Saturday, 8 December 2012

Tours of closed Aldwych Tube Station


A secret disused underground station that was used by thousands of Londoners during the Blitz has been opened up for rare public viewing.

 Visitors have been able to take a tour of the Aldwych Tube Station, one of London's closed underground stations, which included a platform which stopped operating in 1914.
The station, which looks the same as it did nearly a century ago, has been used for filming in Atonement, V for Vendetta, Superman 4 and 28 weeks later. 
It has a complete tube train in the platform which goes nowhere and is used for training purposes.


Visitors have been able to take tours of closed Aldwych Tube Station - which includes a platform which stopped operating in 1914 and original 1907 lifts


London Transport Museum held tours of the station last weekend and will hold tours again this weekend.
The tour includes a platform closed in 1914 which was used as a store for the National Gallery during the 2nd World War.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2242030/Inside-ghost-Underground-Tube-station-used-air-raid-shelter-Blitz-filming-Atonement.html

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