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Friday, December 09, 2011

Old Style



I don't often travel by tube, I hadn't realised that these old lamps, woodwork and brass were still in any stations; this is St John's Wood station. Thankfully, the old wooden treads have all been replaced with metal, post the Kings Cross fire.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 3

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Blogger Helen said ... (14:17) : 

That's as may be but I don't remember the old escalators with the wooden treads breaking down as often as these do. At any given time about a quarter of the escalators in London are not working for all kinds of reasons. Watching people who have difficulties in walking, who have children, who have luggage struggle up and down stationary escalators is no fun.

 

Anonymous AnKa said ... (21:29) : 

One of Charles Holden's stations. There are similar lamps in the Turnpike Lane Underground Station.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Turnpike_Lane_station.jpg

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (15:00) : 

I read an interesting article recently about just how difficult it is to keep escalators running 24/7/365. Even if you make the complicated machinery as bullet-proof as you can, they are relatively easy to break and need constant maintenance. Compare an aircraft, which has a very searching maintenance regime.

Ah, here we are - http://www.lrb.co.uk/v24/n05/peter-campbell/why-does-it-take-so-long-to-mend-an-escalator

 

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