The Anonymous Widower

TfL Closes 40 Tube Stations, Suspends The Night Tube, Fewer Trains And Buses Next Week

Th title of this post is the same as that of this article on Ian Visits.

Ian gives this list of stations that could close.

Bakerloo Line

  • Lambeth North
  • Regents Park
  • Warwick Avenue
  • Kilburn Park
  • Charing Cross

Central Line

  • Holland Park
  • Queensway
  • Lancaster Gate
  • Chancery Lane
  • Redbridge

Circle Line

  • Bayswater
  • Great Portland Street
  • Barbican

District Line

  • Bow Road
  • Stepney Green
  • Mansion House
  • Temple
  • St James’s Park
  • Gloucester Road

Jubilee Line

  • Swiss Cottage
  • St John’s Wood
  • Bermondsey
  • Southwark

Northern Line

  • Tuffnell Park
  • Chalk Farm
  • Mornington Crescent
  • Goodge Street
  • Borough
  • Clapham South
  • Tooting Bec
  • South Wimbledon
  • Hampstead

Piccadilly Line

  • Caledonian Road
  • Arsenal
  • Covent Garden
  • Hyde Park Corner
  • Bounds Green
  • Manor House

Victoria Line

  • Pimlico
  • Blackhorse Road

The general feeling in the comments on Ian’s site, is that they are stations, where they are lightly used or the design could increase the rate of infection.


March 19, 2020 Posted by | Health, Transport | , | Leave a comment

Morden Station – 24th December 2019

I have started to catch up on my old pictures, as I have confined myself to barracks.

These pictures were taken on the 24th December 2019 at Morden station.

I may need them in the future and I can always find them here.

March 17, 2020 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment

‘World-First’ As Bunhill 2 Launches Using Tube Heat To Warm 1,350 Homes

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on the Islington Gazette.

This is the introductory paragraph.

A new energy centre using heat from Northern Line Tube tunnels can now provide warmth and hot water to 1,350 Islington homes.

These are some of my pictures of the centre.

If you want to go and see the Bunhill 2 Centre, walk down City Road from the Angel.

March 6, 2020 Posted by | World | , , | 2 Comments

See Fist-Fighting Mice On The London Underground

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Ian Visits.

An extraordinary picture is being shown.

December 22, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

The New Bank Station Entrance At Cannon Street Is Taking Shape Nicely

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Londonist.

The article contains some good pictures and says this.

  • The building has now been topped out!
  • The station is underneath an eleven storey block.
  • The entrance will give direct escalator and lift access to the Northern Line.

These are some pictures of my own.

The entrance and the building above should be open by 2022.

September 13, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment

Tottenham Hale Station – 9th September 2019

These pictures show the progress on the Underground part of the station.

It will be a big glazed structure.

There was talk of the station being completed this year, but I’d rate it for Sprint 2020.

September 9, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , | 2 Comments

Stop It! Phone App Cries Out To Deter Japan Subway Gropers

The title of this post, is the same as that of an article on page 31 of today’s Times.

An app has been developed and deployed in Japan, where if a lady being groped on the Subway if she presses a button on the app, it displays an appropriate message on her phone.

If the groper persists, then another button, shouts out a message.

As a regular traveller on crowded London Underground and Overground trains, I know groping goes on, but I have never seen it happen, except between obviously consenting couples, who arrived and left together.

Although, you do get the odd bumping at times, but usually smiles and a sorry, say it is a genuine accident.

May 24, 2019 Posted by | Computing, Transport | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New Underground Station Entrance At Euston Station

The entrance to Euston Underground station has been moved to the piazza outside station.

It appears there have been two objectives.

  • To create more seating space in the cramped main station.
  • To separate travellers walking to and from the Underground from those standing in the station forecourt.

Compared to Kings Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo, Euston has rather complicated pedestrian flows, which hopefully will be simplified, when the station is rebuilt for High Speed Two.

May 13, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , | 1 Comment

From Paddington To Victoria The Hard Way

On Friday, I tried to use the Bakerloo Line at Paddington station and it was in chaos because of related engineering work.

So today, instead of going between Paddington and Victoria by using the Bakerloo and Victoria Lines, I thought I’d use the Circle Line and go direct.

But it turned into a struggle.

  • A train arrived within a minute but didn’t say where it was going.
  • It turned out to be Olympia, so I changed at Earl’s Court for Victoria.
  • Close to my exit from the train at Victoria was a lift saying it was going to the Way Out.
  • But it didn’t and I had to climb back up to the platform where I started.
  • Another set of stairs took me to the sueface.

When I got to the surface, I saw an information office and asked if they could point me to a bus spider map, so I could find out if a bus would have been easier. They hadn’t a clue and probably only wanted to see me a tour.

But I found one in an obvious place.

And ascertained that a 36 bus would have been just the job.

The picture shows one going the other way, just outside the station.

It is a bit slower, but not if you have a heavy case or a child in a buggy.

April 21, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

A Toilet On A London Underground Train

On my short journey between City Thameslink, and London Bridge stations, I sat next to one of the toilets.

I also made use of the facility.

As there is a lot of pressure to show Thameslink on the Tube Map, will these trains become the only trains on the Underground to have toilets?

As modern controlled emission toilets, don’t throw anything on the tracks, they can be safely used anywhere.

April 5, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , , , | 1 Comment