Secrets Of The District Line

Geoff Marshall shares his favourite bits of Tube trivia from the District Line. In which ticket hall can you find a swastika? Which station changes name from one platform to the next? Where does the Underground go over the Overground?

You might recognise Geoff from a recent BBC film documenting his attempts to regain the record for visiting all the Tube stations in one day. Feel free to share your own favourite bits of District Line trivia in the comments below.

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  • Dean Nicholas

    Mile End station used to have a District line map on it which displayed a phantom station, Putney Green. Probably a signmaker’s error: it sat between Putney Bridge and Parson’s Green. I think it’s gone now, sadly.

  • Dave Kirwin

    Thanks Geoff Marshall, always informative and a nicely presented.

  • Moley

    The Underground goes over the Overground in three seperate locations on the district line?

    • geofftech

      Only place it happens /at a station/ though, I should have been more precise!

  • Upney

    Upminster Bridge, not quite a swastika but it was defaced by a few squaddies.


    Very good! Each episode is getting better and better :)
    thank you, Geoff and Londonist.

  • Neil Watson

    Excellent Geoff, but where’s Vicki?

  • Frogmella

    Aaargh, I’m turning into a tube nerd!! Great stuff, always educational AND entertaining. Keep them coming!

  • mike durell

    LO underLU at Whitechapel

  • DaNi Shalom

    If at 6am weekdays you go upto the badly mean looking Jamaican guy standing outside the shop at the northeast corner of Manor House interchange and squeeze his balls and shout “FREE TICKET” he WILL buy you a free one-way ticket to Dagenham for you!

    • Dave

      Oh cool, it worked! Thanks.

  • centraltrains

    Lol subtitles 2:19 “sandwiched in the middle of july and august right he’s an old age pension”

  • Minnie

    Fanbloodytastic. Please keep the videos coming.