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The Fanatics

Station Master Geoff pops up on a new Sky 1 quiz show tonight, The Fanatics as he pitches his Underground knowledge against two other fanatical contestants – a Doctor Who devotee and a Boxing aficionado.

It’s on tonight at 8pm, and you’ll have to watch it to see who wins …

Geoff the Fanatic

Geoff the Fanatic

07 Jan 15

Westbourne Oak

So we saw the film ‘Paddington’ over the holiday period, and were delighted to see there was a bit of filming on the London Underground where the famous bear grapples with the escalators at … Westbourne Oak Tube station.

A combination of Westbourne Park and Royal Oak? It would seem so! And they are the two stations immediately after Paddington station when heading west on the Hammersmith & City line.

Of course it was actually filmed at Maida Vale, something we spotted the split second it appeared on the screen, with its distinctive exterior; and, after tweeting about it, a nice man called Adrian Scottow got in touch as he’s a local and took pictures of when they were filming the scenes back in November 2013.

Click on the image below to be taken through to his Flickr gallery to see more!

Westbourne Oak station

Westbourne Oak station

05 Jan 15

Farewell, TCR

The interchange with the Central Line at Tottenham Court Road is now closed for a year, and you’ve only got one week left to see this area (and the mosaics) before it’s closed completely. This includes some of the entrances, which will never be open again when the new ticket office opens on January 12th. The Central Line interchange re-opens in December 2015.

Central Line Closed

Central Line Closed

03 Jan 15