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03 July 2013 | Secret, Transport | By: Geoff Marshall

Secrets Of The Central Line

Secrets Of The Central Line

Geoff Marshall shares his favourite bits of Tube trivia from the Central Line. Where can you find the only remaining wooden escalator? Which is the least-used station on the network? And where can you wait at an award-winning bus shelter?

Feel free to share your own favourite bits of Central Line trivia in the comments below.

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Mark Walley

I've heard it say (and said it to others) that when you stand on the Central Line platform at Liverpool Street you're standing below a plague pit. Is this true? I think I heard it on some "haunted tube" pseudo-documentary.

Nigel White

Great video as always.

Greenford and Stratford are not the only two Underground stations on the network where you go up to the platform by escalator. The same is true at Canning Town. However, I think they are the only two where you go up from street level to the platform by escalator. At Canning Town after entering the station, you have to go down to the Ticket Hall area, then up again by escalator to the Jubilee Line platform.


I covet that clock every time I am in Bethnal Green station.

Dani Dicklicker

At snaresbrook if you flash your dongle at a certain cCtv camera you will be hauled in by security, although if you speak in the right way to the right guy he will reward you with £20 Oyster credit!

Dave K

Always enjoy these little short 'secrets' films - more please!


Nice film - enjoying this series. But Bank of England printing works is at Debden, not on the Hainault loop.

Carlos N Velez/Lacerta Bio

These are great videos

Robert Lordan

Absolutely love these videos... keep up the good work.

Jazz For Hire

These videos are really amazing but are far too short ! The editing.. You jump too fast from one thing to another without explaining things properly.. For example, you didn't mention that the small round bit in the corridor at Tottenham Court Road (or was it Oxford Circus?) used to be the lift shaft which is why it is that shape - the bit when you shouted out 'echo...'

Love London

Great videos Love the underground

Whovian Marvel Tube Life

Where's the bit where you said about the doors opening both sides at Stratford?