, even all the film crews were not allowed them! saw some grumpy cameramen coming back up the escalators with those massive TV shoulder cameras!


    Some pictures have therefor been sharpened in PS as it was all handheld and no flash.

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    Reached Wapping Station's Side...

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    Back to Rotherhithe Station...

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  2. Jordan_Young

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    Nice, looks interesting =] Might put that on my list of places to explore :p
     
  3. Brick_Man

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    mmm heard abut this overnight, looks awesome, think they had it open for a few days?

    Id heard they wanted to run tours down there for ages, but doubted it would ever happen, seems i was wrong! Looks freaking nice though, original tunnel just got raped for the underground system which bolted stuff on left right and centre. Is there much to be seen of the original entrances or have they been butchered to within an inch or their life?
     
  4. Derelict-UK

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    I didn't see the staircase down to the tunnels as last year a concrete floor was place over the bottom which prevents you walking down (according to one of the guys in the High-Viz jackets). Access was through the tube station. You can still see the ends of the tunnels and the condition in the tunnels is amazing, not your ordinary grimey underground tunnel!

    If they did the tours again, I would look at going if you haven't been before.
     
  5. Gone

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    Looks fantastic, Great shots.

    Would love a trip inside the underground :thumb
     
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    Superb shots! :thumb

    Would love to check out a place like that!
     
  7. professor frink

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    Last year I visited the original Rotherhithe entrance beside the Brunel museum.
    It was an empty circular room with a new concrete floor separating it from the tunnel.
    Similar to looking into an empty silo, oil drum or pintpot.
    I was very disappointed. :mad:

    Missed out on the tickets for the tunnel tour, hopefully they will stage this again.
     
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    Great shots especially considering no tripod. Will keep an eye out for more ticjets/dates.
     
  9. canni

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    Is it not going to be opened for the tubes soon? I wouldn't explore that :crazy
     
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    They added lights that change colours now! They intend to install a glass lift in there.

    Should've just turned up and tried your luck! I had no trouble getting hold of tickets for some other members of this forum last night from someone whose own friends couldn't make it.
     
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  11. Jordan_Young

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    Ye actually more reasonable consideration would suggest this to be a bad idea :p
     
  12. SamCT

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    Derelict,

    where did you get the tickets from? (website? etc.) would just like to keep an eye out for if they were to be sold again.


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  13. Geezer

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    Just picked this up from the Brunnel Museum Website:

    Thames Tunnel Tours Retrospective

    Retrospective on the Thames Tunnel tours


    What a weekend!

    On 12th & 13th March, in conjunction with the GLA, TfL and London Overground, we were able to walk tour groups through the tunnel. We knew it was going to be popular but the response was even bigger than we thought.

    A couple of thousand people were able to walk through the tunnel with the aid of volunteer stewards and tour guides describing the points of interest.

    The tour guides did an excellent job with many positive reviews across the Internet.

    Sadly these tours are likely to be the only ones to be run. London Overground are well aware of the huge public interest in walking through the tunnel but have to reconcile that with preparing to run a railway through the tunnels.
     
  14. Derelict-UK

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    I looked on their website and phoned the transport museum up and ordered over the phone. Apparently there was a meltdown on the website fooking up everyones order lol.
     
  15. Geezer

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    The London Transport Museum used to do tours of dis-used Underground Station - went down the old Aldwych Station many years ago, but I think they have stopped doing them now.
     
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