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Report (Permission Visit) Aldwych Undergrond Station - London - Feb '15


Mr Sam

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permission booked visit these sell out very quick and many thanks to MD for booking it all! A great day out in capital city mainly being tourists.

Aldwych is a closed station on the London Underground, located in the City of Westminster in Central London. It was opened in 1907 with the name Strand, after the street on which it is located, and was the terminus and only station on the short Piccadilly line branch from Holborn that was a relic of the merger of two railway schemes. The station building is close to the Strand's junction with Surrey Street, near Aldwych. During its lifetime, the branch was the subject of a number of unrealised extension proposals that would have seen the tunnels through the station extended southwards, usually to Waterloo.

Served mostly by a shuttle train and suffering from low passenger numbers, the station and branch were considered for closure several times. Service was offered only during weekday peak hours from 1962 and finally discontinued altogether in 1994, when the cost of replacing the lifts was considered too high for the income generated.

Disused parts of the station and the running tunnels were used during both world wars to shelter artworks from London's public galleries and museums from bombing. The station has long been popular as a filming location and has appeared as itself and as other London Underground stations in a number of films. In recognition of its historical significance, the station is a Grade II
listed building.


Guided tour with MD, Goldie87 and Jester of Leicester

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the track here is actually Grade 1 listed as its unique and last of its kind with no suicide pit

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ACID- REFLUX

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Like the pics obviously, but i think using Wiki with all it"s tags detracts from the report IMO
 

Will Knot

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Nice Mr Sam, been wanting to get these tickets for a while......great pics matey :thumb
 

Choo Choo m8ty

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Awesome love this. Nice report
 

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