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Waterloo Underground Station

UPDATE SEP 2011 - #34 on Explore and Front Page for 23.09.2011 - thank you very much everybody! :-)


Wow what a mad couple of days, managed to get two of my latest photos into explore, and big thank you to those who looked and took the time to have a look at my photos, it is very much appreciated :-)


This photo is the Jubilee Line station of Waterloo Underground station.


It is one of a few stations that have doors protecting the track coming into the platform and I believe that it was only the new stations that were part of the Jubilee Line extension back in 1996 that received these, I don't think they are anywhere else on the London Underground network.


Maybe someone could clear this up for me but I always thought that these doors were used to stop people falling onto the track although they do serve this purpose but I was told that they were installed to help with ventilation and reduce the wind caused by the train approaching/leaving, anyone know the answer?


It took me ages to get the timing of this photo so I could see the 'FULL ON' on the advert at the rear. This is an HDR photo made from a single photo. Once tone-mapped in Photomatix I reimported back into Lightroom 3. I then had to sort out the barrel distortion in PTLens. I wanted to keep it a dark and grungy so kept most of the noise. Gave it a bit of post processing and thats it.


Photo Details

Sony A700

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR





1/15s exposure


Software Used

Lightroom 3.0


Photomatix 4.1



Waterloo tube station is a London Underground station located at Waterloo station. It is the second busiest station on the network and is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and the Waterloo & City lines. The station is in Travelcard Zone 1.


The first underground station at Waterloo was opened on 8 August 1898 by the Waterloo & City Railway (W&CR), a subsidiary of the owners of the main line station, the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR). The W&CR, nicknamed "the Drain" achieved in a limited way the L&SWR's original plan of taking its tracks the short distance north-east into the City of London.


On 10 March 1906, the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR, now the Bakerloo line) was opened. On 13 September 1926, the extension of the Hampstead & Highgate line (as the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line was then known) was opened from Embankment to the existing City & South London Railway station Kennington with a new station at Waterloo.


As a subsidiary of the L&SWR and its successor the Southern Railway, the W&CR was not a part of the London Underground system. Following nationalization of the main line railway companies in 1948, it became part of British Railways (later British Rail). Following a period of closure during 1993 when the line was converted to use the four rail electrical system of the London Underground, the ownership of Waterloo & City line was transferred to the Underground on 1 April 1994. Due to an Easter shut-down, the first London Underground service on the line was on 5 April 1994.


On 24 September 1999, the Jubilee line station was opened as part of the Jubilee Line Extension. The station was temporarily the western terminus of the extension running from Stratford in east London, before the final section to link the extension to the original line was opened between Waterloo and Green Park on 20 November 1999. The Jubilee platforms are at the opposite end of the site from those of the Bakerloo and Northern lines, but the two ends are connected by a 140-metre (460 ft) moving walkway link (one of only two on the Underground - the other gives access to the Waterloo & City line platform at Bank station).

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Taken on April 13, 2011