Secrets of the Circle Line By Geoff Marshall

In this video Geoff Marshall decides to take a trip around the Circle line, only to end back where he started. Along the way he uncovers some trivia and secrets such as:

  • The Bermuda triangle of tube stations.
  • The station who’s tiles revel former train services.
  • Where you can find a memorial plaque to a deceased station cat.
  • The drain cover that reveals when London Underground HQ was built.
  • The narrow house that blocks the railway.
  • The station with not 1 but 2 hidden platforms.

Circle line not enough for you? Well you can also watch the other videos in this series:

Secrets of the Hammersmith and City Line by Geoff Marshall

In this video Geoff Marshall has a look at the secrets of the Hammersmith and City line. Some of the highlights include:

  • The subway that linked the two Hammersmith stations.
  • Where to find the third Hammersmith station.
  • Where to find the newest station on the whole network.
  • The secret exit used only one weekend a year.
  • The only station where you exit to a canal.
  • Where to find the original Baker Street station entrance.

For a complete list of trivia and facts for each station read: Hammersmith & City Line Underground Stations – Facts, Trivia And Impressions

For more of Geoff’s videos see:

Secrets of the Piccadilly Line By Geoff Marshall

In the video above, Geoff Marshall shares some of the secrets of the Piccadilly line. These include:

  • The architect who designed 26 of the 53 stations, including many of its most famous ones.
  • The station that depicts rural scenes through ironwork.
  • The secret design trick that allows the illiterate to identify stations.
  • Where you can find the remains of a spiral escalator.
  • Which station has secret platforms that are no longer used.
  • And most importantly, Geoff’s favourite station!

And if you enjoyed that, then you can watch the other videos in the series:

The Secrets Of The Jubilee Line By Geoff Marshall

While the Jubilee line may be the youngest, even it has its fair share of secrets. Geoff Marshall shares just a few of the line’s secrets such as the Tube’s most pointless waiting room, where to find a Beatles themed coffee shop, the secret platforms at Charing Cross, the hidden entrance to the Houses of Parliament, and the cinema inside a tube station.

And if you enjoyed that one there’s even more videos:

For more Tube trivia be sure to visit his website.

What Makes The New Met/Circle Line Trains Better? Michael Portillo Explains In This Video

I suspect most regular readers of this blog have ridden on the new S-stock trains that have debuted on the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City & District lines over the past 8 months.

Former Conservative Party politician and unashamedly passionate rail aficionado Michael Portillo explains a few of the key benefits of the upgrade using his distinctive style in the video below:
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A Simplified Map of London’s Ghost Stations

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Above you can find yet another map of London’s abandoned and disused ghost stations. However, what sets this one apart is how simple it is to read.

Created by current Tube Challenge record holder Geoff Marshall and author of Do Not Alight Here Ben Pedroche it’s a really easy way to see what bits of the network are no longer in use.

For more on maps of disused stations be sure to check out:

Disused Tube Stations Mapped – London Underground’s Ghost Stations

London Underground Tube Map Showing All Ghost Stations & Unbuilt Lines

James Borrell: Walking the Victoria Line Video

Well it seems walking tube lines is becoming ever more popular. The video above shows James Borrell and his girlfriend Jess walking the Victoria Line from Brixton to Walthamstow Central. Really brought back a lot of memories for me.

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