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Permission, Aldwych Tube Station, London, February 2016

MrT

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Managed to bag some tickets for London's disused station, Aldwych. Not been south for a while, so got a nice early train down and had a good walk round for the day.

Construction started on 21 October 1905 with demolition of the Royal Strand Theatre which occupied the site, it opened as Strand station on 30 November 1907.

Both entrances had Piccadilly tube on their facades when the station opened. Not long afterwards, these were changed to Piccadilly RLY as the UERL disliked the word tube. The station was renamed Aldwych on 9 May 1915.

The Aldwych service was suspended on 22 September 1940 and used as a shelter for the public during air raids. It opened again on 1st July 1946.

The platforms and tunnels at Aldwych station are 92 feet and 6 inches below street level.

From June 1958 the line began only in rush hours. It was eventually closed in 1994 when the original 1907 lifts needed urgent replacement and the cost could not be justified. 

Aldwych station and the trains have been used for many films, TV productions, music videos ( some listed below) and emergency services training. 

(Film)

Superman 4

Atonement 

V for Vendetta 

The edge of love

28 weeks later

The deep blue sea

The Krays

(Tv)

Sherlock

Mr selffridge

(music)

The Prodigys, firestarter

A modified and expanded version of the station appears as a level in the video game Tomb Raider III.

The station was the subject of an episode of most haunted in 2002. Im not a fan of of the show, but it starts with history into the station, which is pretty good.








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Thanks for looking my friends :)

 
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AndyK!

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Nice that, mate. Liking the now and then pics.

 

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Could do with slightly bigger pics though ;)

 

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Great pics there, as already mentioned the pics could do with being bigger i think :)  

 
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Thanks, I like the then and now idea. I lowered the image size down 1 notch than id normally use, ill put it up again .

 

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Well, saying that, i was passing Aldwych yesterday and 4 police vans pulled up outisde the exit of this station and out jumped 7 BTP officers, no idea what was going on as on the other side of the road, they had a Q of other people ready for their tour. BTP were suited and booted tho lol

 
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