A little doco on a tube line that never was

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A little doco on a tube line that never was

#1 Post by monotonehell » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:52 am

Entertaining and nicely put together doco about urban planing both sides of World War Two and how a line that was to be, never was, and how it may have affected the local urban landscape. Very parochial, but very entertaining and I'm sure everyone will come away from it with something for their pet obsession.

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Re: A little doco on a tube line that never was

#2 Post by Shuz » Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:34 am

Very interesting. A lot of comparisons could be made similarly for the closure of the Hackham rail corridor, right here at home.

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Re: A little doco on a tube line that never was

#3 Post by Prince George » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:21 am

Very nice. Big thumbs up for throwing in a grab from King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man"

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Re: A little doco on a tube line that never was

#4 Post by monotonehell » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:09 am

Prince George wrote:Very nice. Big thumbs up for throwing in a grab from King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man"
I've watched it twice now, and cant remember any thrashy music or red faced men? Where is it?
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Re: A little doco on a tube line that never was

#5 Post by AG » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:18 am

There are a lot of stories about London's tube similar to this one where lines went unfinished or stations abandoned. If you look on a map of the London Underground, there's a red line which extends into eastern London called the Central Line. Originally there was a shuttle service that connected with the eastern end of the line at Epping (which is effectively the edge of urban London) to a town called Ongar and closed in 1994. The shuttle service never was well patronised as it passed mostly through rural areas within the Green Belt on the edge of London (the same reason why the Northern Heights project was abandoned).

In central London itself, the Piccadilly Line was supposed to have a branch that extended from Holborn to Waterloo. This never eventuated except for a small section between Holborn and Aldwych. This small section operated a shuttle until it closed in 1994 as only a few hundred passengers a day used it.

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Re: A little doco on a tube line that never was

#6 Post by Omicron » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:04 pm

Whee, what fun! Things like that are fascinating.

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