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London Underground (Paperback)

The Northern Line

P&S History > British History Transport > London Transport World History > UK & Ireland > England > London

By Jonathan James
Imprint: Key Publishing
Series: Transport Systems
Pages: 96
Illustrations: Over 120, colour and black and white
ISBN: 9781802825923
Published: 25th August 2023



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The Northern line is the most complex of the deep level tube lines, both in its history and operation. Moving through the last 130 years, this book focuses on some of the more unusual aspects of the story. In particular, the uncompleted wartime extensions, other proposed extensions, the express services that once operated on the line and the deep level shelters built in World War Two and intended for an express tube after the war. The Northern City Line is also be included, as well as the closed stations at locations such as South Kentish Town and City Road. Rolling stock and depots get a mention, along with some of the stations along the line. Future proposals, including separating the line into two and a possible extension to Clapham Junction are also covered. With over 120 images, this book provides brief history of the Northern line, from the first deep level tube line opened in 1890 to the recent extension to Battersea Power Station.

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About Jonathan James

Jonathan James has worked in the railway industry for 33 years, in various roles. He is currently Head of Contract Management at MTR Elizabeth Line. He is a director of the Narrow Guage Railway Society and edits a section of the bi-monthly magazine. He has written numerous articles and provided photographs and information for a number of railway publications.

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