Other than our resident World Record holder, there can’t be many people who’ve visited every single Underground station. Mike Turnbull is one such completer-finisher. Not only has he alighted at all 270 stations on the network, but he’s also snapped a photo in each one — specifically, a photo of one of the station’s roundels.
Mike, who took just two months over his endeavours, shared some of his findings with us:
The most enjoyable section was the Amersham/Chesham sections of the Metropolitan Line where I spent a sunny Monday afternoon wandering around Chesham Village. The most tedious to shoot was the north-eastern section of the Central Line out to Epping, where it was not uncommon to spend up to 20 minutes waiting on the next tube… It was also interesting to find out that out of the 270 stations, four stations don’t display the typical underground roundel (Wimbledon, Barking, Richmond and Upminster), and Ealing Broadway has an old-style roundel from the early 1900s on the District Line platform. After seeing 270 stations, I have decided that my favourite station on the whole network is the Circle platforms at Baker Street.
The complete set of roundels can be found on Mike’s Flickr stream.