The Anonymous Widower

Krushchev Would Feel At Home

Turnpike Lane station is one of the few stations on the northern part of the Piccadilly line with some of the original 1930s details still intact.

Here’s some rather superb uplighters, that would not look out of place in a hotel of the period like the Savoy.

Uplighters at Turnpike Lane Station

And here’s the escalators.

Escalators at Turnpike Lane Station

The escalators are virtually identical to those on the Moscow Metro, as London Underground had a lot to do with installing them. When I was in Moscow in 2000, the escalators there still had their wooden treads.  Because of the Kings Cross Fire, most, if not all, of those in London have now been replaced.

As Nikita Kruschev was one of those incharge of building the Moscow system, he would be pleased that London Underground still has some of the details from the 1930s similarly to those installed in Moscow.

January 20, 2012 - Posted by | Transport | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Very interesting and agree with the likeness to the Moscow subway system. ALL of their stations look like this.

    Comment by Kongo | January 20, 2012 | Reply

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