Aldwych Underground Station (Formally Strand Underground Station), London, England

I managed to pick up some tickets for the tour of the abounded 'ghost' station Aldwych Underground Station. The tour was run by the London Transport Museum and got the tickets on their website. I believe that they only run it once a year so was well chuffed when I got the tickets. It was very well run and the tour guides were very knowledgeable, I just wish it was a longer tour as it only lasted 1 hour so it was not enough time to get as many photos that I wanted, however this is not a problem as I will try and visit again next year.

For this image I had to wait for all the people to move onto the next section of the tour so I did find myself always being last in areas of the tour trying to get the images I wanted (another thanks to the tour guides for being so patient) but it was worth it. It is a very photogenic station, its like stepping back in time.

The station closed its doors in 1994 due to dwindling passenger numbers and the cost to refurbish the original 1907 lifts. Theres like two different periods of time within the station itself. This is the Eastern tunnel/platform that only stayed open for 6 years after the station opened and this part of the station was used to store Elgin Marbles from the British Museum during the war. Other parts of the station were also used an air raid shelter.

Within this part of the station I believe its used for training staff and testing out new construction materials to improve the current network now. I tell you a little bit more about the station in the next upload I have. :-)

I hope you all had a great weekend.

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