The Anonymous Widower

The Coldest Station on the Underground

Whilst I was being let in to Elephant and Castle station to get north of the river, I was joking with the barrier staff, that it was cold, but it wasn’t as cold as Oakwood station, which is one I knew well as a child.  I did say that if you ever were offered a transfer there then don’t accept, as on a cold day like today, it’s always freezing.

With the wind in the east at Oakwood it gets particularly cold, as the wind blows all the way from Siberia. In fact, if you were to fly level due east from the station, the first land you hit is the Urals. It all probably explains how our house there, at 73 Sussex Way, was so cold and regularly had sheets of ice on the windows in the winter.

Apparently, there used to be a plaque in the station about the height and the Urals, but I couldn’t find it, when I visited.

January 13, 2012 - Posted by | World | , ,

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