Piccadilly Line Hits 100

By M@ Last edited 146 months ago
Piccadilly Line Hits 100

Everyone's favourite means of getting from Cockfosters to Heathrow reached its centenary today. The Piccadilly Line celebrated 100 years of operation in an all-expenses spared orgy of hedonism:

LU managing director Tim O'Toole was at Leicester Square station and presented staff with a birthday card and a specially-designed cake.

Apparently, drivers were on hand to help light the candles - putting their talents for striking and blowing out to good practice.

As usual, Diamond Geezer has the definitive blog post on this, so we'll refer you to him for more insights. Our previous look at architect Charles Holden, who designed many of the Piccadilly Line stations, might also tickle your fancy.

Last Updated 15 December 2006