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South Ken Colours

One of favourite facts on the Secrets of the District Line is that the colours painted onto the pillars at South Kensington tube station match the three lines that run there – Green, Yellow and Blue for the District, Circle and Piccadilly.

Even better is that Green was at the top and Blue at the bottom to match the fact that District is subsurface, and the Piccadilly is deep tube level down below.

Which is why why we found it disturbing to note that a couple of weeks ago they’d all been painted white … as a primer? Ok, maybe they’re just getting a new lick of paint, but now they’re starting to be painted at the green colour is now at the bottom of the pillars which is not where it was before! ¬†We shall keep an eye on this closely to see what happens …

South Ken Coloured Pillars

South Ken Coloured Pillars

30 Jun 15

Oxford Colours

Oxford Circus Pillars

Oxford Circus Pillars

We only just noticed this the other day – we’ve known for a long time that the wall pattern tiles are Blue, Red and Brown to represents the three colours of the lines that pass through there – but we’ve only just realised too that the pillars in the ticket hall area also have the three colours to match the lines.

It’s subtle because the brown of the Bakerloo is at the bottom a bit dirty and goes unnoticed (a bit like the line itself), but it’s there, part of the three colours that make up the lines through Oxford Circus.

30 Apr 14

Tube Strike Map

With another tube strike set to start at 9pm on the 28th April 2014, services will be hugely disrupted all day on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th April.

TfL have produced a document listing which services they hope to run (between 7am and 11pm) but again it’s hard to decipher, which is why we’ve created something visual – the familiar tube map showing where (and how frequently) services should be running.

This time we’ve included TfL’s Overground and DLR services too, which aren’t affected by the strike action.

Click on the image here for a large sized JPG, or download a PDF of it here.

Tube Strike Map, April 2014

Tube Strike Map, April 2014

(Updated version, 28th April 2014 at 7.45pm. Updated District Line frequency and added in a couple of Overground station that had been missed out!)

27 Apr 14