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UK Charing Cross Closed Platforms - Permission Visit - April 16

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Morning All,

I was lucky enough to grab myself a ticket to attend a tour of the 2 closed platforms at Charing Cross station recently :)
A little history:

Until the Jubilee line was extended south of the Thames via the Millennium Dome to link with Stratford on the Central line, the Jubilee line originally terminated at Charing Cross. As the new extension was built, a section of tunnelling between Charing Cross and Green Park effectively became a branch line of the new extension. Originally it was intended to run a few special services to Charing Cross, however it was eventually decided to abandon the Jubilee platform there and it was closed on 19th November 1999. Occasionally trains are still routed up the branch but no passengers are allowed to alight since the escalators are now out of service. Since closing, the platform has been stripped of much of its decoration and is now cordoned off to the public.

Really enjoyed my time down there, even more enjoyable than Aldwych tbh.

Part of James Bond's Skyfall was filmed here, we were told they spent 5 months filming here, just for 10 minutes of footage!!

On with my pics

 

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Thanks for looking

DJ

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Still looks pretty mint in there. Any idea why the movie posters are fairly recent considering it closed in 1999?

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26 minutes ago, The_Raw said:

Still looks pretty mint in there. Any idea why the movie posters are fairly recent considering it closed in 1999?

Yeah, very clean in here. No idea tbh mate. I saw a report from here last june 2015 (permission visit) and it had the same posters up on the walls on the platforms (apart from the lion king one)

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I'm guessing when they use it for filming, the film company may put up their own posters etc. to fit the era the film is set in, that's a guess anyway. 

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