Central Line

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    (Shot at 1502 hours on 27 December 2006)

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    The Central Line is a line of the London Underground and coloured red on the tube map. It is a deep-level "tube" line, running east-west across London, and has the greatest total length of track on the Underground (but is not the longest continuous line). Until the closure of the Epping-Ongar section, the terminus at Ongar was the furthest point from London on the network.


    Although the Central London Railway was incorporated in 1891 for a line between Shepherd's Bush and Bank (with an extension to Liverpool Street authorised in 1892) the time for completion had to be extended twice (1894, 1899); and it was not until 27 June 1900 that it was formally opened, a month before public traffic began to use the railway on 30 July, to Bank station. The railway was initially operated by electric locomotives hauling a train of trailer cars. The distinctive station buildings, few of which survive, were designed by the architect Harry Bell Measures.


    In common with virtually all other Underground lines, the Central Line is worked by a single type of rolling stock. The 1992 Tube Stock was introduced gradually from April 1993 to 17 February 1995, and was the first in London to introduce automated announcement of the next station and connections available. The 1992 stock is painted in the standard red, white and blue Underground livery. The 1992 stock on the line runs in 8-car sets.

    In 1996 the line was fitted with Automatic Train Operation, and this was brought into service in sections over the next few years.

    From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Line

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    1. kayodeok 93 months ago | reply

      I thought I should point out that I live at the point where the Central Line terminates/begins so empty trains are easy to come by.

      What is more difficult are cleaner trains to photograph.

    2. louistib 93 months ago | reply

      What a great shot
      You are invited to display your image in:


      Please tag 'Lines&Curves'

    3. LEA.MX 92 months ago | reply

      nice shot!

    4. Steven P. Moreno 91 months ago | reply

      Cool train car...looks like night club. Nice.

    5. RLSi 87 months ago | reply

      mmmmm lovely!

    6. LiLi S. 86 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Everything about Zebra,Stripes and Geometry (Add 1 / Comment 1 ), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    7. loka90 83 months ago | reply

      oddio che figa!

    8. María Cañizares [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

      And there was nobody in the underground? (:
      Is gorgeous!

    9. Javelin395 81 months ago | reply

      You photo is 'Stars in the Railways!'

      Please add this magnificent shot to UK Trainz (Diesel 'n' Electric).

      Found in a search. (?)

    10. Milori Blue 80 months ago | reply

      This is really cool. I love the eerie-ness of the empty space, and the colours and the symmetry

    11. Fogde 80 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

    12. tannerkoza39 80 months ago | reply

      good vertical lines

    13. NyToul 79 months ago | reply

      Really good symetry ! I have almost the same for the new york subway !

    14. Aditya Bhelke 78 months ago | reply

      Thats an awesome pic.

      The central line was my life line for the last 6 months... commuting to office from home and back. I almost fell in love with it, and have neumerous photos of it.

      But this one of your is so very clean and shiny :)

    15. Ross Wildish 73 months ago | reply

      Not many people can make a central line train look good :) Congrats

    16. _skynet 69 months ago | reply

      wow! Never knew london tube can be so stunning! You amaze me!

    17. 50D-Ray 64 months ago | reply

      Beautiful lines, creepy atmoshere, incredible depth!

    18. lorilooo 62 months ago | reply

      Oh, the subway. <3

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